I purchased this item on 10/12/2009. I own other husqvarna product, which have performed rather well. I owned a yardman snow blower for several years. After moving to upstate NY, I wanted a back-up, because of the hard winters. I was use to my yardman controls, so it took a while to get use to the new controls, because they were basically reversed. The first major problem was it was too light on the front end. I had to pull up on the handles too prevent it from riding over the snow top. The body is very flimsy and cheap feeling, which is probably why it’s so light. I only used it about 6 times over 3 a year period because it was such a pain to use. I keep it stored in side and out of the sun. After the first year the tires started showing cracking. I kept it in storage the following winter, and didn’t use it at all. The following season, the tires were showing major damage and started leaking air. I put some green tire slim in tires, and they started leaking slim out of the cracks. The tires are Americana polar pro. This year I ended up putting a tube in the tire, because it kept on leaking slim, and going flat. Remind you this snow blower has always been stored inside. My yardman is over 30 years old, and still running strong, with very little parts replacement. Husqvarna, I love your products, but this snow blower is a big disappointment!
November 5, 2013
Purchased this snow blower at Lowes day after snow storm Nemo. Worked great clearing 2.5 feet of snow. Has power to throw snow a good distance. Even the heavy stuff at end of driveway. Would highly recommend.
February 17, 2013
Connecticut just experienced the worst snow storm since 1978. Blizzard Nemo struck and we had 3 feet of snow on the ground. We scrambled to find a supplier open who had any kind of snow removal equipment. We found our local Agway had snow throwers in stock. We went there loaded this into the truck and off we went to clear a path around the house so we could remove the snow from the roof. What a pleasure to operate. Its worth the money and I did not need all the creature features.
February 11, 2013
So far so good
Haven't had a lot of snow so far this winter yet but it did work well when using it. Just wish it was a little easier to get it in a low speed. Threw show a long ways witch is helpful because i share part of the driveway with a neighbor and need to clear it out between the houses.
January 28, 2013
This snow thrower is a beast
I upgraded from a Toro that came over on the Mayflower. It weighed more than my car. It took 62 & 1/2 pulls each and every time I tried to start it. NOW... picture this awesome beast. It is so easy. It is so fun. I only wish I had bought one sooner to make life that much simpler. You cant find fault with any of it. And for those on the fence...pull out the credit card and get it already! You wont regret it.
December 16, 2012
No snow yet but anxious to try it out.
I had a 30" snowblower that was 15 years old. It did the job but I wanted to upgrade. Saw the snowblower at our local hardware store and liked the features. Already added the Husqvarna canopy and have the front weight on order. I had a little problem but fixed it myself. The nut on the bottom of the fuel tank (at the fuel shutoff valve) was not tight and fuel leaked out. I took the cover off and tightened the nut and problem solved. I will let you know how I like it if we get some snow in Iowa.
December 14, 2012
great product i like the power it offers to move heavy snow falls.
November 7, 2012
Husqvarna's like snow I think...
I only got to use it a couple of times this year and it replaced a track blower but one not as wide/deep. I used it in a 30" + snow fall and it ate up the snow no problem. I wish for as much as it cost that it had the hand warming grips and it doesn't appear you can add them even though I see the wiring I think. I couldn't find the parts from Husqvarna or another supplier...kind of a bummer as I'd buy them. I also missed the track drive a bit as it also had a weight shifting feature that pushed the nose into a drift...the Husqvarna needs a bit of 'handling' to keep it digging and not wanting to ride up, even with deep but not impacted snow...overall though I like it and hope it gives me years of a good experience.
April 27, 2012