Murray 1695537 21-Inch 190cc 4-Cycle OHV Briggs & Stratton Snow Series Gas Powered Single Stage Snow Thrower

You are looking for a new gas snow blower but can’t justify the cost of a powerful two stage gas snow blower as you live in an area which generally doesn’t have heavy snow fall then this Murray 21-inch gas powered snow blower may be your answer.  From researching user opinion, it seems to be able to easily cope with moderate to heavy snow fall and just gets on with the job.  However there do seem to be some build quality issues so read on to find out more.

Murray  21-Inch  4-Cycle Gas Powered Single Stage Snow Thrower – Features and Specifications:

This Murray 1695537 4-cycle Gas Powered Single Stage Snow Thrower is described by the manufacturer as suitable for light use.

  • Ideal for light-use conditions 4-inches to 6-inches of snow
  • Lightweight, maneuverable and easy to use
  • Fold-down handle for easy storage
  • Clog-resistant discharge chute
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

Manufacturers Product Description

Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle Engine No need to mix messy gas and oil together Residential-Grade Ideal for paved driveways and sidewalks Compact Design Handle collapses for easy off-season storage Clog-Resistant Chute Reduces downtime when blowing wet snow Model Model Number: 1695537 Manufacturer: Murray Engine Brand: Briggs & Stratton Type: 4-Cycle OHV Power: 190 cc Torque: 6.5 ft-lbs Net Torque Starting System: Recoil Fuel Tank: 1 quarts (0.95 liters) Auger Diameter: 8 (20.32 cm) Material: Rubber Chute Material: Plastic Chute Rotation: Basic Crank Turning Radius: 180° Drive System Drive: Auger Drive Gear Case: Not Applicable Tire Type: Alternate Bar Tread Tire Size: 7 x 1.5 (17.78 cm x 3.81 cm) Skid Shoes: Not Applicable Overview Weight: 97 Lbs. (44.00 kilograms) Dimensions: 31.69L x 22.83W x 29.53H (80.49 x 57.99 x 75.01 cm) Consumer Warranty: 2 Years

Murray 1695537 21-Inch 190cc 4-Cycle Gas Powered Single Stage Snow Thrower Reviews:

From extensive research of users reviews of these snow blowers, we find users have mixed views on these Murray snow blowers.  On one side it seems to be quite capable of clearing snow falls of around 6 inches without problem and yet some people report it as being poorly built.

Positive comments are quite glowing about the Murray snow blower with one very happy user saying that it chewed through snow piled at least a foot high with ease, it’s easy to put together, it operates easily, and works incredibly well.  Another satisfied user commented that it started the first pull of the crank and worked hard for two days! It used four tanks of gas doing his and his neighbor’s driveways and at times helped them to dig out from over 34 inches of snow and the build up caused by the snow plows that came through.

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Negative comments say that this Murray 1695537 snow blower is built of flimsy plastic, before using the throttle needed adjusting, the auger drive belt was lose and needed adjusting but there were no instructions as to how to do this.  This unhappy user said that you would be better off throwing the money in the garbage.  Another user commented that this doesn’t appear to be a high quality item and that the rubber auger was too large for the housing and got stuck which required it to be filed down to fit.  However, once he got his Murray snow blower going it dealt with 5 inches of snow fairly well.

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We are torn as to whether we are able to recommend this snow blower.  On the one hand it seems to handle the clearing of snow in excess of the manufacturers specifications and recommendation but on the other hand there do seem to be some build quality issues.

Our analysis is that this Murray 21-inch snow blower is clearly not designed for major snow clearing work and is built to do a job and not to impress with good solid  build  quality.  If you are looking for a reasonably priced gas snow blower and have some basic mechanical skills then this could be just the gas powered snow blower you need but don’t expect too much in terms of quality.

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