Great Choice For: Small Paved Driveways that Get Less than a Foot of Snow

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Overall Score: 9.5 out of 10

What We Like:

  • Power Curve technology minimizes clogging and moves more snow in less time.
  • The compact storage design doesn’t require much storage space.
  • A 2-year Guarantee-to-Start warranty ensures the engine starting with the first or second pull.
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Compared To Other Snowblowers We Reviewed:

If you like gas snow blowers but don’t need a two-stage or three-stage snow blower, then the Toro 37472 Power Clear 518 ZR snow blower is the ideal choice. It is a compact single-stage gas snow blower that’s more versatile than most single-stage snow blowers.

Whether you have an inch of fluffy snow, four inches of wet snow or a foot of deep snow, the Toro 77452 can accommodate your needs. The Toro 99cc 4-cycle OHV engine may sound insignificant, but it has the power to move 1,100 pounds of snow per minute. The rotor propelled drive system works best on paved and other smooth surfaces because it’s the auger’s rotation that pulls the snow blower forward.

You can rely on the snow blower to start every time in the coldest weather. Toro is so sure of the engine starting that they back it up with a two-year Guarantee-To-Start warranty. If the engine doesn’t start with one or two pulls, Toro fixes it for free.

The Power Curve technology of the curved rotor and inverted funnel housing reduces clogging to an absolute minimum and moves more snow in less time. With a throwing distance of 25 feet and a 210 degrees chute rotation, the operator can direct where to discharge the snow. The locking Zip Deflector has three settings establishing the throwing height.

The 18-inch clearing width is ideal for clearing snow in small areas two-stage snow blowers can’t maneuver.

By folding the handles and chute, the snow blower doesn’t take up much storage space. The space-saving dimensions are 21 x 23 x 28 inches.

The Toro 38272 Power Clear 518 ZR snow blower has a full two-year warranty in addition to the two-year guarantee-to-start warranty. The difference between the Toro 38472 and The Toro 38473 Power Clear 518 ZE is that the latter has an electric push start.

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