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MTD Yard Machines Single-Stage (21") 3.5-HP Snow Blower

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Grade
Style
Clearing
21"
Wide
Intake
10"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Large
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21 Inch Clearing Width
Easily removes snow from your side walk in a single pass

Compact Design
Compact, light design provides greater mobility and easy storage

Auger Propelled
Reduces pushing effort by assisting forward motion



Model
  Model Number:31A-240-800
 Manufacturer:MTD Yard Machines
Engine
 Brand:Tecumseh Snow King
 Type:2 Cycle (Gas & Oil Mix)
 Power:3.5 hp
 Torque:7" x 1.7" ft-lbs Net Torque
 Starting System:Recoil
 Fuel Tank:2 quarts (1.89 liters)
Auger
 Diameter:9" (22.86 cm)
 Material:Welded-Steel
Chute
 Material:Plastic
 Chute Rotation:EZ Chute
Drive System
 Drive:Auger Drive
 Tire Size:7" x 1.7" (17.78 cm x 4.318 cm)
Options
 Remote Deflector Contols:No
 Drift Cutters:Not Applicable
 Front Weights:Not Applicable
 Interlocking Controls:No
 Hand Warmers:No
Overview
 Weight:60 Lbs. (27.22 kilograms)
 Dimensions:28.5L x 22.75W x 24.88H
(72.39 x 57.79 x 63.20 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:Not Available
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Eric
Broomfield, CO
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not So Good.
Clogs 90% of the time. This year, only my second year, it will not start! I followed the owner's manual to the letter and cleraned plugs, etc etc. Still wont start. Spend a little more and you will be happy with a more reliable brand.
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Ra Gh
Denver, CO
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2007
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mtd Yard Machines Single-stage (21") 3.5-hp Snow Blower Review
Living in Colorado, we get a lot of snow. I have used this thrower many times. I have had great luck with it.

It has been a blessing to have as we have had several snow storms this past week.

One of our driveways is surrounded by a 3-foot retaining wall, and this thrower throws it accross the driveway and into the yard above that retaining wall.
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Tim Franklin
Newark, NJ
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2007
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mtd Yard Machines Single-stage (21") 3.5-hp Snow Blower Review
Entry-level snow blower. Ideal for your average residential situation.

Capable of removing snow a whole lot faster than the old fashioned shovel. The price won't break your back either.

If you are considering a very affordable snow blower -- and don't want to be tethered to a power cord -- this Yard Machine snow thrower will serve you well.

It's very affordable because it isn't electric start.
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Mac
Satratoga Springs, NY
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Machine, But...
I've owned my little MTD snow thrower for 9 years. I bought it new and chose it because it doesn't take up a lot of room in the garage.

The first winter we had a 31" snowfall. I did the drive way three times and it worked great.

I have had no problems until this year. It won't throw the snow. I think I'll take a look at the paddles, or belt if there is one.

But all-in-all, I'd buy one again in a minute.

SBD RESPONDS: You may find it helpful to contact MTD Technical... more
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Tom P
Lino Lakes, MN
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2010
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Mtd Does Not Care About Customers
I bought an MTD snowblower that was a store return and frozen up. The dope that bought it mixed oil in the gas --having no clue it was a 4 stroke model. Long story short---it never made it out of the garage before the thing seized. I bought it for $10 and proceeded to try to loosen the engine without luck. When it finally came free--the connecting rod broke. Oh well... I can get a new one for cheap and have a nice small snowblower.

WRONG!

MTD does not sell these parts! THEY WILL ONLY SELL... more
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Mark
Hoffman Estates, IL
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2009
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Ok For Light Snow
I tested this out through a couple of Chicago winters. It does fine for light powder about 3-4", but more than that or wet snow it will get clogged very easily.

Spraying cooking spray or silicone into the chute helps a little to keep the snow from sticking, but overall I would recommend a more powerful machine.

You never know if you will have a light winter or heavy one here in Chicago, but I'd rather have too much power than too little.

This past weekend it was snowing all... more
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Paul Hendrickson
Anchorage, AK
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2008
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honest Little Machine
I had this machine for a year. It has performed well each time I have used it.

I think that if you live in an area that gets a lot of wet, heavy, deep snow, then you would be better off with a 2-stage large machine.

In Alaska, we tend to get snow falls that are around a foot deep and this machine chugs right through it.

Its throwing distance is fair, which can require some planning if you have a large drive like we do. However, the light weight of the machine makes it a breeze on... more
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Grady Howell
Littleton, CO
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2008
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mtd Yard Machines Single-stage (21") 3.5-hp Snow Blower Review
I have several 2 stroke Snow blowers. I have 2 Toro Powerlite 3 and 4 MTD 21's. 2 rope and 2 rope/electric start.

The Toro and MTD have the same hp around 3. Since they are 2 strokes, they make good power and are light weight.

The MTD has a much wider swath than the Toro's. The Toro's do not have a clutch so you can not let them idle. The MTD does have a clutch and is better.

With good paddles, the MTD and the Toros will thow snow a long way and will clear any driveway for sure.... more
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Robin Mueller
Lemont, IL
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2007
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Mtd Yard Machines Single-stage (21") 3.5-hp Snow Blower Review
I bought this item at the end of November. We have had a lot of snow, and I am not at all happy with this machine.

I used it at least 3 times. It does not blow snow that far at all. I have to push the snow into a pile then drap the snow blower back and then go forward again in order for it to blow the snow out of the driveway.

SBD RESPONSE: This is the weakest (and cheapest) single-stage snow blower that we carry. We strongly recommend getting something at least 5-hp to seriously... more
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Peter Vaugh
Binghamton, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2007
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mtd Yard Machines Single-stage (21") 3.5-hp Snow Blower Review
Gone through 2 winters with this models. Overall, it works. Blows the snow and clears my sidewalk quickly.

Only one challenge. If the snow gets too deep, it doesn't have the muscle to toss it over big drifts. Just a 3.5-HP engine.

If Santa Claus is listening, it would be really nice to have the Ariens 7-HP unit instead. Wink. Wink.

Happy Holidays.
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Matt
Denver, CO
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great!
I love my snow thrower.
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