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Troy-Bilt Storm 2410 179-cc 24-in Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower - $486 AC @ Lowes

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Lowes currently is running a 10% off promo on troybuilt snow blowers. Apply 10% coupon found on SD to get OP price.

Troy-Bilt Storm 2410 179-cc 24-in Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower - $486 AC [lowes.com]


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Does anyone know who makes the motor, and where, and what size the motor is in HP, now that they only give cc ratings, not HP? I am guessing this is equivalent to a 5 HP motor, as the larger ones have a 208 cc engine. The Lowes page in the link above says the motor is Troy-Bilt brand. I don't know if Troy-Bilt makes motors, or if they buy them somewhere else, possibly China. Now that Tecumseh is out of business (and they made the best snowblower engines, according to many people, myself included), many of the engines come from China. I have seen a few snowblowers in stores with Chinese engines with no brand name on the engine. I would have my reservations about buying any piece of power equipment with a Chinese engine due to concerns about build quality, reliability, and parts availability, especially 5 or 10 years from now. I have heard that the better snowblowers now have Briggs and Stratton engines. I would trust those a lot farther than a Chinese engine.

Note that I am not implying that this Troy-Bilt has a Chinese engine or a poor engine. I don't know what it has. It may have a very good engine.
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I got one a month a go for this price... Waiting for the first snow!!!
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Quote from mr_slick View Post :
Does anyone know who makes the motor, and where, and what size the motor is in HP, now that they only give cc ratings, not HP? I am guessing this is equivalent to a 5 HP motor, as the larger ones have a 208 cc engine. The Lowes page in the link above says the motor is Troy-Bilt brand. I don't know if Troy-Bilt makes motors, or if they buy them somewhere else, possibly China. Now that Tecumseh is out of business (and they made the best snowblower engines, according to many people, myself included), many of the engines come from China. I have seen a few snowblowers in stores with Chinese engines with no brand name on the engine. I would have my reservations about buying any piece of power equipment with a Chinese engine due to concerns about build quality, reliability, and parts availability, especially 5 or 10 years from now. I have heard that the better snowblowers now have Briggs and Stratton engines. I would trust those a lot farther than a Chinese engine.

Note that I am not implying that this Troy-Bilt has a Chinese engine or a poor engine. I don't know what it has. It may have a very good engine.


The specs on this blower are amazingly similar to a Craftsman 179 cc snowblower I got a couple of years ago for $200 or so on SD. There should be a thread about in the archives, or something.

179 cc is underpowered for people who have no patience. You almost have to use 2nd gear to get through 12" or higher snow fall.

The impeller throws snow far, as long as it is no heavy wet snow. But, then again, Arien's that this blower replaced, had the same issue with wet heavy snow.

Mine developed a leaky tire, so I have to put some slime in it, and have it run in high gear off the ground to spread slime inside to seal the leak.

The motor is indeed a no-brand motor from China. It does not even look like a CHonda (chinese Honda) which are commonly used for generators. It is unclear if or where parts will be available for it. At least with CHonda, you can get parts from Honda dealer.

I will let you know how it is when I take it out of storage later this week. Last year it started without a problem when I put gas in it.

I usually run all of my power equipment with Sta-Bil, run it dry. Replace the oil. Pour a bit of oil in the spark plug hole, and pull the cord a couple of times to spread the oil inside. Then put the plug back in place, and coat the whole thing with oil using a rag. This way any exposed metal through scratched paint is coated with oil, and will not rust.
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I had a Troy Bilt tiller from Lowes. Had nothing but trouble with it. And Troy Bilt never did honor the warranty. The only way it got fixed is because Lowes took care of it. I'll never buy a Troy Bilt.
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aw man, this deal is dead... any other good deals out there for good snow blower?
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#7
well this was $50 cheaper a few months ago.... hopefully it will go back down on BF
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