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Jan 08

Snow Blower Reviews: Husqvarna 1830HV SnowKing Gas Powered Two Stage Snow Thrower

If you are stuck with a heavy pile of snow on your driveway, the good old shovel will simply not do. Of course, if you are prepared to spend nearly the whole day clearing the snow, you may want to stick to the good old tool. Still, I’d highly recommend that you get a snow thrower. I have been a happy user of such machines for many years now as an owner and manager of a family hotel in the mountains of British Columbia. I thought I could help others by using what I know to review the most popular models at the moment. Take a look at my review of the Husqvarna 1830HV 30-Inch 414cc SnowKing gas powered two-stage snow.

I will make my Husqvarna 1830HV snow thrower review structured so that you can use the information and advice which you require easily and effectively. I will describe the model first. Then I will assess its features and capabilities. I will explain who it is suitable for as well. You can readily use my summary of the product’s pros and cons for comparison. I hope that you will agree with my conclusion at the end of the review.

Husqvarna 1830HV 2 Stage Snow Blower

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Product Description

The Husqvarna snow thrower has two-stage operation. Its SnowKing gas engine produces 18 pound-feet of torque. It has an electric start and power steering, which is trigger controlled. It uses a chain drive transmission. The model is equipped with heavy duty wheels.

The two stage snow blower consists of a progressive stamped auger and an impeller. The rotating chute has a deflector. Both of these features can be adjusted remotely. The model has an LED headlight as well. It has a clearing path which measures 30 inches by 23 inches.

Features

Husqvarna 1830HV is 52 inches long, 30 inches wide and 42 inches high. It weighs 261 pounds. It is not the smallest machine you can find, but its size and weight correspond to its capabilities. It is a heavy-duty model in every respect.

The SnowKing gas engine of the Husqvarna snowblower is quite powerful with the 18 pound-feet of torque that it produces. This engine makes the machine capable of working on large terrains with heavy and wet snow. The engine’s construction guarantees its effective operation in the short term and in the long term as well. You can expect it to have a long useful life.

The electric start of the machine works effectively in all weather and in all kinds of circumstances. You can readily connect the unit to a power outlet to enable the start mechanism without having to rely on a battery. I think that this start is extremely useful especially in very cold weather.

The chain drive system of this electric start snow blower is strong and reliable. You can expect it to operate effectively at all times with proper maintenance, of course. It allows you to use various forward speeds and two reverse speeds.

The power steering of this 2 stage snow blower makes it quite maneuverable. You can expect it to go around obstacles elegantly despite its size and weight. As the operator, you will have perfect control over the machine without much effort. You will get the snow clearing job done easily and quickly. The effectively operating transmission will help greatly for this as well.

The wheels of Husqvarna snowblower measure 16 inches in diameter and are 5 inches thick. Their size allows them to push the machine even into deep and heavy snow. Their tread ensures that the unit will not slip even on icy surfaces.

The auger of the machine is large and has heavy duty construction. It does an excellent job in breaking the snow and delivering it to the impeller. The impeller itself operates effectively at a high speed. The chute is connected to a single-hand control. Its direction can be adjusted at any time while the machine is working.

I find the LED headlight of this two stage snow blower to be one of its most beneficial features. You can readily clear the snow from the driveway and walkways of your home even early in the morning when it is still dark outside.

Capabilities

Husqvarna 1830HV Husqvarna SnowblowerThe clearing path of Husqvarna snow blower is 30 inches wide and 23 inches deep. This makes it capable of clearing large areas quickly. It can deal with very deep snow accumulation. Its great power and the design of the auger and impeller allow the machine to handle heavy and wet snow without any problems.

The powerful engine, the power steering and the heavy duty wheels guarantee that this machine can work on flat surfaces and on hilly terrains as well. The unit’s maneuverability allows it to clear the snow even in tight areas. The two-stage operation prevents the auger from touching the ground so the machine can work effectively on gravel surfaces as well as paved ones.

Suitability

The Husqvarna snow thrower can be used in areas which get moderate to heavy snow fall on a regular basis. It is suitable for maintaining properties with long and large driveways and walkways. It can be operated by individuals with good physical strength.

Pros

The good things about Husqvarna 1830HV 2 Stage Snow Blower are:

  • Very powerful
  • Easy to start to steer and to operate
  • Maneuverable
  • Quick and efficient snow clearing
  • Can be used at any time
  • Strong and durable
  • Reliable
  • 2-year homeowner warranty

Cons

The not so good things about this Husqvarna snow thrower are:

  • The right forward speed and reverse speed is a bit challenging to find – This can be an issue only in the beginning, however. You will get used to it eventually.
  • The front of the unit is a bit light – This means that you need to have firm grip over the machine at all times. Generally, this should not have a serious adverse effect on the operation of the unit.

Conclusion

The conclusion of this snow thrower review is that the Husqvarna 1830HV Snow Thrower is a great machine in every respect. It is powerful, efficient, easy to use and durable. You will benefit greatly from using it even in the long term.

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