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CRAFTSMAN®/MD 305cc, 27" Dual Stage Mid Frame Snow Blower

Dual Stage Operation is designed for quick, easy removal of large amount of snow 27" clearing width 305cc Briggs & Stratton engine, Snow Series platinum 14.5lbs Torque Platinum spark plug Electric Starter 12" Steel saw tooth auger 12" diameter impeller Yard lights for early morning & night-time Drift cutters Steel remote chute Remote chute deflection control allows operator to adjust the angle of the chute deflector without having to stop the unit Power steering allows for easy manoeuvrability to handle obstacles Gas gauge Throttle Single hand control allows you to control unit from either side by using one handle, enabling you to operate the chute with one single action & without having to stop Heated handle grips, help keep your hands warm in the coldest weather Wheel lock 16" x 6.5" tires Automatic drive designed for quick removal of large amounts of snow. Automatic drive allows you to vary speeds without stopping. Able to handle all snow conditions 2 Year warranty
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Customer Reviews for CRAFTSMAN®/MD 305cc, 27" Dual Stage Mid Frame Snow Blower
Review 1 for CRAFTSMAN®/MD 305cc, 27" Dual Stage Mid Frame Snow Blower
JOHN
Ontario Canada
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )

THe Only Snow Blower You Should Buy !

onNovember 2, 2010
This Snow blower has every new feature that you can possibly buy, and even comes with the same "Hydrostatic Drive" that is on every Craftman Lawn Tractor. It's called "Automatic Drive" in the Craftman Snow Blower and it is the best drive system you can have in a Snow Blower today.
The " Automatic Drive " is very simple to use. You push the single Red Knob Drive Lever forward or backwards and the farther you push it the faster you go. You can go from Forward to Reverse without slowing down or stopping the machine. There is nothing more simpler in a drive system than that.
The Power Steering is a dream and there is "Zero" work on your part, to turn the Snow Blower a little bit or a full 360 degrees. Here is how it works. You simply pull a lever that is under each handle and what ever lever you pull it then instantly turns the unit in that direction until you release the lever. It actually turns on it's own axis, that is how sharp it will turn. If you pull both the Power Steering Levers at the same time, it disengages the drive system, and you can push or pull the unit with ease.
THe Heated Handle Grips are nice and warm and will be greatly enjoyed on cold days.
Everything about this Snow Blower is quality, and the 305cc OHV Motor is a 10Hp Platinum Snow Series Briggs and Stratton engine with a powerful 14.5 Torque ratio. It will throw snow and claw up hills with ease. There is a very visual gas gauge on the gas cap.
The light is a Halogen Bulb light and it lights up my yard pretty good. The chute is controlled by two levers with Black Knobs. The one in the centre turns the chute left and right and the lever on the left side makes the chute head go up and down. The chute comes non lubricated and once you WD-40 the chute base and all other chute related parts, the chute and the two levers move like silk.
The "Large Snow Tires" are very impressive on this model, and it has new polymer or nylon skids that will not mark your driveway or garage floor.
This Snow Blower is Quality Plus and I doubt if it will ever go on sale. Out of all the Snow Blowers at Sears you will not go wrong if you buy this one, and will enjoy many years of total enjoyment from this purchase.
I hope this was helpful.
0 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for CRAFTSMAN®/MD 305cc, 27" Dual Stage Mid Frame Snow Blower
letitsnow
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )

Nice Machine...

onJanuary 5, 2010
Bought this in October. Used it 5 times and 3 feet of snow later no major issues to speak of. Really like the Automatic transmission (will see how long the friction drive lasts, check Husky site for this model), it really is seemless and easy to use. Starts nice and doesn't bogg down with wet snow. Also the handles are at a good height for tall folks like myself. This unit is never on sale so why wait!
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, two triggers to disengage drive wheel
Review 3 for CRAFTSMAN®/MD 305cc, 27" Dual Stage Mid Frame Snow Blower
rs3dcs
Calgary, Alberta
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )

Great snowblower

onDecember 26, 2009
Liked the Hyrostatic transmission as I can shift on the fly to any speed including reverse. Unit tackled light to hard packed snow conditions, scraping down to the concrete (adjustable). Assembly was a breeze. Worth the money plus I liked that I would not see a sale price the next day.
Pros: Durable, Good quality
Cons: hand warmer switch not identified
Review 4 for CRAFTSMAN®/MD 305cc, 27" Dual Stage Mid Frame Snow Blower
Dealer1
British Colombia
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )

Misinformed

onDecember 8, 2009
This is HYDROSTATIC Drive not friction drive. They work better because you can change speed as you're moving. Lots of power and you can run it one handed. Also, it costs less than a Husky but is the same quality.
Pros: Good quality
1 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 5 for CRAFTSMAN®/MD 305cc, 27" Dual Stage Mid Frame Snow Blower
Riverbob
alberta
1 out of 5
( 1 out of 5 )

friction drive

onSeptember 28, 2009
The friction drive id a major problem and will give you nothing but problems.
Cons: friction drive
0 of 1 found this review helpful.