Many people wonder how much does a snow blower weigh. This is especially true when they are searching for a new snow blower and want to consider weight as a factor in their purchase decision.
As you might have expected, it is difficult to provide one decisive answer. There is not a universal one weight for all snow blowers. A snow blower’s weight depends on the type, model, make, brand, etc.
The below table provides a sampling of the weight of snow blowers. Based on our sample, the 20″ to 21″ snow blowers weigh about 80 to 100 pounds. Snow blowers with a clearing width of 24″ or above are about 200 pounds or over with exception of the 26″ Toro, which weighs a bit less at 175 pounds.
Snow Blower Weights
|Snowblower||Clearing Width||Weight||Engine||Link to Product|
|Toro Power Clear 721 R (38741)||21"||82 lbs||Toro Premium 212 cc 4-cycle OHV||Click Here|
|Toro Power Max 826 OE (37780)||26"||175 lbs||Toro Premium 252cc OHV 4-cycle engine||Click Here|
|Craftsman 88780||21"||98 lbs||179cc single-stage||Click Here|
|Craftsman 88874||28"||283 lbs||357 cc 3-stage||Click Here|
|Cub Cadet 1X 21 LHP||21"||99 lbs||208cc OHV 4-cycle||Click Here|
|Cub Cadet 2X||24"||215 lbs||208 cc OHV 4-cycle||Click Here|
|Honda HS720AM||20"||82 lbs||190cc 4-cycle OHC engine||Click Here|
|Honda HSS928AT||28"||265 lbs||270cc Honda GX OHV engine||Click Here|
|Husqvarna ST151||21"||97.6 lbs||5.4 hp||Click Here|
|Husqvarna ST224||24"||198.6 lbs||6.3 hp||Click Here|
|Snow Joe SJ618E||18"||25.9 lbs||Electric||Click Here|
We suggest visiting the manufacturers website for specific snow blower weights, which do not appear in the above table.
Keep in mind that a lightweight snow blower is not always ideal. These type of snow blowers tend to tip up in thick snow causing extra work for the user. A heavier snow blower will keep to the ground and work to cut through the snow at the bottom of the pile.
On a personal note, I currently have a 24″ snow blower that weighs over 200 pounds. While this is nice for significant snowfalls because it rapidly clears snow of my driveway, it is not ideal to lug out for only get a couple of inches. I wish I also had a smaller snow blower for dealing with light snow cleanups.
If you plan on buying a snow blower, you should consider how much snow fall you typically get in your area. There is typically no need to get a snow blower, such as a 28 inch machine with massive power that weighs well over 200 pounds, if you only get a few light snow falls per year.
On the hand, if you live in a place such as Minnesota or Northern Michigan, you may want to consider a snow blower with some power and weight because of the heavy snow winter often brings there.