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Snow blowers

Husqvarna ST230E
 
Approximate retail price:
$1300
Summary: This two-stage, gas-powered Husqvarna has a 30-inch clearing width and comes with electric start. It also has a headlight.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Husqvarna ST230E

The Husqvarna ST230E is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the ST230E 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.
Features & Specs - Husqvarna ST230E
info Engine size 342cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering Yes
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips Yes
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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User Reviews - Husqvarna ST230E
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1.0
won't move
2/16/2014
Pros
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
Think twice about purchasing this unit. I have had issues since I purchased mine new last March
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Very good snow blower
1/28/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
I have had this snow blower for 5+ years. When I first got it the carburetor was leaking due to a stuck float. I fixed this myself.<br /><br />I don't understand ConsumerReports comment on the lack of maneuverability. I would rate it excellent. It has a left and right trigger just underneath the hand grips for freeing either wheel, which makes turning a breeze!<br /><br />My only other complaint is that the bearings at the end of the auger are not the best. I have had to add some shims to compensate for wear. However, I have seen that on the newer units they have changed to a better bearing design.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Money well spent
1/1/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Throws Far
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Comment:
I had this machine for two plus years.It runs like the day I bought it.I have four properties and it started every time without fail.I wish my truck was as good.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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