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Simplicity SS7522E (22") 163cc Single-Stage Snow Blower w/ Electric Start

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Model: 1696231
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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
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Grade
Style
Clearing
"
Wide
Intake
"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Medium


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163cc Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Proven to withstand the toughest winter conditions
Freeze resistant electronic ignition for sure starts
Specially designed covers for added protection in cold weather

120 Volt Electric Start w/Recoil Back-Up
Quick, no hastle starting every time
Plug it in, push a button and go

Auger-Assisted Drive System
Keeps rotor in constant contact with pavement
Helps you move the snow blower forward with little effort
Increases speed and cleans clear to the surface

Wear-Resistant Polymer Auger
All steel, one-piece auger housing with ball bearings

Manual Chute Rotation
On-chute handle for easy chute rotation
Ability to rotate up to 200 degrees

Recommended For:
Small to medium driveways up to 75 feet
Handles up to 12 inches of snow (depending on snow conditions)

120 Volt Power Cord Not Included


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
163 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
0.75 Gallons
Torque
7.5 lbs
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
10 Inches
Impeller Diameter
10 Inches
Auger Material
Plastic
Chute Rotation
Manual
Turning Radius
200 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
30 Feet
Drive System
Tire Type
Plastic Wheel
Tire Size
8" x 2"
Options
Remote Deflector Controls
No
Drift Cutters
Not Applicable
Front Weights
Not Applicable
Interlocking Controls
No
Hand Warmers
No
Skid Shoes
Not Applicable
Overview
Weight
91.5 Pounds
Product Length
44.0 Inches
Product Width
22.75 Inches
Product Height
40.8 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
059307057910
Model
1696231
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  2 Questions
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: Does this come with a 120-Volt Electric Start Power Cord?
by Matthew Schwartz from Ohio on November 12, 2015

A: Matthew - no, the electric start power cord is not included with this Simplicity single stage model. We do sell a universal electric start power cord that will work with pretty much any electric start system: electric start cord
by Robert, Product Expert

Simplicity 1696231 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (22)
Price (17)
I'd Buy It Again (13)
High Quality (11)
Quiet (10)
Cons
Bad Instructions (7)
Difficult To Use (2)
Heavy (2)
Packaging (2)
Expensive (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Daniel P.
Greens Fork, IN
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Small Snow Remover
Has electric start, but it isn't really needed as it starts so easily even by the pull start.

For its size, moves a lot of snow quite well. Struggles more with the heavier, slushier stuff if there is more than 5 inches or so because it is only a single stage thrower.

Very reliable and an excellently built machine. Very pleased with it.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Reliable
Daniel Recommends This Simplicity Product
Daniel's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great site. Informed crews. Excellent choices for all products. Helpful review system to assist you with your decision. Good design and easy to navigate."
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Doug N.
West Olive, MI
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Welcome Find
Purchased this little blower recently. Must say upon starting it, I was a bit skeptical. It runs so quiet I didn't think it would have enough power. After using it twice on 3" and 4" of snow I was totally wrong in my thoughts. It starts easily without using the electric start. Performs well with throwing snow as well as scraping down to the pavement. Now I wouldn't say that it will throw that foot of wet slushy snow at the mouth of the drive but it does throw wetter snow with ease if... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Doug Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Todd S.
Cranberry Twp, PA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/26/13
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Value
I've used it 3 times so far. Each time it started on the first pull, and cleared 3 to 5 inches of wetter snow with no problem. Much more powerful and quieter than my previous Craftsman. Ordering, set-up and operation was a breeze. I would highly recommend this Simplicity snow blower, and Snow Blowers Direct.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Price
Todd Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Bob
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull
Simplicity snow blower starts on first or second pull, though it has electric start, I've had no need to use it. Throws snow from center of my drive out. Smaller engine is more economical, but for more power the larger would also be a great buy. I bought this over a Crftsmen for $15 less, 1" wider and deeper and because it is made in the USA in Milwaukee.
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Mickey L.
Orangeburg, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great, Powerful, Easy To Use & High Quality Snow Blower
After 3 weeks online and local home center search I purchased this great snow blower with free shipping and no sales tax from PED. I placed order on Nov.09 and arrived on my drive way within 4 days. I don't have a chance to try it until Jan. 3rd, 2014. Jan. 3rd Friday right after midnight in our area heavy snow started to fall, by noon time when I wake up the drive way had 8-10 inches snow. After my warm meals, I added gas to the tank with 2 pull the machine started. In 30 minutes my 22 x... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Mickey Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Dan
Roseville, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/25/12
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Compact Blower!
This replaces a two-smoke Snapper 6.5 HP single stage at our house, and this easily has the same or more clearing power.

It arrived quickly, assembled quicker still, and starts in one pull at 33F or 8F like it was this morning. The cast metal housing for the auger cuts through heavy snow and plow berms like a knife.

I did manage to kill it a couple times getting used to its pulling tenacity...it can bite hard and lurch into more snow than it can handle; but I'm used to it now so I've... more
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Margaret M.
Laurel Springs, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/3/14
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Made The Polar Vortex Purchase
The directions for assembly were lacking as are instructions for use. I Youtube for help with little luck. It is easy for a small woman with post cervical fusion and neck issues to push. So I am happy about that!!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging, Instructions Were Like Ikea
Margaret Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Jim
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/25/12
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snow Blower I Ever Owned.
Very Good overall, Light and easy to move around.
I don't need the electric start, with just two pumps of the primer and the choke on starts right up with just one pull.
I like the design of the directional shoot, very easy to blow snow where you need it to go.
My only complaint is a little snow blows back on my boots.
Would I buy it again? OH YEAH, Very Good Machine!
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Kolja H.
Chicago, IL
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 3/3/14
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Would Buy It Again
I had 3 electric snow blowers, all broke after 2-3 hours of snow blowing. This one works really well, reasonably prized and easy to use.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Cons: Bad Instructions, Average Quality
Kolja Recommends This Simplicity Product
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Jovonna V.
Greenfield, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/31/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Value
Simplicity machines came highly recommended to me, a first time buyer & user. I only needed a little bit of help from my neighbor to get this up and running...very pleased with how easy it is to handle, once I knew what I was doing. It started right up and handled our 8+ inches of snow without difficulty. I am very happy with this purchase and, if the machine holds up as long as the recommendations suggest, it will prove to be a very good value indeed.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Jovonna Recommends This Simplicity Product
Jovonna Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"My order came promptly and arrived in perfect condition. The freight carrier, however, did not follow delivery instructions and left it blocking my front door."
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Alan F.
Monroe, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/26/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Snow - Walk In The Park
This thrower does a great job. Sure beats throwing snow with a shovel. Just added a few years to my life!!! And no sore back the morning after!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Alan Recommends This Simplicity Product
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