Murray snow thrower: the single stage 21 inch 1695537 reviewed

by Martin

in Gas snow blowers, Murray snow blowers, Single stage snow blowers, Top Rated Snow Blowers

This Murray snow thrower is a versatile single stage machine with a powerful engine for its size.

It is recognized as an unfussy and easy to use model and is good for light to moderate snow handling.

Features at a glance

  • 190cc OHV Briggs & Stratton engine
  • Suitable for paved areas
  • Clearing width 21 inches
  • Clearing depth 6 inches
  • Single stage
  • Recoil start
  • Anti clog discharge chute
  • Collapsible handle which aids storage
  • Suitable for light use in easy conditions

What can this Murray snow thrower do?

This 21 inch wide Murray snow thrower boasts a Briggs & Stratton 190cc engine, giving it power comparable to a two stage machine.

Whilst it can clear snow to a width of 21 inches, a slight drawback is its intake height at only 6 inches – which is one of the smallest depth to width ratios around.

It is suitable for paved areas and relatively flat terrain.

Is it easy to use?

This Murray snow thrower has a clog resistant chute, which is useful in wet, heavy snow and its collapsible handle reduces the storage space needed during the off-season.

According to the most owners, this machine rates highly, especially for ease of use. It arrives ready to go – just unpack it, extend the handle, add the oil, fill it with gasoline and get blowing (or wait for it to snow).

Despite its small intake height, this machine is capable of dealing with a foot of snow, though not in one bite.

Is it worth buying

This Murray is easy to operate and works efficiently.

Not as feature-packed as some comparable machines, this Murray is nevertheless something of a work-horse. Many users report that it just keeps going, even when tackling bigger jobs than it was designed for.

On the negative side, some people dislike its plastic discharge chute and report that it is a bit noisy and vibrates.

Of course, buyers have to consider what is important to them, taking into account the amount they are spending. But this seems like a lot of machine for around $400 and, at that price, it may be a bit much to expect it to have the inherent quality of more expensive machines.

Detailed Specification

Assembled Depth 32 inches
Assembled Height 30 inches
Assembled Width 23 inches
Auger diameter 8 inches
Chute rotation turning radius 180 degrees
Capacity/minute 1800lbs / 800kg
Chute Control Manual lever
Clearing tool included No
Clearing Width 20 inches
Deflector Adjustable
Drift cutters No
Drive System Auger assisted
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle OHV
Headlight No
Heated handles No
Intake height (in.) 6 inches
Weight 97lbs, 44Kg
Manufacturer Warranty 2yr full
Skid shoes No
Rotor style 2 Blade Curved Rotor
Snow cut depth 1 pass 4 to 6 inches
Start Type Manual/Electric
Tire height 7 inches
Throw distance Up to 26 feet/8m
Tire width 1.5 inches

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark Neupert

The Murray 1695537 snow thrower has a great engine and really can do a nice easy job considering it is a small unit. Much easier to use and just as good for normal amounts of snow. Good for a foot but driveway approach snow thrown up by the street plows is where your going to run into trouble.Not just because it’s to heavy and deep but the plastic unit for the snow Shute is going to break on you. Hit that icy mess a couple times without even trying and bingo— broke plastic housing that holds the Shute in place. You think it’s cheap to repair? Heck no. You buy the new housing and you do the repair. That part alone costs $200. Cheapest I could find and I did a whole bunch of checking. It was a horrid set up. Cheap plastic to stand the rigors of winter. Soooo the cheap fix that I did myself was quite easy. Slipped a 4 by 6 piece of metal behind the rear break. That’s by the two bolts that support the Shute. Drill four holes through Shute housing and the new plate and using the existing bolts secured into place. That was the back crack. Front crack I drilled a hole through the shute and front housing. Drill,the hole low enough or the bolt will not interfering with the turning of the Shute. I learned this by drilling it to high. So— for zero cost–‘I had all,the misc. stuff in the garage. Really though a 4by6 piece of metal and one 4″‘bolt and you have a repair that will last as long as the machine. This is what Murray should have done instead of saving a couple pennies. Believe me when i say— it’s gonna break soon after you use the unit on your approach to the driveway a few times. But with this simple cheap repair you can use that $400 snow thrower for years.
Good luck


Mark Neupert

Typo for my above info. Should read—drill the hole low enough “so” the bolt will not interfere
With the turning of the Shute.


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