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Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 31BM63P Snow blower

 
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

 
5.0
Great snowthrower
2/8/2015
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Fuel Efficient
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
Family And Neighbors
Comment:
I have done about 5 driveways and right out of the box into 16 of snow and more in drifts and it ate it up and threw the snow at least 15 to 20 feet
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
3.0
A Little Disappointed at first
1/31/2015
Pros
Extra shear pins
Headlight Is A Plus
Very Easy To Start
Cons
1st Gear Too Fast
Chute Adjustment Problems
Best Uses
Driveway
SIDEWALK
Comment:
I bought this last winter at Lowes. Second time out the pin came out of the chute control making it inoperable. I was able to get it back in and it came out again this year, first time out. I set it back in with a nail punch and it has stayed in place ever since. In heavy snow, first gear seems too fast as it tends to bog down. However, in this 2nd season it does seem better. I may have had the choke on slightly last year or I just needed to adjust to it's capability. So far this year it has been very effective and has handled the snow at the end of the driveway quite well. I installed a cab on it to keep the snow from blowing back in my face. It is a very nice set up. I guess in conclusion I have to say that the more I use this snow blower the more I like it. Maybe I worked the bugs out of it. Time will tell.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 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.
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 Multiple speeds, Headlight, Electric start, 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, Removal speed, Surface cleaning, 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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