The Troy-Bilt Storm 2410 31AM62N is a snow blower available from
The Storm 2410 31AM62N typically costs
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on snow blower
models like the Storm 2410 31AM62N.
Engine Size is the engine displacement measured in cubic centimeters for gasoline powered engines. Most manufacturers not longer give a horsepower rating. Engine displacement is now the only universal way to compare relative engine size. Electric motors are stated in amps.
Most models offer a plug-in startng device that saves you the hassle of pull-starting the engine, but you need to be near an outlet.
For two-stage models, most come with multiple forward speeds and two reverse speeds. The ability to vary ground speed according to snow conditions gets the job done faster. Some of the least expensive two-stage models have only one forward speed.
The Ratings of Craftsman 88957 were applied to untested model Troy-Bilt Storm 2410 31AM62N, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Troy Bilt is the MTD-made brand sold in Lowes. Troy Bilt gas-powered snow blowers feature single- and two-stage four-cycle engines, a mix of electric and recoil starters, and snow clearing widths of 21 to 45 inches.
Engine size Engine Size is the engine displacement measured in cubic centimeters for gasoline powered engines. Most manufacturers not longer give a horsepower rating. Engine displacement is now the only universal way to compare relative engine size. Electric motors are stated in amps.
Electric start Most models offer a plug-in startng device that saves you the hassle of pull-starting the engine, but you need to be near an outlet.
Multiple speeds For two-stage models, most come with multiple forward speeds and two reverse speeds. The ability to vary ground speed according to snow conditions gets the job done faster. Some of the least expensive two-stage models have only one forward speed.
Single hand controls Most two-stage models have individual lever controls on each side of the handlebar, one engaging the wheel traction and the other for engaging the auger/impeller. This feature allows both control levers to be held down with one hand, leaving the other hand free to adjust the chute controls.
Single hand controls
Freewheel steering For two-stage models, this feature, which usually consists of triggers under each handlebar, disengages either or both the left and right drive wheels for easy, sharp turning.
Single lever chute adjustment Only on two-stage models, a single lever or "joystick" on the control panel allows for quick changes to the horizontal discharge direction (the alternative is a hand crank) and to the vertical discharge height (the alternative is leaving the operator position and manual adjustment) all with a single lever.
Single lever chute adjustment
Headlight This eases snow throwing at night or in low-light situations.
Heated handgrips Heated handgrips are a nicety, though they don't replace a good pair of gloves.
Warranty (yrs.) Manufacturer's stated warranty in years of coverage. In most cases it applies only to consumer use and not commercial use.
Although there is basic assembly required I found that to be fairly easy in the mail part except for attachment of the snow thrower chute due to a very poor diagram and unclear instructions. The machine came with oil already added so it just needed gasoline. The machine starts first pull of the rope and even easier with the electric start. I would have liked to have a headlight for early morning operation in winter but since there is none I used a LED bike front lamp for illumination for $15. This machine is easy enough for my wife to use as it is very maneuverable and responsive. So far I thoroughly recommend this Troy Bilt snow thrower.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By M. Villeneuve
from Wrentham, MA
Troy-Bilt Storm 2400 - disappointment
Can't Handle Wet Snow
I have owned this reasonably priced model for about 2.5 years and the engine through a piston. I take good care of my equipment and I remember my father getting 17 years out of his snowblower. Engine repairs will cost me around $180 (doing the work myself) or almost $400 for a new engine. I'm very disappointed with this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from norwalk, Ia
good machine but chute control mechanism
Very good for sidewalks where you can keep the chute control in one position. However, shifting the chute control will cause it to fail.