This Sno-Tek 20 in. 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower by Ariens powers through your snow build-up for fast removal. This best selling, rust-resistant snow blower features a push button electric starter and a 205-degree turning radius on the chute that will throw the snow up to 35 ft.. The Powerful 136cc LCT Storm Force OHV Engine is paired with aggressive tread Polar Trac tires to power through most snow conditions.
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89%of customersrecommend this product74 of 83reviews
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Ease of use
89%of customersrecommend this product74 of 83reviews
Got the product just in time for Winter Storm Nemo and it worked fine. Only problem I had is with the delivery of the product. Didn't get any instrucitons and it was missing a pin for the snow chute. But I improvised with a paper clip. Buyers make sure you have everything when you purchase it.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Durable, Self-Propelled
Bought this mid October from local Home Depot. Easily assembled in under 1/2 hr. another 15 min to add the Melt Buddy drop spreader.(nice addition in my opinion) Had to wait till today's snow to review, 5" of heavy wet snow. The unit preformed solidly, threw the snow and slush at least 25' (had to clear slush build up from tip of chute a few times when it started inhibiting the throw distance.) The aggressive tread on tires climbed right up my steep driveway no problem. The single forward speed is somewhat painfully slow at times but this will be perfect for deeper snow so as not to overload the auger. For the price I am perfectly pleased with the purchase.
Ran like a champ the first year. Stored it correctly and attempted to restart it this year and had major difficulty. Got it running after several hours tinkering with it, now runs very rough, slow, and without power. Ultimate hassle would not recommend this product for my worse enemy!
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Review 4 for 20 in. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower
Failed after one season
PostedNovember 27, 2012
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
Purchased this during MN's historic snowfall season. Worked fine at first, strong motor and good enough single speed. The following year, it was leaking gear oil and the self propulsion no longer worked so had to take it in for warranty already with less than one year under its belt. My brother in law also purchased one and after year one, it would not start and he also had to get warranty work done. 0 for 2 is enough for me, sad thing is that I had an old MTD that lasted 10 years with no issues. Might as well stick with MTD based on this experience.
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Review 5 for 20 in. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower
from Glastonbury, CT
Age Range:35 to 44
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Did a great job through the Connecticut Blizzard of 2013
Glastonbury, CT received 31" of snow during the CT blizzard of 2013. The first 8" were wet, heavy snow. This Sno-Tek blew right through it with ease, even throwing the wet snow 25' without an issue. Started right up in 5 degree temps with 60mph winds. Highly recommend this machine. I wouldn't have gotten through the blizzard without it.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Self-Propelled
I brought it home on 10/25/11, put 16ozs. of oil in crankcase, filled gas tank, this one has electric start, but i pull started it . One pull and it started, it runs quite and smooth, we got 5 inches of snow today,IT RAN GREAT, love it, ran it for two hours. this snow blower did not skip a beat,,,LET IT SNOW.
I purchased the Sno Tek 20" snow blower online because of the free delivery. The snow blower had a minor issue and the driver was able to fix it.
I used the snow blower for the first time today. It was able to move a snow and slush mix with no problem.
it always starts on the first pull and has lots of power to move snow. The heavy stuff at end of the driveway was handled with no problem.
The small size of this snow blower is perfect for a small garage but don't be fooled by it's size. it's a powerful machine.
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Review 8 for 20 in. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower
from Minneapolis, MN
Plastic gear failed on first use.
PostedDecember 21, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought this snow thrower for the snow fall here in Minnesota that caused the Metrodome roof to collapse. After 1 hour the self propel stopped working. Following the instructions in the owners manual, I placed the unit in the service position and removed the steel cover under the rear axle. I found that the rear tires are driven by a plastic gear that connects to a steel gear. In just one hour of heavy use a two inch area of the plastic teeth were missing.
Ariens tech support knew exactly what I was talking about and offered to send out a replacement plastic gear. Instead, I am going to return this unit to the Home Depot and purchase something from another manufacturer.
I bought this last year and it took a 2hr shovel job down to a 30min job. It seemed like the deeper the snow the better it worked. It even takes up the frozen junk the plow truck leaves on the apron of the driveway with no troubles. It worked so well I ended up doing 2 of my neighbors drives and the sidewalks
I ordered this after a 3 ft blizzard, hoping that it wouldn't snow before I got it. I ordered it online, since there wasn't a snowblower to be found in the state of CT following that monster blizzard. It was delivered to my home, fully assembled, with gas in it, and I was given good instructions. A week later it snowed another 15" and the snow blower performed well. It has to be manhandled in the pile that the town plows left at the end of the driveway, but I think that's normal for any snow blower, so I don't hold it against the machine. It starts very easily with a pull, but also has electric start which works well. Very happy to have it.
I have used this snow blower twice since I bought it and it has done a great job. I life south of Buffalo, NY and we had some of the heaviest lake effect snow we ever had this year and it cut right threw it. My neighbor actually came of and was impressed saying if that snow blower was able to throw that heavy snow it will be able to throw anything. I choose this one for the size and engine size as I only have a one car garage. It starts right up on the first try.
Nice machine. Easy to assemble and start. Electric start and the large engine are a plus. Wish it had reverse. The next one up has 6 fwd and 2 rev. more than I need. I like the size, it fits well in my one car garage.
The engine fired right up first pull as others mentioned and sounds awesome.
For those wondering. The Bolts that came with the unit that are unmarked , They are replacement auger pins , incase you gather up ice and snap the ones that are on the auger shaft, a common issue with snowblowers.
Picked this up at what I believe is a great price for a two stage, powerful snowblower. It was fairly easy to set up, the engine's service points are accessible and well thought out. I've only had a chance to test it on 3" of snow, but it worked as expected and then some -- it throws far, it's fairly easy to maneuver, it's loud as all get out (but I expected that). For a snowblower neophyte, I'm pretty pleased with the purchase, and ready for more snow.
I live in Chicago and we are known to receive some serious snow. This year was no exception. I put off buying a snow blower for some years, but the old shovel just wasn't cutting it! My husband and I had three different web pages open and were comparing prices, specs, and customer reviews on the Sno-Tek20 in. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower and others. I decided on this one and have not been disappointed. I bought it late in the season, but we have have 4 snow storms even since February. We got 5 inches, 11 inches, 6 inches and then 8 inches. This machine powered through them like a hot knife in butter! My husband thought I wouldn't be able to handle it because it's a pretty good size, but I did it with no problem and I'm not very big. Shoveling my corner lot and drive way with a shovel = 2 hours (back pain)... with my new snowblower = 20 minutes!! No brainer. I totally recommend.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine
because you won't be going anywhere for a while. This thing has one speed, snail speed. While it has great power and two stages (nice value for a $500 blower) it's also not easy to maneuver and back up since there's no reverse. It's definitely worth the extra $100 or so to upgrade to next model. Nice machine but poor design in the transmission.
Just wanted you to know that I called Ariens, and purchased this Snow Blower, I haven't been able to use it yet, but since it was on sale, I wanted to buy in the "off season". Mine arrived yesterday the shipping was really FAST! and it DOES have electric start! I am actually excited to see some snow this year. TamaraMN
I used my Sno Tek snow blower the same day I purchased it and it was wonderful! I had 3 days of snow in my driveway totaling about 17 inches high and this machine cut right through it without any incident. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Picked this snow blower up a couple of days ago. When I got home with it, I added gas, put in some oil and promptly started it up with one pull. I used the machine to remove some snow which had fallen a few days earlier and had become heavy and icy. this snow blower had no problems with it. highly recommend this snow blower.
I live in western Massachusetts and purchase this snow blower two days before we got hammered with two and a half feet of snow!!!!! I am 5' 9" tall and the snow bank at the end of my drive way was up to my face!!!! This machine cut through all the snow in my double wide drive way and the snow bank at the end of my drive way...... Deffinately took some hard work and awkward technics but it got the job done with out any problems........ The self propel worked great and can really through some snow....... My only issue is that there is no reverse, but for the size and price it's more than I expected
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Powerful, Self-Propelled, Light Weight, throws snow very well/far