Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Husqvarna 12527HV Snow Thrower Review

The Husqvarna 12527HV snow thrower isn't the greatest model on the market. But if you really need to plow something larger than the usual 27" wide, 23" deep route you must likely be studying an expert model. And, be ready to pay a much higher price.
From the Fluffiest Powder to Melting Mush to Tough-Filled Ice

Record-breaking size or not, the 12527HV is definitely among the larger snow blowers about for the dwelling market. As suggested, it sports a 27 inch wide auger that could plow a berm 23 inches deep.

That's a big advantage, and not only regarding the capability to clear the footpath in one pass or the driveway in only a few minutes. It also means you do not necessarily need to handle the job right following the first snowfall.

Frequently, waiting until the weekend to take care of that recent snow dump means a much tougher job, at least with a less robust snow blower. With this Husky you're able to wait a few days rather than worry.

The auger isn't only large, either. It's tempered steel and sports a 3-blade serrated layout that will crunch through any form of snow from the fluffiest powder to melting mush to difficult-packed ice.

You do not have to worry about it bogging down, either. The 291cc LCT engine onboard can provide tons of hp (9 HP) to drive that auger through anything but a block of solid frozen soil.

Two-Phase Snow Throwing System

Unlike several other models that seem to be equally strong, the Husqvarna 12527HV has a feature that requires this unit beyond them: a two-stage snow throwing system.

In almost all electrics and also most gasoline-powered models, one part scrapes and throws the snow. Usually, the auger does the work of both, loosening the snow and driving it upward through the chute.

In a two-stage system on scraping the auger concentrates / loosening and an impeller blows the snow through the chute with substantial strength. That allows the blower to drive more snow further away. The 12527HV can chuck it a total 30 feet, provided it's not overly wet or freezing.