"I own a lawn care and snow removal company located in wisconsin next to lake michigan. I purchased this snowblower as a back up of a back up blower. This blower starts easily, idles good, nice nobby tires. The downfalls: Self propell is kinda slow for the 6 speed, Blower works good for 6 inches or less of snow. Auger does not spin fast enough to shoot out heavy snow. the snow piles up in front of the blower. It's neat to hear the overdrive kick in, works excellent in about 4 inches in 6th speed. Great for home use shoots snow about 10-15 feet."
"I bought mine several years ago and have moved tons of Colorado snow. It even started last week at 18 below 0 (it is stored outside). Electric start only failed me once when it was 8 below, but one pull on the rope and it was running great. I only have two issues with this machine: 1) The skid shoes are cheap and wear out very quickly and are very expensive to replace. Engineers could do much better choice of metal for these. 2) The little snow shovel is mounted very poorly. One of the sides broke off the mount so now the shovel hangs and messes up the crank for the snow blower direction so I have to carry it in my coat. Should be mounted higher. Other than these 2 things, I love it and won't be without one again. It cuts through 12" snow like nothing, but has a little trouble with wet deep snow above that. I regularly make 2 passes on 2 city blocks and our cul-de-sac sidewalks plus my 2 car driveway and no troubles, and with this week's 12" snow, all of that took me less than 1 hour. I actually enjoy it."
Lot Size:Greater than 1/2 acre but less than 1 acre
4out of5 stars (109 Reviews)
Date:February 3, 2011
"As Chicago got hit with a record snow for 2011 this piece of equipment came in handy to take care of 3and 1/2 feet of snow by the front door .This all got accumulated with heavy drift as i have a corner lot . I was able to get it rope started as electric didnt work ,in a matter of few tries. Its only a year old so iam surprized that the electric start wont work!!. Once i got this started i was able to get driveway done in a matter of an hour and then was able help 5 of my neighbors who were struggling. however it started to make squeaking sound after i got the fifth done so would have to service it soon.
Troy Bilt could make couple of improvements like having a faster reverse and a durable electric start. overall recomended ."
"First the good news. This machine starts very well. In even very cold temperatures, it starts on the first pull. Fantastic. Then the bad news. This machine doesn't blow snow. As soon as any snow is encountered, the augur and impeller slow way down (or even stop) and the snow barely dribbles out of the chute. This started to happen on the second time that I used the machine. (This first snow fall was only an inch and it worked okay on that.) Seems that the belt may be bad - okay but shouldn't a brand new belt last more that one small snow fall?"
"Purchased in Sept. to replace and electric one. This year in Southern New England we have had about 3 1/2 to 4 feet all told ....powdery, wet & also just plain slush and it has handled them all. Reverse could use a third faster speed but all in all, .........no complaints! Great little machine"
"Got this machine 2 weeks ago and then we got hit with 15 inches of snow the other night. Man, was I glad I had it! Just added gas, hit the button and I was off to the races! This cut through everything I needed it to. yet it wasn't so big that it was rediculous to handle or store, being I am a little tight on space. I did my driveway, back yard and was able to help a couple of neighbors out as well. We're expecting more record breaking snowfall next week, and I know I'll be ready!"
"Moved to New England and bought this model in 2009. The first two years, I thought it was a bit "overkill" for my small driveway. In 2011, with record snow falls I watched my neighbors struggle with smaller, non-self propelled machines. I've had no problems clearing my driveway, sidewalk, helping neighbors, and even clearing our private street when the snow plows seemed to forget.
I've been extraordinarily satisfied with this model...dependable, easy to start, quickly cuts through 12" snowfall with ease!"
"I have made more friends with this snow blower than I could ever want. Chews through snow that is taller than the machine. Strong, reliable, easy to maneuver. Caution: Use silicon with wet snow and use gasoline with NO ethanol (if you can find it). It will start and run better. There is a reason that Troy-Bilt sells out of these every season! Great performance at a great price!"
Lot Size:Greater than 1/2 acre but less than 1 acre
5out of5 stars (109 Reviews)
Date:January 14, 2011
Does the Job!
"I'm going to do a situation setup before the review. I have a 500' gravel driveway. The first 200' rarely gets more than a inch or 2 of snow. Then it takes a 90 deg. turn and the wind, that keeps the first 200' clear, turns the last 300' into one long drift. The good thing is the driveway is straight and flat.
I joked with my friends that since I spent all this money on a snowblower that we wouldn't see a flake of snow for 5 years.
HA-HA that was funny. I got the snowblower on Tues. the tire chains on Wed. and it started snowing on Thurs. This turns out to be a week long event. So Sat. I had 10" with a couple of 18" drifts. It started up with ease and was throwing the powder around 20'. 2nd gear was a nice pace and was no problem in 10" snow. I dropped down to 1st gear for the drifts and it was no problem. It took about 30 mins. for the driveway and about 15 mins. for the DOT snowplow berms that were 18" high. I highly recommend chains for gravel driveways and PAM cooking spray for the chute and auger.
Finally this event ended on Wed. I had 6-8" with 12-14" drifts with the same results as above. I'm glad I split this event up.
It was faster and easier to keep my driveway clear. Sorry to say my neighbors were not as lucky. Neighbor 1 had a 28-30" hard-packed snow berm from the DOT snowplow and Neighbor 2 had a 42" berm.
So I decided to see what the Troy Bilt would do against these berms. If you wanted to use alot of time, pushing and gas, it would work on neighbor 1's and neighbor 2's was higher than the chute blowing out the snow. We ended up using shovels to break down the berms and then snow blowing the shovel loads to a good pile. Where's their's a will their's a way. Highly recommend this machine."
"I LIKE IT! Tried it out first time in West Virginia in about 5" of snow. I have a 300 ft. gravel drive and large gravel parking area. With the skid plates fully down, the skid plates tended to groove down into the gravel, but a slight downward pressure on the handles to raise the front up about an inch solved the problem. Leaves about 1" of snow on the gravel, which is no problem for me. May get one of the cab cabins, cause the powder gets blown back into your face when the wind is right. Kept having to stop and wipe the stuff off my face. Took about 1 1/2 hours to do it all and used VERY little gas. Definitely would recommend it."
"I purchased a Troy-Bilt Storm 2410 at the end of the season to replace an old Toro snowblower that was wearing out. We had a early spring snowfall that dropped about 8" of semi-wet snow. My new Troy-Bult Storm cut right through the wet snow without a problem. Very impressed."
"My sisters and I bought this snow blower for our Dad for Christmas in 2009. It has been phenomenal in clearing his driveway. This yar we had a tremendous amount of snow, and it has been a real hero. My Dad even dug me out of my very long driveway during one of the worst storms I can remember!"
"I purchased this model 4th quarter 2009. I had a 5 horse power before. This unit throws the snow better than my previous unit. The conversioin rate between cc and HP is about 15 to 17 ccs stands for one HP. This unit translates to about a 10 HP machine. Not bad and does a good job
"Purchased after Christmas and had opportunity to use three times. Each time one pull or electric start got the desired result, start the first time. Used in light and heavy wet snow, walked through all with ease. One of the best buys I have made in awhile."