Craftsman 28 In 277cc* Dual-Stage Snowblower w/ EZ SteerItem# 07188395000 | Model# 88395
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Impeller Diameter:||12 in.|
|Intake Height (In.):||21|
|Color and Styling:|
|Auger Type:||Serrated steel auger|
|Clearing Width (In.):||28|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||239|
|Number of Rotor Blades:||4|
|Number of Stages:||Dual Stage|
|Single Hand Control:||Yes|
|Skid Shoes:||Deluxe Glide-Tech|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Auger Material:||Serrated Steel|
|Handle Type:||Deluxe Panel|
|Handles Fold For Easy Storage:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||6|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||2|
|Variable Trigger Speed:||Yes|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||277|
|Starter Type:||Push button|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||16" x 4.8" X-Trac|
|Maximum Chute Rotation:||190 deg.|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||2 Year Limited Warranty|
Ratings & Reviews
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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Most Helpful Reviews
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'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.
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 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.
I can say after using this unit after two snow events in 2014 of 15 inches and 6 inches that this machine is simply awesome. I owned a MTD 8 horse power self propelled for 18 years. It was showing it's age so I sold it. I bought this unit and after putting on few parts together i was ready to go. When the snow came it cut through the 15 inch wet and heavy snow like nothing was there. The 6 inch snow event was a piece of cake. The EZ Steer made my old unit seem clunky. The snow shoot joy stick was great to use over the old hand crank style on my MTD. When the first snow came It was 18 degrees outside. I started the unit with the pull cord and didn't have to use the electric start. It started on the first pull. I can say from past experience Sears stands behind their products. If you are not sure what unit you want to get. Get a unit with EZ Steer. If you have used a snow blower before you will understand when you use the EZ Steer the first time. Get a unit with at least a 277cc engine. Pay the extra money vs.what you'll pay for the smaller engine. It is worth it for the extra horse power. Again SIMPLY AWESOME machine.
Tower City, ND
I bought this snow blower in 2007, I like it at first. In 2010 it had a problem with belt and costed me 300 bucks to fix it. In 2013 this one refused to work and engine is completely dead. I have to dump it in garbage. So 7 years usage, total cost 1000+300=1300 plus gas. About 200 bucks per year! What a piece of ****! If I hired someone to shovel the snow, it only costs me 300 buck per winter. Now with craftsman or craptsman, I have to do all work myself and still cost me 200 bucks per winter. Some other brands, like Ariens, can easily last more than 10 years, or 20 years! Byebye, crapman. Will never ever buy it again.
Ballston Lake, NY
This started very easily and I love the headlight on it. It did a great job blowing the snow and handled well. It was also nice having 2 reverse speeds which my old snow blower did not have.
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.