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Briggs & Stratton 1696741 250cc Gas Single Stage 22 in. Snow Thrower with Shredder Auger

  • Briggs & Stratton 1696741 250cc Gas Single Stage 22 in. Snow Thrower with Shredder Auger
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Designed for short to medium driveways, sidewalks, and end-of-drive snow buildup, the Briggs & Stratton 1696741 250cc Gas Single Stage 22 in. Snow Thrower with Shredder Auger is a premium snow thrower in a compact package. The 1696741 snow thrower features the largest engine in its class and the SnowShredder serrated auger that has 14 individual serrated surfaces providing advanced ice chopping and snow clearing power.
  • 14 serrated steel surfaces and reinforced rubber paddles chop, grind and clear away compacted snow, ice and end-of-driveway snow buildup
  • Powerful 1150 Snow Series 250cc engine for 11.5-foot-pounds of torque with SnowShredder auger
  • 22 in. wide clearing path with a 12.5 in. intake height
  • Electric start and electric chute rotation with quick deflector
  • Ergonomic handlebar for enhanced comfort
  • Headlight for better visibility
  • 250cc Gas Single Stage 22 in. Snow Thrower with Shredder Auger - 1696741
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm --


Cordless: Yes
Case Included: No
Clearing Depth: 12.5 in
Clearing Width: 22 in
Discharge Distance: 30 ft
Powered Tool Power Source: Gas
Speed Controls: No
Speed Settings: 1
Stages: Single Stage
Starter Type: Electric
Wheel Size: 8 in x 2 in



4.3 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Great Handling
I bought this at the peak of winter in January, assembly was straightforward. It starts with the first or second pull and does a god hob clearing the snow on the sidewalk. I will see how it performs next winter, especially getting it to start. My other snow blower usually has problems starting after a long period of storage. It also has a briggs and Stratton engine
June 19, 2019
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Great Blower!!
After 1 winter of effortless starting and superior snow cleaning it wouldn't keep running when I started to set it up for winter. I took it in for what I thought was going to be warranty work but was told I must not have run all the gas out and somehow that ruined the carburater. I had to pay to repair a 9 month old blower. My last 2stage lasted 18 years without mishap. Same with every other gas powered unit I own. That being said, after a "new" carburater it worked well with effortless starting once again. I'm just worried about my next no-warranty repair.
June 18, 2019
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Its worth every penny I paid for it.
Needed a new snow blower and this model was just what I needed for this years Montana snow.
April 16, 2019
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It was a Christmas present . Gassed it up filled oil started right up. Waiting for snow
January 14, 2019
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Will keep the Snow away
Replaced my broken Sno Blower... since I got it, it hasn’t snowed enough to use it... best indorsement ever!
January 1, 2019
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Great for slushy ice/snow
I purchased this blower last month and used it once. We had a 6 inch snow/ice storm. This blower cleaned right down to the pavement. Only problem was due to my sloped driveway where I had to go down slope. I don’t know how it Will respond to deep snow, but most of my storms end up in ice and freezing rain. It throws slush farther than my old Craftsman blower.
December 10, 2018
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Excellent and reliable snow thrower!
Bought it at Lowe's 2yrs ago... . Working fine..that serrated edge on auger is great especially when the plows tend to leave a buffer in front of the driveway to the street that's always icy and " eats it for lunch"... great for size and single stage!!
May 31, 2018
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Great little machine
It’s powerful & doesn’t weigh a lot. The remote chute control is nice to move snow thrown & not have to stop.
May 27, 2018
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Worked fine when used 3 times last year
Bought Dec 2017 only used about 1.5 hours and operated great. This year Nov 15 can't start? Even tough followed the manual advice for staballizers, etc. I should have emptied the gas tank which I have done with my previous 2 cycle blower!
November 16, 2017
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Fantastic Features
I bought this a year ago and was very pleased from the start also just got it ready for winter now and it started right up awesome machine
November 15, 2017
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