Briggs & Stratton 1696619 250cc 27 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start

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Briggs & Stratton 1696619 250cc 27 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start Model: bgsn1696619
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Product Features & specs :

Briggs & Stratton 1696619 250cc 27 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start

The powerful Briggs & Stratton 1227MD 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 27 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:
  • 1227MD 250cc 27 in. Dual Stage Medium-Duty Gas Snow Thrower with Electric Start - 1696619
58.7 in.
43.6 in.
28.3 in.
205 lbs.
CARB Compliant
Case Included
Clearing Depth
20 in
Clearing Width
27 in
Discharge Distance
40 ft
Impeller Size
12 in
Power Source
Speed Controls
Speed Settings
Dual Stage
Starter Type
Wheel Size
14 in x 4 in

Reviews :

4.3 / 5.0
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Yes (6)
Easy To Use (2)
Lightweight (2)
Powerful (1)
Value (1)
I bought snow blower about 5 months ago. Used it twice the during winter and met all my expectations. However, it was a little hard to assemble.
June 18, 2019
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Great value, solid machine thats well equipped
Acquired new years day and put it to work right away. Quick starts and reliable operation; no worries here..
April 26, 2019
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great machine
Took time to assemble but in use it is great..
April 16, 2019
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Throws snow well but friction disc is junk
I bought this about a month ago and have blown snow three times with it. It starts on the first pull throws snow completely out of the way but the friction disc drive is already worn out. It is only by me having to push the blower for it to propel forward which makes it almost impossible to effectively clean any surface.
March 10, 2019
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Starts and runs well
This was bought to replace the Ariens I had and so far I am happy with the purchase and performance. The one drawback it that the chute travels and swings around on it's own at times so I have to redirect it which is a pain.
March 5, 2019
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Snow eating monster
This is the best snow blower I've owned. It starts in the coldest weather and has no problem with deep snow.
February 25, 2019
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Snowblower replacement
Have only used the snowblower once, but it did the job. Used it in 8 to 10" wet snow and found out that it works best when it takes 2/3 of a path at a time. I was very impressed with the starting of the B&S engine. Can't really answer the reliability about the machine until I use it a few more times. It does move faster than my old blower, so I had to use a lower speed. Overall, I'm very happy with the machine. My hope is for the blower to last more than 15 years like the one it replaced.
January 14, 2019
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Excellent Snowblower
I bought this snowblower at the beginning of the last winter. Works great in driveway snow which was expected but is great with heavy drifts and the ice/slush left at the end of the driveway by snowplows. Great control and can throw a great distance
May 17, 2018
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It's an animal!
Just got this snowblower and tried it out in really wet heavy snow. They say this is a medium duty, I think it's and animal, I'm very pleased with this machine!
March 27, 2018
Originally posted at
Don't buy
I bought a 27inch snowblower from sears canada last Jan, it been nothing but trouble the gas tank came loose, the plastic carb cover came loose, the snap clip holding the right wheel came off it didn't want to shift..the friction wheel and drive plate had oil on it and wouldn't turn the wheels properly these are all easy fixes but its always something!
November 28, 2017
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Is there oil included with a new unit? Also, is there an online manual?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
Hi I'm looking at buying a snow blower the 27 " Briggs n Stratton 250cc unit and it says free shiping on orders over 199 dollars then when I go to check out it hits me with a 79 dollar freight charge. I'm buying it cuz the free shipping and no tax
Lance on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The free shipping banner applies to anything going UPS ground via boxtruck, once an item is shipped freight, you will see a freight charge
does this snow blower have hand warmers?
A shopper on Nov 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No hand warmers are included with this model. The model with the hand warmer feature is model BGSN1696815. The link to view the product is below:,default,pd.html

If you have any more questions, please contact me directly at 1-800-714-0918 ext. 27107 and my name is Chris.
is assembly required?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You will need to attach the handles, hook up the wiring and attach the snow chute.
Does this come with chains?
Hatley H on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 1696619 does not include any chains.
I purchased this machine and was delivered on Jan. 19, 2016. I used it once and the right auger is not turning. What could be the problem? Pls give me an idea .
Eddie on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer direct at 1-877-359-6687 for technical assistance.
Will this work on a driveway that is half stone and half concrete?
E-MuNeY on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work on both applications.