Rock Solid Thrower
I've had this three seasons now, and it's just a workhorse. Typically, it just starts with a pull of the recoil, but I like having the electric starter for the first of the season start or it's been a while since it was last run.
I get around 200" of snow a season at my home, and if this doesn't work, I'm not getting off the property as my driveway climbs a hill. Last year we had one event of 10" the wettest snow I've ever seen. The snow so extremely heavy that I had to run it in lowest forward speed - parts of my driveway are over 30' wide, so I was throwing the snow to the side, then throwing "that" snow too. The thrower's engine was definitely under a greater load than when it throws powder snow, but no problems. Due to the length of my driveway, (I probably should be using the tractor with its own thrower), I went through two tanks of gas.
The only maintenance I've done is to change the oil at the end of the season. You have to remove the wheel to have a clear drop to the oil pan, but that's only a cotter key, so it's no big deal.
I'd buy another one of these in a heart beat.
December 5, 2013
It was shipped damaged and it won’t start.
Received this 1 day early; opened the box, and the unit had scratches on the handle and air filter.
Assembly was complicated by cryptic instruction manuals.
When I tried to start it, I noticed that the manual did not show the same controls as those on the machine, like the manual was for a previous year’s model.
The machine would not start.
The fuel on-off switch would not move.
And it’s snowing like crazy.
You don’t need this kind of hassles with a machine in this price range.
Husqvarna, you are 0 for 2: shipping damaged goods, and shipping goods that do not work.
November 24, 2013
Bring on the snow
Recently my old snow thrower broke and I had to buy a new one. I shopped at our local ACE store and after looking at several machines bought the Husqvarna 12527HV because of the features which it offered. I have used it several times and it does a very nice job of removing snow. I am pleased with it performance.
February 14, 2013
good machine for heavy snow
i have had this machine for seven years now, has done everything i asked of it well. I help out several nieghbors with double driveways and i have a three car wide driveway machine throws snow farther than most machines. electric start is excelent feature. routine service once a season, and drain gas tank at end of season, run carb dry. Starts right up when needed. power steering isn't great and heavy to muscle around but will cut through 30 inches of snow without any problem. yes i recommend it for heavy snow , get a small machine for light snow as this is overkill for small snows.
February 10, 2013
Gets The Job Done
I have owned this snow thrower for over a year; but, I have only used it once due to a lack of snowfall. Starts easily even in cold weather with the pull start. I have not had the need to use the electric start. Overall, this machine has good value considering the cost. Let it snow, let it snow let it snow.
January 15, 2013
I purchaced this machine after intense research. I bought it in November 2011. The machine was produced on 11/10/11 in Georgia and arrived on 11/17/11. I uncrated and assembled it. It went together with ease. I filled the crank case and fuel cell (stabil added as always) it fired right up. I couldnt wait for snow. Well no snow last year so be it. I would fire it up peroidically (as I do with all my small engines). Well three days ago the snow came, about 10 inches. I went out and after about 30 minutes I finally got it started. I took it down the driveway about 75 yards and it just started spitting and sputtering and finally bogged and stalled. After about 15 minutes I got it running again but it just kept bogging and dieing. After three hours of this I had enough and pushed it back into the garage. I figured Id had enough and would look at it later with a clear head. Today it snowed another 7 or 8 inches (so far) so I reread the manual and headed out. I looked things over and it appeared I had everything right so I attempted to fire it up. It took right off. She warmed up and away we went down the driveway again. About 75 yards it sputtered and died again. I wasnt messing around this time and pulled it back to the garage and took a closer look. I pulled the plug replaced it and discovered it wasnt getting any fuel. Okay why? At closer inspection the primer bulb fuel supply line was dry rot and in two pieces. Now I can only assume that the main fuel line is dry rot as well. In any event its down the snow is still coming down I have a driveway to open and God forbid that something should happen to my 80 year old mother and the ambulance cant get up our driveway. So now do I start tearing it apart and hope I have whatever I need to get it running or just man the shovel. I should have never gave away my 14 year old Craftsman until I knew that my NEW Husquavrna was everything that my research told me it was. I thought I made a smart decision now I feel like a fool I dont expect this to be posted here but I assue you after Im done shoveling Im going to hit every site I can find. Buyer beware!
December 29, 2012
worked great in tough conditions
used it to clear off our pond for ice skating, snow was wet and heavy , worked fast and easy . also have a tar driveway i maintain that is very steep, i put hex head screws in tires to get up the hill , snow thrower pulled me up the driveway because my feet were slipping ,has done everything i have asked of it
January 19, 2012
this snowthrower has power plus.. easy to handle&manuver
and does a great job. the only problem is that the spark plug was in crossthreaded from the factory. shouldnt be too hard to fix though. really like this machine!!
January 18, 2012