When I was still a teenager living at home, my dad did not own a snowblower – why would he when he had teen labor 🙂 My sister and I took turns mowing the lawn and shovelling snow which really wasn’t so bad until you got a major dump of snow. That is when you looked at your neighbours with envy – you know, the ones with snowblowers!
Doing the front sidewalk was no big deal but the driveway was loooong. I remember one particular year when there was knee-high snow which took me three hours to shovel. I was not the happiest camper out there with my shovel, mostly grumbling under my breath as I lifted one wet snow shovel scoop at a time.
I remember when I moved away – it wasn’t long before my dad bought a second-hand snowblower from the neighbor at a garage sale. When all your teen labor dries up, it is time to invest in mechanical lifesavers! Now instead of shovel marks we see tread marks.
My dad’s snowblower gets the job done – sometimes. With the upcoming snow season upon us, my sister and I decided to get him a new snowblower that would be more reliable for his birthday. While checking out different models online, we eventually decided on the Murray 1695885 22-Inch 205cc 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton 800 Snow Blower.
We did check out local dealers but found that we were able to purchase it for cheaper through Amazon with shipping plus we didn’t have to pay sales tax. With it weighing more than 100 lbw we thought that having it delivered was a good deal as neither of us have large vehicles.
Murray 1695885 22-Inch 205cc 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton 800 Snow Blower Review
Once the box was unpacked, it was quite easy to assemble the snow blower. As it wasn’t that cold out, we didn’t even have to use the electric start system and got it going with only a couple of pulls.
The Murray is best suited to lighter conditions of up to 8″ of snow with the capabilities of clearing right down to the surface. This particular snow thrower is light weight and is ideal for clearing smaller driveways and paths. This easy-to-use snowblower also stores easily for those non-wintery months.
Some of the Murray 22″ Briggs & Stratton 800 Snow Blower Specs:
- auger propelled snow blower
- has a clearing path of 22″
- intake height of 12.5″
- auger is made from thermal plastic urethane which is wear resistant
- auger diameter of 10″
- tire size is 8″x2″
- 3 quart fuel tank
The Murray single-stage snow blower has a 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton 205cc engine with an 120-Volt electric start system (cord included) as well as recoil. The plastic chute has the capabilities of 200 degree manual rotation with a throwing distance of up to 25 feet.
Because the most important thing to think about when buying any type of power equipment, such as a snowblower, is knowing that the engine that powers it is reliable and going to stand up to use. By Murray teaming up with Briggs & Stratton for their snowblower engine, you know that the Murray 1695885 Briggs & Stratton snow blower is one solid machine and will get the job done – plus you get a 2-year warranty on parts and labor.