Yard Machines electric snow thrower – Snow Fox 12.5 inch, 8.5 amp

by Martin

in Electric snow blowers, Top Rated Snow Blowers, Yard Machine snow blower

This 8.5amp electric Yard Machines electric snow thrower weighs only 27lbs and is so small and convenient, it can be hung on the garage wall.

It has a plastic housing and aluminium handle, is easy to operate and well suited for light snow conditions on small to medium sized drives, paved areas and patios.

Features at a glance

  • Electric, 8.5 amp motor
  • Suitable for paved surfaces
  • Clearing width 12.5 inches
  • Clearing depth 6 inches
  • Discharge chute – 3 position adjustment
  • Weighs 27lbs

What can it do?

The Snow Fox clears a 12.5 inch wide path to a depth of 6 inches and is designed to throw snow a distance of 25 feet.

It will clear deeper snow but you’ll need to tackle it a bit at a time.

It is also quite easy to maneuver as it has 5 inch high wheels.

Is it easy to use?

Well, it’s electric so it’s easy to start and more or less maintenance free.

However, because it is an electric snow blower, you’ll need to manage an extension cord, which can be a bit inefficient as you have to keep moving it out of your way as you work.

The discharge chute adjusts to three positions. This lets you throw forward and to both sides but be warned that when directed sideways it throws just a few feet.

This Yard Machines electric snow thrower comes fully assembled apart from the handle that requires screwing to the base.

Is it worth buying?

On the downside, the Snow Fox has rubber trim on the intake housing that wears and needs replacing from time to time and its plastic tipped scraper blade means it is better suited to fresh snow conditions, rather than icy or packed snow.

Whilst these can be considered drawbacks, if you are buying a light-weight, economy level, electric snow thrower – as this Yard Machine model is – you can’t realistically expect it to perform like a two stage monster.

Overall, this is a pretty effective and powerful little machine and costs considerably less than a small single stage gas powered snow blower.

The Snow Fox gets enthusiastic reviews from the vast majority of its owner, many commenting that it out-performs their expectations.

Overall this is a very good value electric snow thrower and is keenly priced at around $150 with a 2 year warranty.

Buy now at Amazon

BUY the Snow Fox Yard Machines electric snow thrower now at Amazon.

Detailed Specification

Amperage 8.5 amp
Assembled Depth 47 inches
Assembled Height 47 inches
Assembled Width 14 inches
Chute rotation turning radius 3 position
Chute Control Manual lever
Clearing Width 12.5 inches
Drift cutters No
Drive System Auger assisted
Headlight No
Heated handles No
Intake height (in.) 6 inches
Weight 22lbs, 12Kg
Manufacturer Warranty 2yr limited
Snow cut depth 1 pass 4 to 6 inches
Tire height 5 inches
Throw distance Up to 25 feet/8m
Tire width 1.5 inches

Buy now at Amazon

BUY the Snow Fox Yard Machines electric snow thrower now at Amazon.

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