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Husqvarna ST227P Snow Blower Review

Husqvarna ST227P

Editor Rating: 4.5/5

Build Quality

Power
Clearing Per Pass

Features

Price

Review Summary

With roots dating back as early as the 1600s, Husqvarna is a leading manufacturer for tools and landscaping items. Their long history makes them a trusted manufacturer for amateurs and professionals alike.

For people who live in snowy environments, the Husqvarna ST227P has quickly become a favorite snow blower. This snow blower is the most powerful in its range, allowing it to blow away any type of snow, including compacted snow. At the same time, the tool is really easy to use and maneuver. Though it isn’t as durable as other Husqvarna products, this one is still a shoe-in for those needing a killer snow blower.

The sheer power of this device makes it ideal for homeowners who live in snowy environments. Those who only get snow once or twice a year, however, may find this tool way too expensive or necessary for their needs.

If you need to find out more about the Husqvarna ST227P snow blower, read on. We provide an overview of its benefits and drawbacks. Let’s get started.

Husqvarna ST227P Snow Blower – A Quick Look

Pros
  • Powerful
  • Large 27” clearing capacity
  • Easy to maneuver
  • LED headlight
  • Heavy-duty, no slip tires
Cons
  • Expensive if you only use it once a year
  • Parts prone to breakage

Specifications

Brand Name: Husqvarna

Model: ST227P

Engine: 254 CC two-cycle

Horsepower: 8.5

Auger Style: Ribbon

Fuel: Regular unleaded

Clearing Width: 27”

Snow Depth Capacity: 6 to 8”

Sound Level: 88.4 dB(A)

Power

Unlike other snow blowers, the Husqvarna ST227P is powerful enough to move just about any snow type, ranging from fluffy white snow to compacted snow with ice. That’s because of the sheer power of the motor.  It comes with a 254cc, 8.5 horsepower 2-cycle motor.

For those who are not up to date about motor lingo, this allows the Husqvarna ST227P to move 30% more snow then other blowers within this line. 30% may not seem like much, but it quickly adds up, especially if you are working over large areas.

Husqvarna ST227P machine close up

Clearing Per Pass

On top of the additional power, the Husqvarna ST227P comes with a larger clearing pass, too. It can clear 27 inches at one time. The second largest clearing pass in this line is only 24 inches. Once again, 3 inches really makes a big difference if you are moving snow over large areas.

This is especially true if you have a long winter season that requires moving snow on a regular basis. The additional 13% or 3 inches really matters.

Maneuverability

One problem with many home snow blowers is maneuverability. Thankfully, the Husqvarna ST227P is incredibly easy to maneuver. No matter the surface type you are working on or your experience level, you will be able to maneuver this no blower pretty easily.

That’s thanks to its four-position height adjustable handles. These handles ensure that the user feels comfortable, which then makes it easier to control where the blower is going. Additionally, it comes with a friction disc transmission and power steering. These features ensure that the operation is smooth, further making the blower more maneuverable.

The Husqvarna ST227P even comes with additional features, like an LED headlight, that make it much easier to use this blower, no matter the condition.

Husqvarna ST227P close up

Durability

Considering how much the snow blower can move, it is relatively durable. It is strong enough to plow through snow without breaking. Still, we do have some concerns where durability is concerned. For example, some of the blower parts are made with plastic. These plastic parts can break under pressure, especially considering the harsh elements the tool will be used in.

Still, we found that the Husqvarna ST227P is durable as long as you are careful with it. Make sure to be gentle with the plastic and store it correctly, or else it will break prematurely.

Price

Due to the power and function of the snow blower, it is fairly priced, but it will feel really expensive for those who only intend to use a blower once or twice a year max. The high price of the Husqvarna ST227P means that you should only buy it if you know you will use the blower multiple times a year.

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FAQ

Does the Husqvarna ST227P move compacted snow?

Yes. The Husqvarna ST227P is strong enough to move compacted snow. This includes compacted snow that has been left by road plows. It may take a bit more work to move compacted snow, but this blower is able to move it.

Do the tires slip?

No. The tires on this tool are oversized heavy tread. They come with 16 x 6.5-inch, deep tread tires, preventing slippage.

Does the blower require assembly?

It requires minimal assembly and comes with instructions. Setup should not take any more than 20 minutes to complete.

What the Users Say

We looked online to read other reviews of this snow blower. After all, we wanted to make sure we didn’t get a fluke. Most reviews we found were positive, but there were a few people who complained about durability.

Benefits

Users were impressed by the Husqvarna ST227P’s power to move snow. Thanks to its high-power motor and maneuverability, users found that it really could help with all of their snow moving needs. Some users even compared its power to other blowers within the same line and found that this model was much more capable and effective. This benefit didn’t come as a surprise to us.

Maneuverability was another major perk of the Husqvarna ST227P, no surprise. All users claimed that it was super easy to move around. The electric start option especially made usability and maneuverability much easier.

Drawbacks

For the most part, reviews were positive, but some people had issues with the durability of the model. Multiple users noted that their auger belt broke. This made there blower completely useless until it was fixed. Just as we found, some users thought that the plastic parts were prone to breaking as well.

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Conclusion

If you need a high-power home snowblower, then the Husqvarna ST227P is the best option. It is powerful and maneuverable enough to move any snow. However, you need to take care of it properly and store it correctly so that its plastic parts don’t break.

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