Arctic Storm™ 30 Snow Blower

30" Two-Stage Snow Blower - 357cc Troy-Bilt Engine - Touch ’n Turn® Power Steering

Model No. 31AH8DR5766

The Arctic Storm™ 30 snow blower's serrated steel augers will cut through heavy, wet, deep or drifted snow with ease. The self-propleled drive system with Touch 'n Turn® power steering gives you speed control and added maneuverability. Just One Hand® Operation lets you guide the two-stage snow blower with one hand, freeing the other hand to adjust the chute and pitch with a 2-way joystick control. The in-dash headlight and reflective stripes will help you to clear snow in low-visibility conditions, andthe heated hand grips will add comfort in cold weather.

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Arctic Storm 30 Snow Blower is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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SIGNATURE FEATURES
  • Just One Touch™ Chute Control

    Change chute direction and pitch with just your thumb using the Just One Touch™ electric 4-way chute control.

  • Touch ’n Turn® Power Steering

    The Touch ’n Turn® power steering system is controlled by two easy triggers. Simply squeeze the trigger on the side you want to turn toward, and the unit’s self-propelled drive system will turn the snow thrower for you.

  • Just One Hand® Operation

    Just One Hand® operation lets you guide your Troy-Bilt® snow thrower with literally one hand. Because the machine is engineered to be well-balanced and easy to control, it does the work – not you.

  • Heated Hand Grips
  • In-Dash Headlight
  • Push Button Electric Start
FEATURES
  • 3-year limited and 5-year limited auger gearbox warranty
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 30" clearing width
  • 23" intake height
  • 14" serrated steel auger
  • 4-way joystick chute control lets you adjust direction and height of snow discharge
  • Deluxe reversible skid shoes
  • Reflective strips for safer operation in low light conditions
  • 16" x 6.5" X-Trac™ snow tires
  • 357cc* 4-cycle OHV engine

*as rated by engine manufacturer

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Troy-Bilt®
  • 357cc* OHV
  • Electric / Recoil
  • 30"
  • 23"
  • 14"
  • 14"
  • Just One Touch® Electric 4-Way
  • Steel / 200 degrees
  • Standard clearing device
  • All wheel drive
  • 6 Forward / 2 Reverse
  • Touch 'n Turn® power steering
  • Just One Hand®
  • Heated grips
  • 5 Qt
  • Extended
  • In-dash headlight
  • 16"x6.5" X-Trac™
  • Deluxe polymer
  • 250lbs
  • 48.25"(L) x 30.75"(W) x 34"(H)
  • 3 year limited / 5 Year limited auger gearbox
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USING ON GRAVEL DRIVEWAY This review is for the 30" version of this Troy-Built large-frame snow thrower. Both the 30" and 34" Arctic Storm snowblowers have similar construction and features. The 30" has a 357 cc engine, while the 34" has a 420 cc engine. One reason that I bought this snow blower was because it was advertised as being suitable for use on gravel driveways. You can set the skid shoes on the bottom of the auger housing (or bucket) to elevate the auger two or three inches above the ground, which is supposed to keep the auger out of the gravel. But my machine started picking up a lot of gravel and blowing the gravel out the chute, which was kinda scary, and it caused my machine to break down. If you plan to use a snow blower on a gravel driveway, you might be able to learn from my experience. This was the first time I had ever used a snow blower, and I didn't understand what was happening, so I continued plowing until the auger stopped turning because a rock became lodged between the auger and auger housing, which jammed the auger and burned up the auger/impeller drive belt. The chute directional control stopped working at about the same time, and I suspect a small piece of gravel probably jammed it as well. I took the snow blower to a local small-engine repair shop, which repaired it before the next snowfall. Reflecting back on what had happened, I believe my driveway was just too soft and the skid shoes at the bottom of the auger housing dug into the gravel, which lowered the level of the auger so that it was picking up gravel--especially on curves and turns. This was the first snowfall of the season, and the ground wasn't frozen yet. On the afternoon when I plowed, the temperature was several degrees above freezing. The next time it snowed, I arose before dawn (usually the coldest time of day) and plowed while the temperature was still below freezing. This time the auger picked up very little gravel, and I knew enough to lift the bucket when it started to do so, and gravel wasn't a problem. This is when I learned that the built-in headlight on the snow thrower is ineffective. The light's beam is blocked by the chute and the chute-operator housing. The headlight wasn't totally useless, however, because it illuminated the ground at the sides of the machine, so I could see the previous plowed furrow, and I tried to align the machine's current swath to the previous furrow (while not being able to see ahead of the machine). Following the next two storms, I plowed during daylight hours shortly after dawn, and the machine did a good job both times. It only takes two round trips to sufficiently clear our long driveway, plus five brief passes in front of the carport. About a half hour of work in all. I have since bought a battery-powered work light with a magnetic base, which sticks to the top of the auger housing at the front of the machine, but haven't yet used it. Using this snow blower was kinda fun. Actually, I didn't want to stop plowing when the job was done. It's nice to be in control of when my driveway gets cleared, rather than waiting for someone else to come and plow it for me. And now I don't have to shovel by hand the bank of snow left by a snow plow in front of the carport and at the street. The snow thrower usually starts on a cold morning with just one pull of the starter cord, sometimes two. (When plugged into a standard 120v electrical outlet, the blower can also be started with the push of a button.) The machine turns on a dime, so you can reverse direction without the need to carve a big loop...just make your turn at a slow forward speed or else the machine will swing you around with it.The thumb-controlled joystick rotates the chute discharge direction quickly and effortlessly. The heated hand grips are great when it's cold outside. Recently, I checked a few video reviews on the Internet regarding both the 30" and 34" Arctic Storm snowblowers. Experienced reviewers seemed to be impressed with these machine's features, ease of operation, power, and build quality--apparently a significant improvement over earlier models. And the 30" machine received a top ranking from Consumer Reports. These reviews, coupled with my own recent experience, have made me feel much more confident about my purchase of the Troy-Bilt Arctic Storm. Plus the price compares favorably with similar machines.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from missing trim Brand new, but missing the red strips on the side of blower.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome snowblower Had this for 3 years now no problems. I bought it because my old sears one did not throw the snow far enough but this one throws It much farther. This is the best snowblower that I have had highly recommend !
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In a word ... AWESOME !!! Love it ... absolutely love it. Did a lot of research before buying, and the Consumer Reports review convinced me. Tons of favorite features, topped by Electric Start, Heated Grips, Joystick Chute Control, and One-Hand Turning. I've only used it a couple of time, but thus far, I'm really impressed with how well it's made, and how easy it is to operate. It's a snow-swallowing monster, and exactly what I needed for my Oregon Ranch. Highly recommended, from every standpoint. Haven't seen anything yet that I could even remotely identify as a "minus".
Date published: 2017-02-05
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