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Customer Reviews for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower

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MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower

Make quick work of weekend winter chores with this compact snow thrower. With a 22" clearing width and 16" intake height, you'll be able to clear more snow quickly. Leaves a clean, safe path for family members and pedestrians.
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Customer Recommendation100%7 out of 7reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews
Review 1 for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower

This snow thrower works great!

12/07/2007
By ,
Richmond, IL
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I actually purchased this product in the store. It was the floor model so I was a little hesitant, however, upon getting it home, I added a little gas, hit the primer, and on the first pull....it roared to life. I had left the snow in the driveway for a couple days prior. It was about six-eight inches deep and packed down since it had been driven on. I started clearing the snow and the next thing you know, I had a clean driveway. I was so impressed I did my neighbors too. Two days later we got more snow. I walked to the garage and once again on the first pull, it started right up and worked great! LET IT SNOW!!!
Note: my driveway is gravel so I adjusted the height of the clearing deck. (easy) It worked great and did not shoot gravel. The driveway is six cars long and three cars wide.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+3points
Review 2 for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower

Excellent

11/18/2007
By ,
Wisconsin
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This works awesome!But it is not a 2 cycle as the Ad states.It sat in my shed all summer and i went to start it last week and it took only 1 pull.Very reliable and plenty of Power.
Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:11 - 12 months
Usage:Every few days
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Review 3 for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower

A good unit for the price.

12/16/2007
By ,
Norwich, CT
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This snow thrower was a good value for the price. Similar sized units at the local hardware or box store were running $100 - $300 more. It’s probably best for home or light duty use. The 2nd stage impeller and discharge chute are all made of plastic. (Just about everything else is metal.) They work well, but you’ll need to avoid abusing them too much. (sucking up sticks, rocks, etc.) After using the using the unit I would avoid leaving it outside to freeze. If the packed snow and ice freezes around the plastic 2nd stage impeller it might break when you try to use it next time. Not then end of the world, just need to be careful and make sure everything spins freely before you apply power.
Overall the snow thrower did a great job cutting through wet snow and ice. The motor is good running, strong and not overly noisy. It doesn’t have electric start, but does have a large recoil start handle and only takes one or two pulls to get started. If you don’t feel comfortable starting an average lawn mower you may want to look for a unit with electric start.
I also liked the size and weight of the unit. It’s small and light enough to for one person to put it into the back of a pickup. And it rolls through a standard door if you want to put it inside a building.
I would recommend this unit for home or light use. If you take care if it, it’ll probably last many years. If you’re a contractor or farmer looking for something that will take some abuse, you will probably want to buy a more expensive unit.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Once per month
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Review 4 for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower

A Godsend!

01/03/2008
By ,
Southeast Wisconsin
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We just moved into our new home with a side drive and four hours later it began to snow. For four continuous weekends the snow came. Although our new neighbors were very helpful, we had to get a snowblower of our own. The MTD 5.5 was all we could afford. We hesitated, but made the purchase. It was the best decision we've made. What an awesome machine. User friendly and easy to use. It has everything we needed at a price we could afford. We highly recommend this MTD 5.5 snowblower.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Female
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Once per week
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Review 5 for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower
12/29/2007
By ,
Kansas
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I bought this item at Wal-Mart and what a great machine. I did not have any problems moving an 8 inch snow fall. Starts with one pull. The only thing I have a problem with is the weight of the machine, it is too heavy for one person to load in the back of a pickup truck without a ramp or maybe use a trailer to transport it, but other than that, it most definately does the job.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:A few times per year
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Review 6 for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower

mtd yard machine 5.5

01/04/2008
By ,
wheeling, Il
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
it only showed up 3 hours before the 12 inch snow fall, so I got to test her out during the worst! it is a wondrerful machine at a great price....thanks for delivery before the snow came!!!
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:A few times per month
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Ratings-Only Reviews for MTD Yard Machines 5.5 HP Two-Stage Compact Snow Thrower
Based on 1 ratings-only review
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5