Model#: BGSN1696815

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Briggs & Stratton 1696815 27 in. Dual Stage Snow Thrower

  • Briggs & Stratton 1696815 27 in. Dual Stage Snow Thrower
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Clearing moderate to heavy snow on medium driveways and pathways can be a breeze with a Briggs & Stratton 1227MDS Dual-Stage Snow Blower equipped with a powerful Briggs & Stratton 1150 Snow Series Engine with push button electric start. Other convenient features such as dual-trigger steering, for making easy turns, and heated hand grips, to keep hands warmer on cold winter days, will help you tackle whatever Mother Nature throws your way with ease.
  • Can easily clear moderate areas with its 27-inch clearing width and 20-inch intake height.
  • Briggs & Stratton 1150 Snow Series Engine is specially designed to start strong and power through in the toughest winter conditions with uncompromised power and displacement to help you get the job done. Plus, oversized controls provide mitten-friendly operation.
  • Push button electric starting makes for quick and easy starts down to 20 degrees below zero.
  • Dual-Trigger Steering makes tight turns effortless. Simple pull a trigger to release the left or right wheel to help make tight turns.
  • Free Hand Control offers one-handed operation of the snowblower, allowing you a free hand to rotate the chute, adjust the deflector or change the speed.
  • Integrated LED headlight provides better visibility in low light.
  • Heated hand grips with an on/off switch keep your hands warmer while clearing away the cold snow.
  • A durable steel frame, chute and control panel and a notched steel auger can take on snow and ice with ease.
  • Designed for snow applications, large 16? x 5? tires will provide you with superior traction.
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Width: 27 in.
Case Included: No
Clearing Depth: 20 in
Clearing Width: 27 in
Discharge Distance: 27 ft
Powered Tool Power Source: Gas
Speed Controls: Yes
Speed Settings: Variable
Stages: Two Stage
Starter Type: Electric
Wheel Size: 16 x 5 in



4.3 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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1 Star
Lots of Features!
I bought this 2 years ago. It was somewhat hard for a novice to assemble, as some of the steps in the instructions were not very clear. However, once I got it assembled it has been easy to use.

I really enjoy the light to help see when snowing or dark outside. The ability to operate in reverse is also handy. One thing that isn’t working so well is the ability to angle the output of the shoot.
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April 20, 2019
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3 great features
There are 4 features on the snowblower that got me excited to purchace and I'm glad I did. 1 The trigger steering makes life much easier on my arms and shoulder as you are not tugging on the handles to make your turns. 2) The free hand feature allows you to make adjustments to the chute without stopping. 3) The chute adjustments on the control panel. On my old machine I had to stop and loosen a wingnut to adjust the chute. 4) The built in hand warmers on the grips. What a great feeling on a -25 degree day to have toasty warm fingers.
I'm retired and I get excited when it snows just to get outside and clear my large driveway now. The blower is easy to start and a joy to operate.
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April 18, 2019
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Briggs and Stratton 27' snowblower
I bought this snowblower just before winter, November 2018. What a winter we had in Ottawa. I recommend this snowblower to everyone. it was a great price, powerful and reliable.
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April 17, 2019
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heated handles
I bought this in February to repace an older snowthrower that quit working, when we had 8" of snow dumped on us. Thiss now thrower plowed through that depth like a hot knife through butter. Totally pleased with the handleing and manuvering ability. But the greatest added feature to this machine was the heated handles. NO MORE frozen fingers and thumbs. THANK YOU FOR THIS FEATURE.
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April 17, 2019
Originally posted at
Best Ever!
Easy assembly. Starts right up. Runs strong. Really blows the Colorado snow. Have had it for only a few months, but I know I can depend upon it to do the job and do it well.
March 6, 2019
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Easy to operate and handles are in good place
Excellent to use to
January 5, 2019
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Bought at Menards. I put in oil and it started ok. Three weeks later when I needed it for snow, the choke lever came loose. It was hard to start and ran rough. Menards will not repair past two weeks.
December 30, 2018
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Excellent for Northern Weather.
I bought this about a month ago, and so far am happy with the product. It does the work that it was meant to do. Thank-you.
December 21, 2018
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A real beast
The snow blower just arrived today. I spent about 30 minutes putting it together. The construction is very sturdy. I filled the oil and gas tank and it started like a charm. This snow blower cleared my driveway quickly. It chewed up the compacted snow left from the city plow trucks at the end of my driveway. I really like the fingertip controls for turning around. I highly recommend this snow blower.
April 19, 2018
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