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Toro Power Clear 518 ZE (18") 99cc 4-Cycle Single Stage Snow Blower w/ Electric Start

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Grade
Style
Clearing

Wide
Intake
12"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Large


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New Upgraded 4-Cycle 99cc 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


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Engine
Engine Brand
Toro
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
99 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
1.4 Gallons
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Material
Rubber
Chute Material
Plastic
Chute Rotation
Manual
Turning Radius
210 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
25 feet
Drive System
Tire Type
Plastic Wheel
Tire Size
6" x 1.5"
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
60 Pounds
Product Length
38.0 Inches
Product Width
19.0 Inches
Product Height
45.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
021038384733
Model
38473
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  5 Questions
Q: does the blower have a starter rope if you don't use the electric starter
by Ron Reed from Kentucky on January 23, 2016

A: Ron - yes, the Toro 518ZE has both an electric start and a recoil start
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: For clarity this is a push button start, BUT it is required to be plugged in to an outlet during the initial startup?
What size outlet?
It is ONLY during the starting correct? Following the start up it can be unplugged, correct?

by Jeremy from Ohio on December 05, 2015

A: Jeremy - you are correct. You plug the starter cord into any standard household outlet. Once the snow blower is started, you unplug the cord from the electric start module before using the snow blower.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is it regular gas or mix
by Orlando Vela from Illinois on November 20, 2015

A: Orlando - all of the gas-powered snow blowers we sell have 4-cycle engines. Gas goes in the fuel tank and oil goes in the crankcase - same as in your car. No mixing. You would use regular grade 87 octane gas with no more than a 10% ethanol content.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is this Snow Blower "Self-Propelled?
by Carol from New York on October 10, 2014

A: Carol - a Toro 38473 is not self-propelled. This model does have an auger assisted drive system. The front auger paddles will help pull the snow blower forward when they are engaged. There would no "assistance" for backing up or going in reverse however.

by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Does this Toro 38473 have a rechargeable battery for starting the engine?
by Sarah Shade from Indiana on August 10, 2014

A: Sarah - there is no battery on the Toro 38473. The electric start would require you to use an extension cord plugged into the electric start module, which is then unplugged once the unit has been started.
by Robert, Product Expert
Toro 38473 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (12)
Price (7)
Easy To Use (7)
Durable (4)
High Quality (3)
Cons
Low Quality (2)
Unreliable (2)
Small Blade Depth (1)
Underpowered For Large D... (1)
Missing Quick Chute Feat... (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
42 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
5864 Helpful Votes
Snow Blowers Direct Recommended

The Toro Power Clear 518ZE is perfect for clearing walks and driveways down to the pavement with ease and throws snow up to 25 feet away. The compact size also makes the model very easy to maneuver and store.

The Toro Power Clear 518ZE features a New Upgraded 4-Cycle 99cc Toro OHV engine with a convenient electric start system. These engines have been tuned to provide optimal performance, and will move more snow faster when you need it most.

The Toro Power Clear 518ZE is engineered with... more
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Jim
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Heart Attack!
At almost 83 years old I was having difficulty getting my driveway and sidewalks shoveled and the work with a shovel was too much. This blower works perfectly like all TORO products. I have others. Out of the box it this blower started on the first push of the button. It really works - very pleased.
Jim Recommends This Toro Product
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Lauranne W.
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/18/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Terribly Disappointed!!
I did my research and selected this model for its reliability and cleaning ability. It appeared to meet my needs as a senior citizen (light weight and easy start). Unpacked it, added oil and fuel and it started right off. It never did clear right to the sidewalk as advertised, but I thought it might be a learning curve for me. I had performed all the adjustments as outlined in the manual.

The second snowfall is why I am writing this negative review. The snowfalls were less than 30 days... more
Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Lauranne,
I am sorry to hear of the negative experience you have had with your Toro single stage snow blower. If this is a manufacturer defect the repairs will be covered under warranty. With these units there are a few troubleshooting tips you can try if the engine will not crank/start:

Is the fuel shut off valve closed?
Is there a build up of dirt and residue around the governor/carburetor?
Is the engine start switch turned off?

If you have checked all of these possibilities, unfortunately the next best option would be to take the unit to a certified Toro service center.

Once again, I do apologize for the issues you have experienced with the unit. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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Nicole Monaghan
Sherborn, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/7/15
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Little Blower
Delivery was so quick, I am really impressed! Unfortunately I ordered it too late in the season to get rid of the previous snow, but with fresh snowfall it is doing a great job! I live in Boston, MA and we are getting hammered here.
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Nicole Recommends This Toro Product
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Philip W.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/1/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressive Machine
The little Toro 518 ZE looks well made and easy to use. The set up directions were brief and simple. It came with oil in a long spout container but a funnel is still necessary to avoid oil drips. The dip stick is a bit hard to read. Best to go by 12 oz measure to fill.

Haven't found the drain plug yet. The manual is really too simple. No directions on how to change the oil or spark plug. Nothing on long term maintenance. The 518 started on the first pull and the first electric start. .
Philip Recommends This Toro Product
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Gary R.
Louisville, KY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/8/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro 38473
I live in Kentucky we had two 10-inch snows last year I moved here from Michigan and thought I'd never see snow like that again people at work laughed at me for buying a snow thrower but this little snow thrower I had an older model and sold it and if it's anything like that other little old snow thrower I owned it's going to be fantastic the price is awesome with the electric start I shopped around they pay your tax and shipping you can't beat it
Gary Recommends This Toro Product
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Sajed
Flushing, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/12/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snowpocalypse 2016
We were just hit with over 27 inches of snow in NYC, and finally got a chance to un-box this bad boy. I must say, this machine handles the snow like a champ. Setup was fairly quick and easy. I power and control of this machine is fantastic. Would highly recommend this anyone looking for a smaller unit
Sajed Recommends This Toro Product
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Perry W.
North Ridgeville, OH
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
I have had this machine for over 2 years now. Starts easy and has not let me down even in deep snow. I take half passes and it does the job. It is a small blower do not expect it to do bigger jobs than it can handle. I also use a silicone spray on the blade and the shut works even better. Very happy with this blower.
Perry Recommends This Toro Product
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Gary P.
Fairfax, IA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/18/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Unbelievable Service
I ordered a snow blower from you on a Wednesday noon and received it here in Iowa at 10AM the next morning. I bought one last year from you and got the same service.

Thanks very much.
Gary Recommends This Toro Product
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Charles M.
Channahon, IL
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/20/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready......set.....blow!
I bought this 518 ZE based on reviews. Came quick. Spent about an hour in assembly and reading instructions. I'm ready to test it out since I missed the first snowfall this year. It started on the first pull. Good sign. I think I'm set to put it through the real test of removing snow. So when the snow comes, let it blow!!!
Charles Recommends This Toro Product
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Gerald C.
Plymouth Twp, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/27/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Deal
Great job team! I got here early easy to put together it snowed the other day 4in. worked very well! Thanks
Gerald Recommends This Toro Product
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David G.
Wheatfield, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/27/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Blower
The unit came packed very nicely. Easy to unpack and assemble. Put in the oil provided. Gassed it up and it started on the second pull. Tried the electric starter and that worked as well. Nice unit and a good value!
David Recommends This Toro Product
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