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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 scored excellent for removal speed and was very good at removing the plow pile at the end of the driveway, which can be a challenge for some machines. Throwing distance was excellent; this matters most if you have a wide driveway. Surface cleaning-how much snow was left on the surface-was very good. Handling, which is how easy the machine is to maneuver (including turns), was only good. Ease of using the various controls-such as speed, chute, and auger-was fair. Requires the use of hearing protection. We found the heated handgrips to be a nice option. We found the headlight illumination useful when operating at night.
Features & Specs - Husqvarna ST230E
info Engine size 342-cc
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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