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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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, 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 Marissa, 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
Easy To Use (63)
Light Weight (39)
I'd Buy It Again (39)
Price (21)
Reliable (21)
Cons
None (21)
Low Quality (3)
Belt Shredded (1)
Packaging (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
154 Reviews  Sort by 
 
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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Geoff
Somers, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/13/13
Total Helpful Votes
47 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The $399 Blower That Could
I live in Northern Westchester County in NY about 45 miles north of Manhattan. We get more snow than NYC with every storm. My goal was to buy a good, reliable machine and not spend $700-$1,200. With a very wide, but not too long paved driveway, I wanted a single-stage system. So far this winter we have had 3 storms, with a fourth coming this afternoon.

The first storm took me 30 minutes to clear my driveway, we got about 5 inches. Nice! The second storm, I went out with about 6 inches... more
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470
Sandra
Perrysburg, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/26/12
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Very First Ever Snow Blower!
Was so happy that the electric start feature works perfectly every time. Throws the snow plenty far from the driveway. Also love the fact that it takes regular unleaded gas without having to add anything else to the tank.
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Cynthia
Elmira, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/1/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Snowblower
This is the best blower we have ever purchased! We have a large blower that doesn't compare to the job this smaller unit does. It throws slush and even the water that has has pooled under the slush.My husband couldn't be happier and I ran it myself one night when he was at work. It is light weight and has lots of power.We are both in our 60's and so pleased with our blower. Fast delivery right to our door! Easy to put together. Started on the second pull.
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Carmen
Spirit Lake, IA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy In Iowa
I wanted a snow blower I felt comfortable with. My husband had a big one but it's too big for me to handle. I wanted something I could use when he was unavailable and this fits the ticket perfectly.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, Price
Cons: None
Carmen Recommends This Toro Product
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110
Carol
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/29/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My Toro!!
I am a healthy 72 yr. old female with a short driveway that needs snow removal. I had been paying a nice sum for snow removal, so decided that I needed just a simple blower that I could handle. That is exactly what I have, an excellent snow blower with an electric start that I don't have to use because one pull & off we go.

I am pleased with my Toro, but extremely pleased with Snow Blowers Direct. The shipping was fast, good communication & I would recommend this company to... more
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100
Victor Strano
Sewell, NJ
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Little Blower For The Money
The hardest thing was just putting the handles and parts together, but once we got that and put the oil and some gas in, it started very easily with just pull cord. No carburetor leaks like some of the past reviewers said. I have a newer model and Toro got most of the bugs out of it. There are some flimsy plastic lever parts however.

The choke lever looks like it might break off after some long usage. However, the blower is powerful enough for average snows we get here from about 3... more
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90
Robert M.
Saint Charles, MO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/14/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Power Clear 418ze
Ordered this snow blower after hand shoveling my drive way. Was delivered before the snow had melted!!! Just in time for the next 4" snow. Assembly was too easy 5 attaching bolts/knobs and add the oil that was in the shipping box. Added fuel and it Started the first pull. Very easy to operate and made quick work of the 4"s. Worked so well I even did side walks and some of the neighbors too. Now were looking at up to 12" but I'm ready!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast, Quiet
Cons: Does Not Come With Electric Power Cord For Electric Start
Robert Recommends This Toro Product
Robert Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Couldn't be more satisfied. Super fast shipping, Ordered this snow blower after hand shoveling my drive way. Was delivered before the snow had melted!!! Just in time for the next 4" snow. Assembly was too easy 5 attaching bolts/knobs and add the oil that was in the shipping box. Added fuel and it Started the first pull. Very easy to operate and made quick work of the 4"s. Worked so well I even did side walks and some of the neighbors too. Now were looking at up to 12" but I'm ready!!! I will definitely use Snow Blowers Direct again and will tell my friends about them as well."
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David L.
Fostoria, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/14/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Then I Expected
This blower does a great job. I used it after the new year storm and will be using it again tonight as we have another snow storm blowing in. I didn't even need the electric start, it fired right up on two pulls. No need to add oil to gas and that is a plus.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Exceeded Expectations
David Recommends This Toro Product
David Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"You guys did a great job. Shipping was promt and nothing hidden with the cost factor. Delivered with in days right to my door. That was a big plus...........no shopping, no cost shipping, no sales tax. Good work guys."
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70
Eugene G.
Salt Lake City, UT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/11/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow Removel
Salt Lake City, Utah has received a lot of snow, the machine has done a great job, I would recommend to any one.
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70
Bonzo
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/8/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Home Owner
Works fine. Clears the snow pretty well. Setup was easy but the manual was not good. The oil filler is down low and horizontal so adding oil with gas in the tank is tricky and potentially messy. The plug in for the electric start is on the ground and a little hard to reach. If both of those things could be accessed from the top it would be a really sweet little machine. That said, it's easy to start and clears the snow pretty well
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