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Snow blowers

Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P
 
Approximate retail price:
$760
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Craftsman 88970 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
User Reviews
User Reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Decent snow blower
2/26/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Reliable
Throws Far
Cons
Fuel Guzzler/Smelly
Loud
Runs Rough
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
I bought this unit from Lowe's 2 seasons ago. It was used for one storm last year. This year I have had it out for 7 storms, putting about 10 hours on the engine doing a 400 foot gravel driveway. It has handled light fluffy snow and heavy wet snow equally well.<br />It has been very reliable, starting nearly every time (see below). Mechanically it has been great, no major issues. <br />I did find that if I completely remove the choke once it is warmed up, it surges, particularly at idle. By adjusting the choke back on a little it straightened out. Colder weather actually used the choke less so it seems to be tuned for about 10 degrees.<br />I have only used the electric start once just to try it out, but it has pull started fine.<br />I did find that the fuel needs to be run completely dry at the end of the season. I left a little in after the first season and it gummed up the carburetor. After running it a while with fresh gas and a little Stabil it has been bullet-proof.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
4.0
very good experience
2/16/2014
Pros
Clears Heavy Snow
Clears To Pavement
Gas Efficient
Throws Far
Turns Over Easily
Cons
None
Best Uses
Driveway
Patio
Comment:
I have had this machine (or Troy BIlt equivalent) for 4 seasons. Excellent machine. I do the yearly oil change and spark plug change myself. I would have it professionally serviced every few years (dirt in carb bowl caused some missing, etc). Don't leave it outside after you use it, impeller froze in place from impacted snow which turned to ice and I couldn't use it the next day until it spent many hours in the garage. Beats the heck out of shoveling, but no snowblower is effort-free. Even though it is self-propelled, in slippery snow or on ice you still have to direct it somewhat. Chains would be better but I never bothered getting them. Very good value for the price. It is a trouble-free workhorse.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Troubled
3/3/2011
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Lightweight
Seviceable
Throws Far
Cons
Durability
Service
Best Uses
Driveway
Yard
Comment:
Spring on wheel clutch cable snapped in two months. Neither part nor service available from MTD service providers. I didn't try [...]. This must be a design flaw because part was not available from any MTD service sources.[...]
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
The Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P is part of the Snow blowers test program at Consumer Reports. The Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P Snow blowers features and specs include Headlight, Electric start, Multiple speeds, Heated handgrips, Engine size, Freewheel steering, Single hand controls, Single lever chute adjustment, Warranty (yrs.). In our lab tests, Snow blowers models like the Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Controls, Handling, Surface cleaning, Removal speed, Width (in.), Plow pile removal, Throwing distance. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P.
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