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Craftsman  28 In 277cc* Dual-Stage Snowblower w/ EZ Steer

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Reg Price: $1249.99
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Reg Price: $1249.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Impeller Diameter: 12 in.
Intake Height (In.): 21
Color and Styling:
Color/Finish: Black/Red
Product Overview:
Auger Type: Serrated steel auger
Clearing Width (In.): 28
Drift Cutters: Yes
Item Weight (lbs.): 239
Number of Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Stages: Dual Stage
Rust Resistant: Yes
Single Hand Control: Yes
Skid Shoes: Deluxe Glide-Tech
Usage: Heavy Use
Materials & Finishes:
Auger Material: Serrated Steel
Housing Material: Steel
Handles:
Handle Type: Deluxe Panel
Handles Fold For Easy Storage: Yes
Heated Handles: No
Drive System:
Number of Forward Speeds: 6
Number of Reverse Speeds: 2
Steerable: Yes
Variable Trigger Speed: Yes
Motor-Engine:
Electric Start: Yes
Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
Engine Make: Craftsman
Engine Displacement (cc): 277
Starter Type: Push button
Wheels & Tires:
Rim Material: Steel
Tire Type: Inflatable
Tire/Wheel Size: 16" x 4.8" X-Trac
Controls, Safety:
Safety Override: Yes
Convenience:
Headlights: Included/Built In
Chute System:
Chute Control: Joystick
Chute Material: Polymer
Extended Chute: Yes
Maximum Chute Rotation: 190 deg.
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty

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Save Time With the Convenient to Use 28" Dual-Stage Gas Snow Blower from Craftsman

The trigger controlled zero-turn steering technology used in the Craftsman 28" Dual-Stage Gas Snow Blower coupled with 16-inch X-Trac tires make for better maneuverability in snowy conditions. Fitted with a 277cc four-cycle OHV engine, it clears a 28-inch wide path with great ease. This snow thrower is a great choice for use on large paved and gravel sideways or sidewalks as the 12-inch serrated steel auger and impeller break through hard-packed snow.

Choose from the eight power-propelled speeds of this 28" Dual-Stage Gas Snow Blower to suit your needs. A four-way, 190-degree chute rotation is possible with an easy-to-use joystick. Deluxe Glide-Tech skid shoes slide along any obstructions and help keep your garage floor and driveway free from rust stains and damage. Plow styled handles with panel design allow single hand operation to control the snow tool and offer storage space for shear pins.

  • With tool-less drift cutters, the Craftsman 28" Dual-Stage Gas Snow Blower can break through drop snow and snow drifts which appear in the equipment's path, for greater efficiency
  • Featuring a push-button electric start, the 277cc four-cycle OHV Craftsman engine offers a great combination of power and fuel efficiency
  • The trigger controlled zero-turn steering technology makes navigating those sharp turns very easy
  • A 28-inch clearing width and 21-inch intake height lets you remove snow and free driveways and pathways
  • In-dash LED headlight, plow style handles and mitten-grip starter handle for additional comfort
  • Six forward and two reverse, power-propelled speeds help make snow removal quicker and more efficient
  • 16 in. x 4.8 in. X-Trac tires offer greater traction
  • Available in a black/red finish
  • Item Weight: 239 lbs.
  • Two year limited warranty

Added on April 20, 2013

 

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44 Reviews Write a review
27 Reviewers (61.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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joncf
Jan 21 , 2014
Great unit but redesign the chute
This is my third Craftsman snowblower. I am very happy with the products. My last one lasted me 12 years. I sold it in great working order and bought this one. Mechanically, this model is even better than my last (29"). I have never even used the electric start as it starts on the 1st or 2nd pull every time. I do garage/shed it when not in use and I am thorough on my maintenance. My only criticism is the chute. The other units allowed you to throw snow slightly backward (20 degrees past perpendicular to either side). My current machine only allows me to throw snow directly left/right and any direction forward. The chute also has trouble locking into a position. It tends to wander during use. If the chute were better, I would give it 5 stars.
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tmill2000
Oct 31 , 2012
Bad shoot control
I had owned a Sears snowblower for nearly 15 years, and thought it was time for an upgrade. It seems they don't make them like they used to! This snowblower was delivered for free right on schedule. It looked great, but immediately I realized the joy stick for the handle did not work. It would move the shoot up and down, but the button would not press in to move it side to side. I checked everything, attempted to re-assemble the shoot and bar, and even took the joystick apart - a maddening experience! The cable seemed to be jammed, and the whole system seemed a bit plasticey and cheap. I wish it had the old system of just rotating a handle to pan the shoot. I decided that even if they brought me a replacement that worked, I bet it would be the first thing to fail in a year after the warranty wears off. So before I even put gas in the tank this thing is getting returned. I will look elsewhere.
 

BigGuyEd

Rutherford, NJ

Jan 29 , 2015
Overall
Very good - BUT ............

Finally had a chance to use the snowblower. It's an upgrade from my 24", 5.5hp that I had for a number years. Love the turning feature, power, and throwing capability. The one thing I do not like are the gears. First gear is about right but second gear is entirely too fast. Third gear is a little fast too fast. Third should be fourth. At a minimum, there should be another speed between the current 1st and 2nd gears. I don't believe I'll ever use 4th, 5th or 6th gears. A little disappointed!


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Papastack

Carpentersville, IL

Jan 18 , 2015
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Quality

Great

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 15 , 2015
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Does everything need to be made in China!!!

Well as to everyone who reads a review on a snowblower I must say we all want snow removal to be made easily. But the craftsmanship on the chute controls are horrible. after you fix the left to right mechanism I noticed it throws snow better when I spray the inner chute with Pam cooking spray. I desired to paint the inner chute with NeverWet and the chute works so much better now throwing snow and even changing to left and right.. Plastic chutes are just all around junkie.. Should've been a metal chute...


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Tbonenfd

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Dedham, MA

Jan 13 , 2015
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easy start

great snow thrower bought it to replace an old ariens goes through almost 20" of snow like a breeze also starts on first pull everytime easy steer is best invention ever

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MontanaStan

Billings, MT

Jan 5 , 2015
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Great snowblower for the money!

Plenty of power and I like the power steering as well as the chute adjust on the go. Perfect so far but just purchased a month ago and have only used 4 times. Electric start is great also.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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grantsales

Rogers, MN

Dec 27 , 2014
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Good, but bad pull start cable

New in the box this came with an already frayed pull start cable. Everything else seems well built and powerful. I haven't been able to use it yet so can't comment on how effective it is vs. other blowers.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ericjudy

Watertown, WI

Dec 11 , 2014
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1 pull start is nice

We bought this blower after reviewing many options. This seemed to be the best option for us. The rounded skid shoes are what really made the difference. We have a paver / railroad tie walk way, so it is not easy to shovel, but the shoes float over the ties with ease. The zero turn is nice,

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Daystarr

Minneapolis, MN

Dec 9 , 2014
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Blowing in the wind

I've only used it a couple of times, but it starts on the first pull and runs smooth...About the only small complaint would be the handle on the chute is a little stiff.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DaninStrafford

Strafford, NH

Dec 1 , 2014
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OK but I expected more

Just used the snowblower once but it seems ok. It blows a lot of snow and doesn't seem too bothered by the gravel driveway. But it seems to include way too much plastic and I am concerned about its longevity. At $900 (the best sale price I waited for), I need this thing to last a long time and I am not so sure that it will.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 28 , 2014
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Augur cable breaks repeatedly

I have owned this snowblower for 2 years. At the end of the first year I probably would have rated it 5 stars. On the first snow of the second winter, the augur cable broke, making the machine useless. I ordered a replacement cable from Sears Parts Direct. It broke before the winter was over. I called again and was sent a replacement cable under warranty for the previous one. This one just broke on the second time it was used. I can overlook a single defective part, but repeated failures indicate a design flaw that makes this machine unreliable and unusable.


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