Briggs & Stratton 1696614 208cc 24 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start

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Briggs & Stratton 1696614 208cc 24 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start Model: bgsn1696614

Product Features & specs :

Briggs & Stratton 1696614 208cc 24 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start

The powerful Briggs & Stratton 1024MD Medium-Duty Snow Thrower features a Snow Series engine with electric start for easy starting even on the coldest winter days. Select your speed with 5 forward and 2 reverse options to help you get the job done quickly. Free Hand Control offers one-hand operation allowing you to continue blowing snow with one hand while freeing the other to rotate the chute or adjust the speed. Durable steel auger housing and chute can take on snow and ice with ease season-after-season.
  • Clears a 24 in. wide path with up to a 20 in. intake capacity for clearing snow with extreme efficiency
  • Engine delivers high performance and of power to meet all of your needs, and is qualified to start down at -20 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Push button electric start provided effortless starting in the coldest weather with reliability to work through heavy snowfall
  • Free hand control allows you to drive the snow thrower with one hand eliminating the simple struggles while operating the machine
  • Steel, reversible skid shoes make plowing through the snow easy, and take less effort to maneuver this snow thrower though any condition of snow
  • Dash mounted chute rotation and an on-panel chute deflector make it easier to remove unwanted snow from your yard
  • Equipped with a steel frame, chute and notched auger and a gearbox made of durable aluminum to ensure a long life
What’s Included:
  • 1024MD 208cc 24 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start - 1696614
58.7 in.
28.3 in.
43.6 in.
184 lbs.
CARB Compliant
Case Included
Clearing Depth
20 in
Clearing Width
24 in
Discharge Distance
40 ft
Impeller Size
12 in
Power Source
Speed Controls
Speed Settings
Dual STage
Starter Type
Wheel Size
14 in x 14 in

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Good features, easy to use
Bought in Feb. As we had si much snow I could not throw it by shovel any longer. Snow blower will move it out of the way quickly.
June 25, 2019
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Works well. Got me through our snowiest winter in a long time! Does vibrate a fair amount and so the cable frequently had to be tightened even in its first year.
June 19, 2019
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Works Well
I bought this a few months ago and wasn't exactly sure what model to get. This one works well on snow but has a bit of a problem when there is a coat of ice (i.e. some melting then freezing. It cleared snow that was several inches above the top of the "blades" and threw that snow well out of the way.
April 28, 2019
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bought my first snowblower in the fall. I am very happy with the machine and would highly recommend it to anyone. have other briggs products and never had any issues with any of them.
April 26, 2019
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Works like a charm
Did my first winter with it and it did the job perfectly. Started with no hesitation every time!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
April 23, 2019
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Great Machine
Purchased this item in January 2019 and it is the greatest thing I gave myself...easy to handle...started on the first pull every time...great on fuel...and most important for is a machine I can count on...
April 20, 2019
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Excellent machine
I bought this one year ago and have used for two winter seasons. It works perfect even for big snow. The power is big enough and maintenance is easy. I just add gas stabilizer in summer season.
April 18, 2019
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Small unit but big power
Old unit broke down the snow was coming I needed a new unit, these were the only ones left, I took a chance on this snow blower ,took it home to put together (very easy to assemble), the POWER to throw wet heavy snow was amazing, cleared the area around the house in no time, VERY IMPRESSED!!!
April 17, 2019
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Powerful snowblower
I bought the snowblower beginng on January and right away it got put through two significant snow storms. It starts easy, got plenty of power, it blows the snow high and far and is easy to handle. It is a life saver for me.
April 17, 2019
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Works really well
I bought this blower to replace a Honda which gave me almost 40 years of service. I was quite impressed on how easily the new blower started. The electric start is really unnecessary as the manual pull start works so well as long as you remember to turn the gas tap on, which I forgot to do the first time. The snow blower handles really well because it is nicely balanced and it cleans right down to the walks, just like my Honda did. The controls are well laid out and easy to use. All in all I am very pleased with this machine. I don't expect it to last as long as my Honda did but who knows? It may.
April 16, 2019
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How much work does it take to put the delivered snow blower together?
Do you have to be a handyman or do the instructions walk you through his easily?
gilby on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Very simple couple wrenches and the instructions walk you right through it. Took me all of 30 min. But that's because I didn't read the instructions and skipped a step. Hope this helps. Ps the machine is a beast.
Matthew Walsh, Metal Model Maker
GM Powertrain Global Headquarters
Pontiac, MI
Is this engine American made or imported from China?
Michael the curious on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, Briggs & Stratton motors are not made in the USA.
Where can I find a manual for taking the machine apart?

Where can I get parts thru? My blower chute is bent and
while it is apart I see the main pulley has a crack in it.

Live in Trochu, Alberta
gerg on Jan 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer direct at 1-800-444-7774 for information on a manual.
What is the height of the handle bars on this machine ? I have read the Ariens is 45" tall and husqvarna is 40" tall but in the details and specifications there is no mentioning for this machine?
Matthew on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Your question would be best answered by Briggs & Stratton directly at 877-359-6687
What type of warranty does this have?
Suzy on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The owners manual contains the complete warranty details and statement. This unit does have a manufacturer limited warranty of three years (consumer user) and ninety days (commercial use).
?What does new mean vs certified
A shopper on Nov 23, 2016