This 20” single stage snow blower is a decent choice for those looking for a simple and reliable machine. It is capable of removing up to 12” of snow on a single pass. The machine is perfect for cleaning small 2 to 4 car driveways and sidewalks. The main disadvantage of this snow blower is the lack of headlights.
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Pro Excellent value for money
At its price point, this reliable single stage snow blower can do almost anything a bigger two stage unit could do as it can easily remove up to 12" of snow on a single pass.
Pro The engine is very reliable
The 187cc Honda GC190 engine of this machine is very reliable. The GC line engines are used to power Honda’s snow blowers since 2005, when the legendary HS520A snowblower (now discontinued) was introduced . These machines dominated the market for more than 5 years, in fact, there are still a lot of HS520A units in working condition.
Pro You don't have to mix gasoline with oil
This snow blower is powered by Honda’s 4 stroke 187cc engine. Compared to the regular 2 stroke engines, used by the competitors, the Honda GC190 is by far more advanced. The maintenance of such an engine is very simple, as there is no need to add any oil to the fuel.
Pro Easy to maneuver
Compared to large and bulky 2 stage snow blowers, this machine is much easier to control. This is caused ,mainly, by to the low weight of the given unit (only 89 pounds). This snowblower is perfect for maneuvering between cars in a small (2 to 4 car) driveway.
Con Not good for working in the dark
This machine lacks headlights.
Con The auger blades tend to wear off
As the auger blades of this machine are made entirely from rubber, you will need to occasionally replace them. The authentic auger kits are priced around $59.
Con You have to push it around
Unlike the 2 stage and 3 stage machines, this one stage machine do not have any wheel drive mechanism, thus the operator has to push it manually. Therefore, this snow blower is suitable only for cleaning flat surfaces.