Model#: BGSN1696828

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Briggs & Stratton 1696828 30 in. Dual Stage Snow Thrower

  • Briggs & Stratton 1696828 30 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 1530MDS Dual-Stage Snow Blower equipped with a powerful Briggs & Stratton 1450 Professional Series Engine. 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 have you looking forward to the next snowfall.
  • Can easily clear moderate areas with its 30-inch clearing width and 20-inch intake height.
  • Specially designed to start strong and power through in the toughest winter conditions, the Briggs & Stratton 1450 Professional Series Engine offers 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: 30 in.
Case Included: No
Clearing Depth: 20 in
Clearing Width: 30 in
Discharge Distance: 40 ft
Powered Tool Power Source: Gas
Speed Controls: Yes
Speed Settings: Variable
Stages: Two Stage
Starter Type: Electric
Wheel Size: 16 x 5 in



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I bought this 30" 14.5TP snow blower from Amazon on close-out last spring.
Wrong choice, motor is fine but the drive unit is making gear grinding noises and stalls. I learned my lesson with this Brand name. Oh yeah I've tried to call the numbers for customer service center and I never get thru.
February 16, 2019
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Wish I hadn’t bought Briggs and Stratton
Bought new in November. Throttle wouldn’t stay at full, spring kept pulling it back to half way. Throttle Kept sliding lower. Drive wheels would work for a bit then stop engaging. Several other issues. I figured just setup issues. Lowes told me it wasn’t their problem. Briggs and Stratton customer service gave me the run around through about 2 hours. Finally told me to take to a service dealer. Service dealers told me, even though less than a week old, wouldn’t likely be warranty if it’s just set up issues. Finally made Lowes exchange it for new one. Use this one about 3 times and the drive wheels won’t always engage in it!!!! Sometimes works for a bit and then after multiple tries won’t work for a bit. Keep engaging and disengaging drive handle. Finally works. Piece of garbage as far as I’m concerned and Briggs and Stratton won’t provide proper customer service.
February 12, 2019
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Since purchasing this new......I have used it four times only. It has broken down twice in that period of time. I would not recommend this machine. Also if you live in remote areas it is hard to get it serviced on warranty.
February 8, 2019
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Very good unit, electric features a plus
I purchased the unit from Lowe's, Sudbury on January 17, 2016, fully assembled & had unit delivered to my residence. I am quite pleased with unit (fully electric) but find that supplier has no mechanical knowledge about unit. I had - have some issues & they are of no help in solving them & can provide no info as to where I should go - anyway - over all - I am satisfied with it.
November 29, 2017
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