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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 clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
Removal speed is how quickly models could remove snow without laboring; single-stage machines were pushed as quickly as possible before the machine labored.

Plow pile removal:
How fast 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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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.
 
3.0
Check the auger before its delivered
2/9/2015
Pros
Cons
Can't Handle Wet Snow
Best Uses
Driveway
Yard
Comment:
I like this snow blower but have a problem with it. It came with two of the same auger on it and I didn't realize it right away. In other words it has two right side augers on it. What it does is it pulls the snow all from the right side to the left past the fan, where it overflows and spits it out.It does throw some of the snow,but it takes twice as long as it should to do an area and if the snow is heavy forget it. I've called Troy Built and spoke to a nice gentleman and he was surprised to hear this. He located several shops in the area that do waranty service. But seeing as its the middle of the season, nobody can get to it imediately. Also they all want to charge me to pick it up and drop it off. I have already paid a delivery charge when I bought it and now I'm on the hook again and its not my fault. For this reason I say DO NOT BUY ANY OF THEIR PRODUCTS! I paid in good faith and if they won't make it right....right now I say forget Troy Bilt!
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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