Husqvarna Snow Blower Review

Husqvarna Snow Blower Review : And Buying Guide 2020

A heavy stormy night with snowfall might look beautiful from the window. But when you get your car out the next morning, you can see how much those little snows can bother your life.

Therefore, having a good quality snow blower is an essential for anyone who has to deal with winter snowfall. On that note, we will be talking about the Husqvarna snow blower Review on the market.

Husqvarna happens to be one of the leading brands who have their own series of snow blowers of different size and power. We have, therefore, hand-picked 4 of their top tier blowers to discuss in this review.

Are you up for this? Let’s start with a quick comparison-

Best Husqvarna Snow Blower Review 2020

1. Husqvarna ST224 snow blower Review

Product Overview

The first pick of our list is the Husqvarna ST224 24 inches blower, which happens to be Husqvarna’s one of the most popular blower models so far. It doesn’t only provide a handful of features within budget, but also takes care of both amateur and semi-professional snow removal. 

We will explain the features of this model below- 

Before stepping into the specs, let’s see where the Husqvarna ST224 stands within the infamous Husqvarna ST series. There are two models in this array that comes with 24 inches wide blowers, and this is one of them. There are both smaller ones of 21 inches width and bigger blowers of 30 inches width. 

So, we can say, the 24 inches width Husqvarna ST224 is a perfect blend for both small and large areas to cover when it comes to snow blowing. Provided that there is a motor power of 6.3 horsepower, it can easily ride slopes of decent inclination. In case you want to have a firm control of the braking and acceleration system, there is a Friction Disk transmission type. And compared to the Auger Drive transmission(that the smaller models have) this is way more effective and intuitive. 

A head to head benefit of Husqvarna ST224 over its sibling model Husqvarna ST224P is- the presence of electric start. You can press just one button to start the machine right away. On the other hand, the sibling Husqvarna ST224P won’t offer you that benefit to enjoy. 

Among other important features, there are the heated handle grips, the remote chute deflector, the non-slipping running method, and the overall convenience in operation are worth mentioning.  

The price point of this model is a bit above the bar. But for the convenience and the added facilities, we think it’s a great bang for the bucks.

What We Liked

  • The engine is 208cc Husqvarna. 
  • It comes with a remote chute rotator.
  • Electric start within a quick span of time. 
  • 24 inches of cutting width.
  • 6.3HP motor.
  •  Friction disc type transmission.
  •  It comes with heated handles. 
  • Power steering and LED headlight.

What we didn't like

  • A bit expensive as a 24 inches snow blower. 

2. Husqvarna ST224P Gas Snow Blower Review

Product Overview

As long as the Snow Blower series from Husqvarna is concerned, the Husqvarna ST224P is quite like the best of both worlds. There are models like ST131, ST 151 that are less wide and less powerful in terms of motor power. On the other hand, models like ST227P, ST230P, etc come to be way higher in terms of power and width. 

So, if you are looking for a Husqvarna snow blower that lies within the sweet spot, the Husqvarna ST224P is for you. 

It’s a 24 inches wide snow blower, with a motor power of 6.3HP, a friction disc transmission type, and a two-stage system- that’s the basic specs that define the Husqvarna ST224P in the first place. 

Apart from the heavy-duty snow blowing works, there are a number of additional features that you might love as a user. There is a remote chute deflector that will control the vertical throwing direction of the snow. 

This snow blower is completely free of any chance of slipping and sliding. There is a track-drive system in it that makes sure it stays so. So, you can easily go on and use it on inclined surfaces like hills, terrains, etc. Also, slippery surfaces and surfaces with a lot of snow on it are also easy-to-go with this blower. 

When you are operating it in the freezing winter, it’s quite normal to get your hands frozen. The handles are automatically heated to provide you comfort in the freezing situation. Also, the same cold can affect the start-up of the blower with any other cases, but not with Husqvarna ST224P. 

While dealing with piles of snow, there can be some hard and stuffy snow, which might be hard to consume for the blower. To take care of that kind of snow from bothering the system, there is a two-stage system that works along with snow throwers. It breaks down the hard-packed snow by grinding and then it is fed into the system.

What We Liked

  • Comfortable and heated handle grip. 
  • You can control the chute for vertical throwing direction.
  • Two stage grinding system for hard snow.
  • Can run on terrain and hills without sliding and slipping.
  • 208cc of cylinder displacement. 
  • 6.3HP power of the motor.
  • 24 inches of working width.

What we didn't like

  • Quite heavy(about 200 pounds) in weight.
  • No electric start.

3. Husqvarna ST227P Gas Snow Blower Review

Product Overview

The next one on our list of this Husqvarna snow blower review is the mighty Husqvarna ST227P. In fact, after this product, Husqvarna- the brand had been able to produce only one model that’s more powerful than this. 

So, you can already guess that the Husqvarna ST227P is there to take care of heavy-weight snow blowing chores. Let’s get to know the technical specs and then the features. 

At first glance, you would notice the 7.5HP powerful motor along with a working width of 27 inches. So, if you have to cover a large area buried under snow, this is the right one to go with. The transmission system is of Friction Disk type- which is the best Husqvarna can offer. The overall weight of the machine is 212 pounds, which is a good one for this size of snow blower. 

Apart from the motor power, width, and cylinder displacement, all of the other features are quite common between this Husqvarna ST227P and other gas-powered snow blowers of Husqvarna. The list contains the two-stage snow feeding system, the one-press electric starter, heated handles for comfortable handling, and so on. 

The cost of this blower might overwhelm budget buyers, but hey, it’s something that you can have only if you have a vast amount of area to take care of. At a certain time, it can take care of a 27 inches wide area of snow. So, when it comes to area coverage, it’s one of the best that Husqvarna has ever produced in the market. 

Overall, we are very much satisfied with the built quality, power features, width of area coverage, and the price. If you are a professional ranch owner or country farmer, this can definitely be your cup of tea.

What We Liked

  • 27 inches of working width.
  • 7.5 HP of motor power. 
  • It comes with Friction disc type transmission.
  • 254cc cylinder displacement.
  • Electric start system.
  •  Two-stage feeding system.  
  • It comes with bright LED light. 
  • Heated handle grips for comfortable handling.

What we didn't like

  • This is not for highly sloppy or small surfaces.

4. Husqvarna ST151 Gas Snow Blower Review

Product Overview

The fourth and last pick of the list brings in the smallest and the most affordable snow blower from the ST series of Husqvarna. And it’s called the Husqvarna ST151. 

Compared to every other member within the same product lineup, the Husqvarna ST151 comes to be the smallest and youngest of all. The Working width is 21 inches, where this series has models up to 30 inches as well. Also, the motor horsepower is 5.4HP, which is the minimum in this series. 

But being small and convenient has its perks. With the Husqvarna ST151, you can take care of areas that are either too small or too uneven. As the width of each lining will be only 21 inches, you can easily go through the edges and tough areas where wider snow blowers might not even reach. 

As the motor power is not that much, we insist you not to ride sloppy surfaces with the Husqvarna ST151. The weight is just below 100 pounds, which is considered as not that much in the snow blower regime. 

This is one of the two 21 inches snow blowers from the Husqvarna ST series, and both of them share almost similar features. But Husqvarna ST151 has an advantage over the other one and that is- it has got the headlights to work at night. 

On the other side, there are a couple of features that you will miss if you go with a 21 inches model like Husqvarna ST151. And they are- the power steering and the heated handles. You might have to face a hard time working on the chilling winter by then. 

Anyways, all of the parks and demerits make quite sense when we look at the price point. The price is very much satisfactory and it suits well within any low-end buyer’s budget.

What We Liked

  • 21 inches cutting width.
  • Perfect for small, flat areas.
  • Comes with 5.4HP of power in the motor.
  • The transmission type of Auger drive.
  • Electric starts with one press. 
  • It comes with LED headlight.
  • Weighs only 98 pounds.
  • Quite budget-friendly. 

What we didn't like

  • No heated handles.
  •  Not for sloppy surfaces. 

Buyer’s Guide

At this point of the artichoke, we will get to know a few important buying points. The objective of crafting this section is to help you determine the exact demands and specifications for your purpose. 

Let’s go- 

The Power of the Motor

Usually, this is stated by Horse Power or HP. And the direct results of high horsepower is the speed and ability to ride sloppy surfaces of the blower. 

Usually, Husqvarna blowers offer motor power between 5.4 HP to 8.5HP. From what your blowing scenario comes with, determine the right power.

The Working Width

Well, this is something very important for every kind of user. This indicates the width of the blower section which will be acting on the snow. The wider this section is, the more area you can cover within a given time. 

Usually blowers from this brand offer cutting width between 21 inches to 30 inches. And with increased width, the other parameters like power, weight, transmission, and price- go high.

The Electric Start 

For some, it might look quite insignificant. But it is actually an important feature to look for. Think about the chilly cold while you will be dealing with the snow blower. In case it’s something that you have to push manually for starting, this will give you utter discomfort. 

On the other hand, if it comes with a one-press electric start system, all of these will be quite effortless and easy.

Bottom Line

Thanks for reading till the bottom of this Husqvarna Snow Blower review with a buying guide. If you have gone through the complete description, you might have got a firm idea about each of the models from the series and what they are capable of. 

All you need to set is- the bridge between your budget and expectation. Once you have got that right, anyone from this list of four will do the job right. 

Good luck!

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