|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Impeller Diameter:||12 in.|
|Intake Height (In.):||21|
|Color and Styling:|
|Auger Type:||Serrated steel auger|
|Clearing Width (In.):||26|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||196|
|Number of Rotor Blades:||4|
|Number of Stages:||Dual Stage|
|Single Hand Control:||Yes|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Handle Type:||Deluxe Panel|
|Handles Fold For Easy Storage:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||6|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||2|
|Variable Trigger Speed:||No|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||208|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||15 x 5 in.|
|Maximum Chute Rotation:||190 deg.|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||2 Year Limited Warranty|
Ratings & Reviews
Get the Job Done with the 26-inch 208cc* Dual Stage Snowblower
The Craftsman® 26-inch 208cc* dual stage snowblower gets the job done fast. The four-cycle engine provides more power, longer life, and improved fuel economy. It's easier to use, because you don't have to mix gas and oil. The push-button start saves aggravation, and the joystick lets you adjust the chute without leaving your operating position. The 26-inch clearing width and 21-inch intake height mean you clear more snow with each pass and get in out of the cold faster.
The 26-inch 208cc* dual stage snowblower handles tough conditions with a 12-inch serrated steel auger and 12-inch impeller. They break up hard-packed snow and discharge heavy wet snow efficiently. The six forward and two reverse speeds save time and energy by allowing you to match current conditions. With power to spare, fuel efficiency, and durability, this precision made snowblower lets you do a tough job faster.
- Trustworthy Craftsman 26-inch 208cc* dual stage snowblower
- Four-way chute control with joystick puts the snow where you want it
- 190-degree chute rotation and pitch control without leaving the operator's position
- Extended chute design for tighter discharge that increases throw distance and reduces snow blow back
- 15- x 5-inch X-Trac tires provide superior traction in heavy snow conditions
- Glide-Tech™ skid shoes eliminate garage rust stains and driveway damage, by sliding along your pavers or bricks
- Easy-to-grasp mitten-grip starter handle and turnover recoil start while wearing gloves
- Plow style handles for comfort and control with panel design for convenient shear pin storage
- Two-year limited warranty
- Limited lifetime warranty on upper and lower chute
- * As rated by engine manufacturer
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Reading some of the comments on this board? I just had to take some time out and give an honest review of this machine. I purchased this model snow blower 5 years ago and it has worked for me every year. Let me address a few things I?ve read on this board that need to be clarified. 1) Snow Sticking to Blades?.The trick to this and all snow blowers is to spray WD-40 on the auger blades and the rotating circular blade in the back behind the auger, this prevents icy snow from building up on the machine, and increases the throwing distance of the snow. When I first got this machine 5 years ago, I applied the WD 40 on the blades and was blowing 11 inches of snowfall across my street and the woman who lived on that side came over to me screaming ??keep your snow on your side of the block???.. ( needless to say I didn?t offer to do her driveway when I was done with mine).. but the point is, the WD 40 excels the snow throwing a good 30 ? 40% 2) Carburetor problems?.The only way you are going to have carburetor problems is if you leave gas in this thing after the winter season and try to start it the following year?. You should not leave the gas in it for more than 3 ? 4 months. ? How do you get the gas out? ? Simple ? let it run until it run dry 3) Performance?. We had some crazy storms out here in Long Island the last 5 years, especially the 2013 Al Gore Storm.. this machine did the job everytime. Pro?s? The 26 inch fits through doorways? just a little input for those of you who might need to get this through a regular sized door. I changed the oil after 2 years of using it and replaced with Mobil 1 10 w-30 The electric start is really convenient, after 3 years I decided to start it during a cold start with the pull cord and it did just what it was supposed to do, start right up. It also starts right up after shutting down to refill the gas tank and or take a break. You get a good amount done on a tank of gas. The Shute control is awesome, a must have especially when doing the snow on a windy day, you can position it while doing your thing to prevent the snow from blowing back in your face. The unit also comes with heavy duty plastic skid shoes that do not mark up or scratch concrete, paver blocks or asphalt surfaces. Cons?.The only thing I had to fix so far was the primer button, after 3 years it dried out and I had to replace it last year? it cost 10 dollars from sears and took a week to get to my house via the mail. The instructions were very vague and I suggest via this forum that sears put up a tutorial on how to replace it on youtube, similar to some of their other videos regarding their snow blower machines. Conclusion?Would I buy another? ? Yes, I was at sears tonight and am considering buying 14 of them for a snow plowing business. I?ve shopped Husqvarna and Arians and have made the conclusion that my Craftsman 208cc offers the best value for all the features it has, and the motor is the same as all the others manufacture
I bought this blower in 2011, no snow that year. For 2012-13 season, we've had a 6" & 14" snow. Blower starts up no matter how cold it is, & removed the snow off my 2 car driveway & adjoining sidewalks in 10 minutes & 15 minutes, respectively. Did my east & west neighbor's 2 car drives in about the same length of time. It may be a bit overkill for what I use it for (26" swath & modest snowfall, usually 6-8 inches) but it sure beats shoveling. Blower has performed well & routine maintenance hasn't been a hassle...just follow the instructions in the manual.
Yorktown Heights, NY
This was the first purchase i made for our new home and it really came in handy this year. in fact it is the best thing i bought so far. Started on first pull every time and did an excent job of clearing the way. would helighly recommend it.
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engine starts easy but requires choke on to run smooth. snow clings to blades on auger causes machine to plow snow rather than blowing snow. keep plenty of silicone spray handy to spray auger and shoot if you want it to work properly. my old 2nd hand ********** didn't require all that bother. buy a snow blower without 208 cc engine.
I have had this machine for 2 years and have had NO problems. The extended chute is a must for me and it is terrific. I powered through 30+ inches of snow from the 2013 blizzard without any problem what so ever! This is one of the best purchases I have ever made.
I purchased this online back in November, and it was delivered in less than two weeks. It snowed all of yesterday, up to this early morning, I got 14 inches in total. I got in my garage at 7:30, had the blower fueled up and running at around 7:35. I was done doing my driveway just before 8:00. I recorded it, in case you want to see how it performs. (youtube)/watch?v=9zz6L6RDTdc