Toro Power Curve 1800 38381 snow blower

 
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Summary: This corded-electric Toro snow blower has an 18-inch clearing width.
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Type: Single-stage electric snow blowers
About - Toro Power Curve 1800 38381

The Toro Power Curve 1800 38381 is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the Power Curve 1800 38381 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The snow blower's clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
How quickly models could remove snow without laboring; We push single-stage machines as quickly as possible before the machine labors.

Plow pile removal:
How quickly the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.
About This Brand

One of the market leaders in snow-blower sales, Toro sells a variety of electric models in addition to single- and two-stage gas models at outdoor power equipment dealers and Home Depot. It markets the electric models under the Power Curve and Power Shovel line names and the gas models under the Power Shift and Power Max line names. Electric modelshave snow clearing widths of 12 to 18 inches. Gas models have snow clearing widths of 16 to 28 inches and available electric start.

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Features & Specs - Toro Power Curve 1800 38381
info Engine size 15amp
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds No
info Single hand controls No
info Freewheel steering No
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight No
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 2
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User Reviews - Toro Power Curve 1800 38381
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5.0
For this 72 year old, a better choice than a gas blower
1/28/2016
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Lightweight
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Do not underestimate this blower. <br /><br />A few days ago I used it to successfully clear 16 inch deep snow from a 4 car driveway. No doubt it would have taken a lot less time with a gas blower, but then gas blowers are too heavy for me to handle, at age 72, and too much trouble with constant needs for maintenance and draining the gas and changing the oil. <br /><br />It is so much easier than manual shoveling. Manual shoveling you have to keep bending and throwing. With this blower, you keep standing upright moving the blower, mostly forwards, sometimes backing up.<br /><br />It also slowly chews through heavy soggy piles of snow at the foot of my driveway deposited by my township's snow plows. Not quick, but much less stressful than doing it by hand.<br /><br />And the other big plus is that it is easy to store without major hassle. <br /><br />NOTE: I wish Consumer Reports would state the *weight* of heavy products like snow blowers and electric generators.
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Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Good but it died
1/22/2016
Pros
Lightweight
Maneuverable
No Gas
Cons
Can't Handle Wet Snow
Best Uses
Deck
Driveway
Comment:
Bought in Dec 2010 - wanted a small footprint, no maintenance, no emissions, light duty snow blower. I live in western north carolina and normally only get a few 3 to 8 inch snow events. It worked great and even pretty good on wet snow. However it recently seemed to overheat and it appears the motor is toast. The part isn't repairable and a new motor costs more than a new model. My 'eco' solution doesn't seem so 'eco' now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Totally practical for small driveway city dwellers
12/6/2015
Pros
A Back Saver
Clears to the Pavement
Easy to store
Easy to use
Lightweight
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Poor On Compacted Snow
Scraper Wears Out Quickly
Best Uses
Before Snow Is Compacted
Driveway
Up To Ten Inches
Walkways
Comment:
Very convenient where power is reliable. This machine takes the sweat out of clearing snow on driveways and sidewalks. I would suggest you clear a space before your driveway and before the the city plow creates a snowbank. Your neighbor will be happy and you won't be up at five with a real shovel. You will not be the neighborhood hero with this machine but your clear sidewalks will be appreciated.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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