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Simplicity P1728E (28") 420cc Signature Pro Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Model: 1696521
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Grade
Style
Clearing
28"
Wide
Intake
20"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large


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This Model Is Shipped Fully Assembled

420cc Briggs & Stratton Pro Snow Series 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Electric start for sure starts in severe conditions

Heavy Duty Cast Iron Gear Case
Friction-Disc drive with five forward and two reverse speeds

Power Boost™
Automatically adjusts power to the auger and impeller
Extra performance you need to clear deep, dense snow

Heavy Gauge Serrated Steel Auger
Cuts through hard-packed snow and ice with ease
Unmatched path clearing performance

Electric Chute Rotation
Dash mounted toggle turns chute left/right by pushing a button

Single Trigger Easy Turn System
Releases power to one of the tires for better maneuverability
Makes it easier to make tight turns

Free Hand Controls
Locks both handles, freeing one hand for chute operation

Heated Hand Grips
Keep your hands warm on the coldest winter days


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
420 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
3.2 Gallons
Torque
16.5 lbs
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
14 inches
Impeller Diameter
12 inches
Profile
Steel 3-Blade
Auger Material
Serrated Steel
Chute Rotation
Electric
Turning Radius
200 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
45 feet
Drive System
Drive
Friction Disc
Steering
Easy Turn
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Reverse Speeds
2 Reverse
Tire Type
Kenda Artic Tread
Forward Speeds
5 Forward
Tire Size
16" x 4.8"
Options
Remote Deflector Contols
Yes
Drift Cutters
Sold Separately
Front Weights
Sold Separately
Interlocking Controls
Yes
Hand Warmers
Yes
Headlights
Halogen
Skid Shoes
Included - Reversible
Overview
Assembly Required
No
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
047282077948
Model
1696521
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Simplicity 1696521 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (3)
Durable (3)
Reliable (3)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
None (1)
Chute control switches c... (1)
Expensive (1)
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Exit Seven
South Shore, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Making America Great Again, One Snowblower At A Time.
I purchased this snow-blower to replace a 21 year old Ariens. I looked at the offerings in the big box stores and it looked like there were too many plastic parts on what they were selling. They also had engines made in China.

I looked at both the Simplicity and the Ariens professional models. I went to two different shops that sold both and both told me that the Simplicity is the better machine. I looked at the Simplicity Signature pro and liked the heavy duty handles and controls. No... more
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Exit Recommends This Simplicity Product
Exit's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Snow Blowers Direct let me know when the delivery date was. The freight company called me and we arranged a date and time for delivery. He showed up on time and we loaded it into my garage. It looked to be in good condition. It took me a while to uncrate it. I also had to install the headlight. I checked the oil and found it was full. I started it on the first crank and it ran great. The problem was when I tried to stop it, the ignition switch did not work. The spark plug is hidden away behind a shield but there is a fuel line shutoff that I turned off. It ran out of gas in a couple of minutes. I called Snow Blowers Direct who directed me to Simplictity who told me to bring it to the nearest Briggs and Stratton dealer. It was a loose wire that they fixed right away."
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Thomas M.
Saranac Lake, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/17/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Starts So Easily
We just received this item in Upstate NY near the Canadian border so we expect to get a lot of use but haven't so far this year because its yet to snow. Point I'd like to make for now is how convenient and reasonably fast delivery was. AND, so importantly, it is thankfully so different than the Ariens snowblower I had before in the way it instantly starts with the pull chain. If it was like the Ariens, we'd need to prime and use the electric starter and hope it would start (which it... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations
Thomas Recommends This Simplicity Product
Thomas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was nicely done in a reasonable timeframe. We also got a considerably fair price. It was nice that we could pay with a check and get a little discount. Thank you."
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Gerald D.
Baldwinsville, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Quality, High Performance Machine, Easy To Use
This machine replaced a 1984 Simplicity that I could not obtain auger gearbox parts for. I have always been impressed with Simplicity-Briggs quality, (this is my 3rd machine).

The performance of this new machine certainly shows that Simplicity continues to strive for excellence in their equipment designs. Easy access, & functionality of all the starting, & operating controls.

The variable torque drive for the impeller works well in heavy-wet snow. Fantastic! Also, I was... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Use
Cons: Chute control switches could be better located for thumb oper..
Gerald Recommends This Simplicity Product
Gerald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
""Snow Blowers Direct" was fast, easy, and provided great equipment detail. I will likely order other products from "PED" in the future."
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Miguel
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simplicity Pro P1728
If you are confuse in buying a Simplicity Signature Pro or a Ariens Pro snow blower me and my best friend have owned both and we both had nothing but issues with the Ariens Pro machine. We both sold the Ariens and purchased Simplicity snow blowers.

I purchased the Simplicity Signature Pro P1728 and my friend purchased the Simplicity Signature Pro P2138E both machine work awesome never had a issue, we live in New England and we had a bad winter last year. I'll never buy another Ariens.... more
Pros: Durable, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: None
Miguel Recommends This Simplicity Product
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