– Are you thinking about
getting a new snow blower? Let me show what I got from Troy Bilt. (garage door opening) – Nice, huh? – [Woman] Yeah. – Today I’m gonna step you
through this new snow blower, we’re gonna test it out,
look at the features, let you know what I think. Ready?
– [Woman] Ready! – Here we go! Make, fix, grow, cook. GardenFork Full disclosure GardenFork
is sponsored by Troy Bilt. They do occasionally
send me equipment like this log splitter to review but the opinions are mine and I’ll be straight with you about that. All right? If you wanna see more of
the Troy Bilt equipment, there’ll be a link at the end of the show and under here in the show notes as well. Two stage 26 inch wide snow thrower. I like that. If you’re wondering about stages, a single stage snow thrower
has one spinning thing that throws the snow out. A two stage and that’s good for like powdery three
inch, five inch snow. A two stage has the spinner and then it has a thrower. So the snow gets pushed in
and then tossed out of here. – [Woman] Ah. – They also make a three stage, but that’s for like Alaska, you know. – [Woman] We don’t live in Alaska. – Well or a place that gets a lot of snow. The problem here is that we’ve
had a really warm winter. So we haven’t had a lot of deep snow to really test this puppy out. I actually lent this to my neighbor while I was on the road and they had a pretty good snow up here and so he did a lot of snow throwing and made some video. (snow blower engine running) And today outside, it snowed and then it rained. So it’s basically a big slushy outside. But that’s perfect to
test out the two stage, cause it’s good for wet snow. So we’re just gonna see if we can throw some slushy here, you know? – [Woman] We hear the rain drops. – So let’s walk through
a couple of features and then we’ll take this puppy
out, run it around the yard. – [Woman] All right. – Four way electric chute control. Now what that means is that over here, on the chute it can make
this tilt up and down and the whole chute side to side. I’ll show you that outside when we’re throwing the slush around. But instead of having
to turn, you know, this (woman chuckles)
and move this around while you’re gliding just go
brop ba brop and it’s good. Touch controls for
steering left and right, so while you’re driving forward, you can steer the left or right by touching this one
and this one over here, it’s a nice thing. Six forward and two reverse gears. Very nice for maneuvering this thing. This is really smart about Troy Bilt, is that to try and drain this crank case is going to be difficult, so they actually put a drain pipe in to make it easy and other manufacturers, I haven’t seen that. I just think this shows
an attention to detail that I really like. Two ways to start. You’ve got your traditional manual pull and an electric start. Which is really nice when
it’s freezing cold outside. The Troy Bilt engine also
has a NoiseGuard Technology. In other words it’s another way to make the thing run a little quieter cause I mean that gets a little old having to have a throbbing engine in your ears. You should have ear and eye protection on when you’re running it, but a little nicer for the neighbors, a little nicer for the family, you know? Electric start, plug in. Throttle on. (engine starting) (engine running) – [Woman] Woowee! Ahhh! (laughs) – The town should hire me. (Woman laughs) So that’s taking like snow coast gnone, snow co, cone
– [Woman] Cone – Snow. – [Woman] Yeah. – Did you see how far it threw it? – [Woman] Yeah, that stuff’s really thick. – And this is wet, let me show you. – [Woman] Yeah we could see it’s gross. – Well there’s no water coming out but this is icy, wet, the worst kinda snow to try and move. This is no fun to shovel, so. – [Woman] No, and look you
made a sidewalk in the country. – Did I hit you with the snow? – [Woman] Me?
– Yeah. – [Woman] Well a little. (chuckles) – Okay. This is why you have the pull start because I turned it off and
there’s no power cord nearby. (engine starting) – [Woman] Woowee! (engine running) – Nice huh? – [Woman] Very nice. – I’d give this a thumbs up. It’s a nice, it’s a midsize machine. Again, I’m a big fan of Troy Bilt, I think they make some good gear. So there should be
information about this below. Gotta click the little down arrow, to get the product information. But let me know your thoughts, okay? Cause I learn from you. Any questions or comments, below here in the video. All right? – [Woman] I can’t wait for more snow! – Yeah it’d be nice to have some real snow but this was pretty good with this like snow-cone – [Woman] Feel how heavy. Really heavy.
– That’s a pain to shovel. This, boom you’re done. All right?
– [Woman] It’s cool, yeah. – Make it a great day. – [Woman] See ya later.
– See ya.