I had a John Deere that I replaced with this machine. The St 121 is harder to push Than my Deere. This machine is powerful it moves the snow. The left light went out with the second use. The machine starts easy. Satisfied with it, but for the price you'd think it would be better.
February 10, 2014
It looks great but very hard to push
This baby is sleek and looks like a quality machine. I had a little trouble starting it but, I did not let that get me down. There was about three inches of fresh snow on the ground and I expected to walk through it with ease. Well what a surprise three different men tried to push this machine through the snow and each one of us had to put all our weight into it and actually lift the back wheels off the ground. I must say once we did that it cleared right to the ground but, we were all exhausted after a few pushes. Also the handle keeps on coming off. Reading other reviews it looks like this has been happening for some time now and you would think they would have fixed the problem by now. I wish I saw these reviews prior to purchase and I could of saved $738.58.
February 10, 2014
There is plenty of power in this thrower, the ergonomics seem to be a little off. When you have to push harder (deeper snow), you tend to lift the wheels off the ground making the front dig in harder. This makes it that much harder to push. Either a relocation of the wheels (forward) or a different handle configuration would help.
February 4, 2014
Unbelievable Snow Blower
Returned my Toro snow blower after a week and bought this one. The best decision I made. The Toro couldn't make it down the driveway before puttering if the snow was too high. I live in Michigan and we have had one of the worst winters I can remember and these bad boy worked wonders. I was deciding with this blower and a two stage - decided with this one and couldn't be happier. My friend is buying this blower this week after he tried mine. Highly recommended - hopefully it holds up well after years fo use.
February 3, 2014
kicks butt- mine and the snow
this machine will remove very deep snow, but it does not self propel forward at all. you have to push it for the most part most of the time. if you are used to a machine like toro or ariens that help go when you tilt forward, this is not the machine for you0- eats snow like a monster, but you will be worn out when you are done
January 6, 2014
This is the first year with my Husky! After several use of other machines, Yard Machine, Toro and Craftsman to name a few. This Husky by far performers above and beyond all of them. The LED lights are hit and miss as far as actually working and during the removal of 6+ inches of snow you do have to constantly tighten down the quick tight frame, but when it come to performance this machine is top notch!!! No clogs in the discharge shut and I just removed 10+ inches and had no bog down from the engine. I use this machine at an apartment complex and clear a mile of sidewalks per use and the Husky starts up by the 2nd pull every time and runs like a champ!!! In my years of snow removal, 11 years for a landscape company and 6 years in the property management business, this is without a doubt the most reliable machine I have ever used. Great machine!!!!
January 6, 2014
not so good
I just purchased this snow thrower yesterday and I must say I am not so happy with it. I have had 3 heart attacks and this thing is a bear to push!!! Both lights do not work and it seems to be set to close to the ground and just tear things up. On the plus side it is light weight and easy to start and the handles fold down. I guess I am stuck with the unit till I can buy a different blower. I have a husky tractor which is a great unit, I just wish they would of put some thought into the design of a single stage such as one that is self propelled. Don
January 4, 2014
Was excited not so much now
So after reading the reviews watching videos and shopping for the best price.I bought the ST121E
I cant wait to sell it now.
The best thing I can say is this machine is incredible when it comes to not using gas! Thats the good.
The not so good.
First time I used it the left hand side light died!
The machine has no power basicly if you have more than 2-3 inches you are not going to be happy.
The left side handle that allows it to fold keeps unlocking and dropping the handle off of its peg. The machine threw a belt and I figured hey just a fluke. Put it back on and it threw it agin!
After close exam it looks like the tension pulley does not line up with the rest of the pulleys(see picture) ? I bought a new belt from an autoparts store measured the lenght (dealer did not have one) and continued to use.
Egronomics ! My hands hurt so bad from using this thing I needed a heating pad after this last storm. I am plumber, I work with my hands evey day! this thing has such a small push bar that you make a fist to hold it push it shove it. The handle is not wide so you basicly squeeze your sholders together to work with the thing and I had to push with my left foort all day so now thats sore to. Turn it off 2 mins! like tie your shoe time and try to start it? Needs to be choked? Every time regardles Odd?
Handle to start hangs out of the holder and gets caught if you work close to anything like a fence I mean constanly!
I did get a deal paid 495.00 but very sorry I did. It will be on craigslist as soon as winter is over none arond hear to buy right now or I would loose this thing now. Save your sanity buy anything other than this one. On a side note my father inlaw bought an 1800.00 Husq and his machine is amazing no issues. get what you pay for I guess- I wish it was everything it was supposed to be . The one light that works is very bright and helpful.
February 11, 2013