Troy-Bilt Storm 2840 31AH64Q snow blower

 
Approximate retail price:
$900
Summary: This two-stage, gas-powered Troy-Bilt snow blower has electric start and a 28-inch clearing width. It also has a headlight and single-lever chute control.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Troy-Bilt Storm 2840 31AH64Q

The Troy-Bilt Storm 2840 31AH64Q is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the Storm 2840 31AH64Q 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.

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About This Brand

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.

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Features & Specs - Troy-Bilt Storm 2840 31AH64Q
info Engine size 277cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering No
info Single lever chute adjustment Yes
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips Yes
info Warranty (yrs.) 2
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User Reviews - Troy-Bilt Storm 2840 31AH64Q
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I read all 20 reviews before mine and bought it
12/28/2015
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Cons
It's Not Track Driven
Best Uses
Driveway
Parking Areas
Comment:
These have been on the market long enough for me to find a very slightly used one at half the retail price (yeah, I got lucky.) I had to lower the handlebar and remove the shute to fit it in the back of my Rav4 -brought it home, reassembled and cleared my 150' long driveway and parking area at the top. It worked very well and really only had trouble with the areas compacted by driving on the snow. It even did a great job on the area that had accumulated over the past 2 weeks -not wet, but very heavily compacted. It would ride up sometimes, which required a second pass to clear. It also handled the plow pile at the bottom of the driveway without much hesitation and it climbed my driveway without slipping. I had considered a tracked model because of the slope of my drive, but this machine handled it with 6 of snow -no problem. For all the other reviews regarding the chute control, I have no other reference, but I did not find it that annoying. Bottom line, my back feels a lot better than it did after shoveling 8 inches last week.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
OVERALL OK
2/22/2015
Pros
Good Traction
Maneuverable
Quiet
Starts easy
Throws Far
Cons
Auger Cable Breaks
Joystick Is Awful
Best Uses
Driveway
Yard
Comment:
Overall a good machine. starts easy, quiet, throws well, doesnt bind up, seems pretty durable, controls labeled well, good traction. The chute joystick is a MAJOR deisgn flaw. The lock trigger sticks, or doesnt lock sometimes. Have to use two hands to turn it, even with OE grease in the gear boxes and lube on the chute pivot base. When you do get the chute to turn it will not go a full 90 degrees either direction. This is from the gear ratio between the handle gear box and the chute gear box. ANNOYING. The cable spring assembly to tighten the auger belt has broken three times. The spring in particular is what is breaking, but you have to replace the assembly. Not hard to do but annoying still... Good machine, but has taken me considerable work from DAY ONE to make it function up to spec.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
A Great Buy,for anyone Snow Belted!!!
2/12/2015
Pros
Controls Well Labled
Easy To Assemble
Heavy Duty
Help Line Great
Maneuverable
Manual Very Detailed
More Than Enough Power
Starts easy
Throws Far
Cons
Chute Toggle Hard To Turn
Best Uses
Comment:
A Great Machine! Must be designed, by people who uses them. Only a few things need attention. Some Notation about, CHECK the Augar and Drive Pullys. upon assembling. Mine came off and caused a sever drop of power to the wheels. Joy Stick is hard to move. for now. But with lubrication it should improve.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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