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Husqvarna ST 224 Snowblower


Having lived off a main road where the plow trucks routinely plow you into your freshly cleaned driveway (in my case two driveways) and having literally worn out three snowblowers since my time here I decided this year to spend on a nicer one. Picked up the Husqvarna ST 224 with dual action auger to chop up and throw that slushy nasty snow that collects at the end of the driveway. Damn thing cost $849 out the door with tax but with the 11% rebate card and my cards 3% cash back I picked it up for about $700 after all is said and done.

Thing is completely self propelled forward and reverse with heated handles and LED headlights! Even has a starter hanging off the side of it that looks about the size you'd find on a Ford Focus or something.

Pretty fancy thing... it better not break in the 90 day warranty from Lowes or it's going back! LOL, I honestly hope to get over 20 years from this piece of equipment, if not more. Some of the cables and such are somewhat concerning as they may become an issue as there is lots of plastic. Not like the old ones with all steel rods and levers, this unit uses cables which we all know get stiff... Really concerned about that but my Husqvarna lawn mower has been a very reliable unit so I figured what the h3ll... It's the companies money! LOL

I'll update the thread if I have any problems, or in the event it's smooth sailing all year I'll just update it next year after a full year of use and a summer of sitting.



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So glad I invested in a good snow blower this year! The Husqvarna ST 224 has been marvelous in it's operation and with the really bad weather and multiple snow storms it hasn't missed a beat! Starts so easy I don't even really use the electric starter! Headlights work good but occasionally you have to wipe them off from snow cover. 

This thing literally throws the snow with it's dual stage system! Even that heavy wet nasty snow from the plow at the end of the driveway is no match for this beast! It's even fun to use because I been clearing areas I never cleared before just to chew thru it! LOL

For residential use, it seems this unit has been pretty reliable.. Of course I'll keep the thread updated at time goes by but so far it's been great! I am even starting to grow a bond with the unit, it's almost part of the family now!



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