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Toro Power Clear 418ZE (18") 87cc 4-Cycle Single-Stage Snow Blower w/ Electric Start

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Grade
Style
Clearing
18"
Wide
Intake
12"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Large
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Strong, Reliable 4-Cycle 87cc Toro OHV Engine
Packs enough power to move more snow in less time
Dependable cold weather starts

Electric Start
Plug it in, push a button and go

Power Curve Technology
Curved rotor and inverted funnel housing moves more snow
Virtually eliminates clogging!
Helps you clear down to the pavement

Perfect For Light To Medium Snowfalls
Throws snow up to 25 feet
Clear up to 1,100 lbs. of snow per minute

Rotor Propelled Drive System
Auger rotors help pull the snow blower forward when engaged
Ideal on smooth surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks

Zip Deflector
Deflector locks into any angle with just a touch of your hand
Throw snow high, low or in-between

Compact and Lightweight
Handle collapses for easy storage



Model
  Model Number:38282
 UPC:021038382821
 Manufacturer:Toro
Engine
 Brand:Toro
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:87 cc
 Starting System:120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
 Fuel Tank:1.4 quarts (1.32 liters)
Auger
Chute
 Material:Plastic
 Chute Rotation:Manual
 Turning Radius:210°
 Max Throwing Distance:25 feet (7.62 meters)
Drive System
 Drive:Auger Drive
 Tire Type:Plastic Wheel
 Tire Size:6" x 1.5" (15.24 cm x 3.81 cm)
Options
 Remote Deflector Contols:No
 Drift Cutters:Not Applicable
 Front Weights:Not Applicable
 Interlocking Controls:No
 Hand Warmers:No
 Skid Shoes:Not Applicable
Overview
 Weight:58 Lbs. (26.31 kilograms)
 Dimensions:30L x 18W x 20H
(76.20 x 45.72 x 50.80 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:Not Available
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  5 Questions
Q: Is this model (TORO-38282) electric start only or does it also have a manual (pull cord) start?
by George from Indiana on January 05, 2014

A: George - the Toro 38282 has both an electric start option and a recoil (rope pull) start option.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: Does this blower need to be plugged in while in use?
by Heather from Ohio on December 15, 2013

A: Heather - the Toro 38282 runs on gasoline. It is not an electric snow blower. You would plug this in each time you wish to start it, and then unplug it once it starts.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: what is difference between auger and power propel system in snow blowers
by Enza Pusillo from New Jersey on November 25, 2011

A: Enza - there is no difference. Auger-drive and power-propel are the same thing. The auger paddles will contact the surface being cleared of snow and this will help pull the snow blower in a forward direction.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: What is the major difference between single-stage and two-stage snow blowers? I moved to Delaware last year so I'm new to the area. I think on a rough year we might see a 5 or 6 snowfalls, mostly under 6 inches. We might get the occasional snow of 12-19 inches, but that's a once a year or once every few years type event.

So, I don't want to buy a giant overkill snowblower, I'm just looking for a soild little snowblower, I think like the Toro Power Clear 418ZE (18").

I do have a pretty long driveway so I was also wondering how fast these little blowers clear the snow.

Thanks

by Robert Boyce from Delaware on October 18, 2011

A: The difference between a single stage and a two stage is going to be size as well as and more importantly how the snow is brought into the and pushed out of the auger and chute. A single stage is going to bring in the snow with the auger and push it out the chute. The two stage will bring in the snow with the auger and it will send it back to the 2nd stage, which is the impeller and this would propel the snow out the chute. This gives you more distance on your throw of the snow.

My suggestion for you with your snow fall would be a single stage snow blower. These are great for the medium to light snow, but can also handle large snow as well, it would just take you longer, but can still get the job done.

The 418ZE is a great little unit, but you could also take a look at the 21" model as well.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: CAN THE TORO 621 QZE MODEL38459
FIT IN THE BACK OF A SUV LIKE THE HONDA
PILOT OR JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE?

by Anonymous from New York on August 15, 2011

A: If you fold down the upper handle, any of the Toro single stage snow blowers will fit in the back of an SUV. The upper handle is easily folder down by simply loosening a knob on either side of the handle.
by Joe, Product Expert

Toro 38282 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
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Electric Start (1)
Easy To Use (63)
Cons
Low Quality (3)
Unreliable (1)
Expensive (1)
Packaging (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Heather S.
Finland, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/16/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Merry Christmas To Me!
My husband had always had a secret desire for one of these little gems. Living in the Great White North of MN, we had a 2-stage thrower already and the all necessary snow plow on the front of his 3/4 ton truck. But what he didn't have was the rubber-paddled lightweight "helper" for throwing all the snow from our decks and sidewalk. Until now, we relied on brut strength and sheer will, but knowing that our brood wasn't growing fast enough and we were aging to fast to handle the... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Easy To Store
Heather Recommends This Toro Product
Heather Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This company is great! Super, fast, knowledgeable crew and competitive pricing made this a no-brainer. And did I mention the free shipping?! Fantastic! And the website was chock full of potential purchases, presented in a user-friendly way. I really enjoyed this website! I also enjoy the tip/tricks that are now being sent to my email. I have not had to work with returns or service yet (hopefully I won't have to) but as for now I can easily say this is a great company-thank you!"
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Fred
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/31/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Came Just In The Nick Of Time.
Old snow blower broke down in the middle of a miserable Chicago winter. New snow blower easy to order and arrived quickly with no delivery charge.. (Arrived the day before we were hit with yet another "character builder" blizzard..)

Also: this product throws the snow farther than my old Snapper did.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Quiet
Cons: None
Fred Recommends This Toro Product
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Michael M.
Carle Place, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/22/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needed Something Compact And Efficient
This snow blower works great. Small enough to store any where. Works great. I live in Long Island, NY, and we were nailed with snow this year. My driveway is 10x15. It worked just fine. Even moved the heavy snow! Could be a little hard to push in deep snow 10". But once you get going its fine. Worth the price.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Toro Product
Michael's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great web site. The best prices with speedy shipping!"
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Bonnie
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/10/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So I Live In Mn . . .
Let me set you up. Mpls, 1-1/2 lots, corner, lots of sidewalk and driveway/alley.

We got this because it took about 2 hours to shovel after a medium snow storm and we were expecting a baby.

I am so impressed with this little thing! It cut my time down to 10-20 minutes for a regular snow. Today, I used it after a 4-7" storm, plus blowing and drifting. The snow that had drifted on my back sidewalk was about 2' high! Slowly, I can push this into the top of the snow and it blows it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Bonnie Recommends This Toro Product
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Ruben C.
Chicago, IL
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/3/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Power Clear 418ze 18"
I bought the blower based on reviews from buyers and from articles and the machine works wonderfully. I'm impressed with its power, it throws the snow very far . I like that it's easy to start and its large gas container which means I don't have to stop to refill it. The only negative is that I wish mine came with a device that would allow me to move the chute from behind the machine so that I didn't have to reach over. This is a great machine otherwise. By the way I have a long driveway that... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, High Quality
Ruben Recommends This Toro Product
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Sandra
REVIEWED
MAR.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Arrived Quickly And Easy To Put Together
Would definitely order from here again!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, Reliable
Sandra Recommends This Toro Product
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Chris M.
Wyandotte, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/23/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro
My Toro snow blower shipped faster than promised. This was a plus because of our 7 feet of snow this year. All my questions were answered professionally.Would buy again from this company.Thanks
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Reliable
Chris Recommends This Toro Product
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Mike
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/3/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Went Cheap
I waited too long in the season for a snow blower and only had a choice between a base model Toro and the upper model that cost almost twice as much.

I went cheap and bought the lesser one. It preforms well for a small sidewalk or driveway. Though on a corner lot with a lot of sidewalk area and a decent size driveway it is lack luster. I thought that I went over that on the phone before purchasing but I guess it was over looked. I learned. Go big or go home. So I guess I'll be selling it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Not Powerful Enough, Too Small For Area Used
Mike Does Not Recommend This Product
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Marie T.
Cheektowaga, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/18/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow Blower 418ze (18inch)
This snow blower does exactly what I wanted it to do. Saves me time and my back. I would buy it again. I would recommend this to a friend.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: None
Marie Recommends This Toro Product
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James H.
Danville, IN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/8/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Back Saver
With all the snow we have had this year this blower has been a "back" saver.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: None
James Recommends This Toro Product
James Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service and reasonable prices."
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Sam B.
Kingston, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/7/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fits My Needs
I have arthritis in my knees, can not handle a heavy snow blower. I find this just right for doing the job and going easy on my arthritis.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Sam Recommends This Toro Product
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