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Heavy-Duty Two-Stage Snow Blowers

Snapper large frame heavy-duty models take control of the biggest drifts. Its all-steel auger house, chute, cast-iron gear case and dual serrated auger break through dense snowfalls and last season-after-season. Featuring Briggs & Stratton® engines from 11.50 to 16.50 ft-lbs gross torque*, these snow blowers clear paths from 26 to 30 in. with ease. Durable gear drive snow blower transmission allows you to adjust speed on the go and reduces slipping on snow and ice. Easy-to-use electric controls are built into the control panel to adjust snow throwing direction and distance. Plus - heated hand grips keep your hands warm on even the coldest days.

Product Ratings

  • Dual Trigger Snow Blower Steering
      Dual Trigger Steering

    Make turning easy, by pulling either trigger to shift the power to the left or right wheel to make tight turns.

  • Electric Snow thrower Chute Rotation and Deflector Controls
    Electric Chute Rotation and Deflector Controls 

    Dash-mounted controls give the operator the ability to adjust the deflector or rotate the chute with a simple push of a button. 

  • Gear Drive Transmission
    Gear Drive Transmission

    Change speeds on the go (6 forward/2 reverse options) and reduce slipping with gear-on-gear drive design. Gear drive transmission systems are maintenance-free and lubricated for life.

  • Convenient FreeHand Snow Blower Control
    FreeHand™ Control

    Flexible FreeHand™ Control enables the operator to continue operating the snow blower with one hand while freeing the other hand to rotate the chute or adjust the speed.

  • Easy Snowblower Engine Starting
    Easy Starting

    Powerful Briggs & Stratton Snow Series™ OHV engines are equipped with electric push button start for easier starting.

  • Snow Series Briggs Engine Guaranteed to Start-
    Guaranteed to Start

    Briggs & Stratton Snow Series engines are ready to start in the toughest of weather conditions even at 20◦ F below or we'll fix it for free.**

  • All-Steel Snow thrower Chute
    All Steel Chute

    Durable, heavy-duty steel auger house and chute, serrated steel auger and cast-iron gear box.

  • Headlights

    Light the way on dark mornings and evenings with headlights that brightly light your clearing path.

  • Snowblower tires for increase snow blower traction
    Arctic Trac Tires

    Increased traction on slippery or uneven surfaces. Wider Arctic Trac 16" x 6.5" tires are available on the H1730 snow blower.

  • Comfortable Heated Hand Grips

    Convenient heated hand grips with high/low settings to keep your hands warm on the coldest days.

*All power levels are stated ft-lbs gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.

**Conditions will apply. See the Operator Manual or visit for complete warranty details.

MODELS H1226E H1528E H1730E
SELECT MODELS Compare Compare Compare
Type Dual Stage Dual Stage Dual Stage
Clearing Width (in.) 26 28 30
Throwing Distance (ft.)* 40 40 40
Intake Height (in.) 19.75 19.75 19.75
Auger Diameter (in.) 14 14 14
Auger Type Serrated Steel Serrated Steel Serrated Steel
Auger Gear Case Material Cast Iron Cast-Iron Cast Iron
Impeller Diameter (in.) 12 12 12
No. of Impeller Blades 3 3 3
Skid Shoes Polymer Reversible Polymer Reversible Polymer Reversible
Brand Briggs & Stratton 1150 Snow Series™ Briggs & Stratton 1450 Professional Series™ Briggs & Stratton 1650 Professional Series™
Technology 4-cycle, OHV 4-cycle, OHV 4-cycle, OHV
Engine Displacement (cc) 250 306 420
Ft.-lbs Gross Torque† 11.5 14.5 16.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (qts.) 3.2 3.2 3.2
Starter Electric with Recoil Back-up Electric with Recoil Back-up Electric with Recoil Back-up
Chute Material Steel Steel Steel
Chute Rotation 200° Electric 200° Electric 200° Electric
Chute Deflector Electric Electric Electric
Drive Type Gear Drive Transmission Gear Drive Transmission Gear Drive Transmission
Speeds 6F - 2R 6F - 2R 6F - 2R
Tire Size/Thread Arctic Trac 16" x 4.8" Arctic Trac 16" x 4.8" Arctic Trac 16" x 6.5"
Free Hand™ Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Trigger Steering Standard Standard Standard
Easy Turn™ NA NA NA
Heated Hand Grips Standard Standard Standard
Headlight Dual LED Dual LED Dual LED
Storage Cover Optional Optional Optional
Clean-Out Tool Standard Standard Standard
Drift Cutters Optional Optional Optional
Snow Cab Optional Optional Optional
Tire Chains Optional Optional Optional
Consumer 3-Years 3-Years 3-Years
Commercial 90-Day 90-Day 90-Day
Engine Publications
*Capacity and throwing distances can be greatly affected by conditons
**See Operator's Manual for complete warranty details
†All power levels are stated gross torque at 2600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton

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