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Toro Power Clear 518 ZE (18") 99cc 4-Cycle Single Stage Snow Blower w/ Electric Start

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Model: 38473
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Grade
Style
Clearing

Wide
Intake
12"
High
Surface

Paved
Area

Large


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New Upgraded 4-Cycle 99cc Toro OHV Engine
Packs enough power to move more snow in less time
Dependable cold weather starts

Electric Start
Plug it in, push a button and go

Power Curve Technology
Curved rotor and inverted funnel housing moves more snow
Virtually eliminates clogging!
Helps you clear down to the pavement

Perfect For Light To Medium Snowfalls
Throws snow up to 25 feet
Clear up to 1,100 lbs. of snow per minute

Rotor Propelled Drive System
Auger rotors help pull the snow blower forward when engaged
Ideal on smooth surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks

Zip Deflector
Deflector locks into any angle with just a touch of your hand
Throw snow high, low or in-between

Compact and Lightweight
Handle collapses for easy storage


Engine
Engine Brand
Toro
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
99 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
0.35 Gallons
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Material
Rubber
Chute Material
Plastic
Chute Rotation
Manual
Turning Radius
210 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
25 feet
Drive System
Tire Type
Plastic Wheel
Tire Size
6" x 1.5"
Options
Remote Deflector Contols
No
Drift Cutters
Not Applicable
Front Weights
Not Applicable
Interlocking Controls
No
Hand Warmers
No
Skid Shoes
Not Applicable
Overview
Weight
60 Pounds
Product Length
38.0 Inches
Product Width
19.0 Inches
Product Height
45.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
021038384733
Model
38473
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  5 Questions
Q: does the blower have a starter rope if you don't use the electric starter
by Ron Reed from Kentucky on January 23, 2016

A: Ron - yes, the Toro 518ZE has both an electric start and a recoil start
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: For clarity this is a push button start, BUT it is required to be plugged in to an outlet during the initial startup?
What size outlet?
It is ONLY during the starting correct? Following the start up it can be unplugged, correct?

by Jeremy from Ohio on December 05, 2015

A: Jeremy - you are correct. You plug the starter cord into any standard household outlet. Once the snow blower is started, you unplug the cord from the electric start module before using the snow blower.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is it regular gas or mix
by Orlando Vela from Illinois on November 20, 2015

A: Orlando - all of the gas-powered snow blowers we sell have 4-cycle engines. Gas goes in the fuel tank and oil goes in the crankcase - same as in your car. No mixing. You would use regular grade 87 octane gas with no more than a 10% ethanol content.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Is this Snow Blower "Self-Propelled?
by Carol from New York on October 10, 2014

A: Carol - a Toro 38473 is not self-propelled. This model does have an auger assisted drive system. The front auger paddles will help pull the snow blower forward when they are engaged. There would no "assistance" for backing up or going in reverse however.

by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Does this Toro 38473 have a rechargeable battery for starting the engine?
by Sarah Shade from Indiana on August 10, 2014

A: Sarah - there is no battery on the Toro 38473. The electric start would require you to use an extension cord plugged into the electric start module, which is then unplugged once the unit has been started.
by Robert, Product Expert
Toro 38473 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (51)
Light Weight (40)
Price (38)
Easy To Store (30)
I'd Buy It Again (22)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Bad Instructions (2)
Unreliable (2)
Low Quality (2)
Durability (2)
93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
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Total Reviews
42 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
6601 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The Toro Power Clear 518ZE is perfect for clearing walks and driveways down to the pavement with ease and throws snow up to 25 feet away. The compact size also makes the model very easy to maneuver and store.

The Toro Power Clear 518ZE features a New Upgraded 4-Cycle 99cc Toro OHV engine with a convenient electric start system. These engines have been tuned to provide optimal performance, and will move more snow faster when you need it most.

The Toro Power Clear 518ZE is engineered with... more
Robert Recommends This Model
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Norma A.
Easton, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Little Giant Of A Machine
I just cleaned out my 50' long driveway of 14 -15" of snow. It is truly unbelievable how great this little machine works. I got electric start, however, so far I have had no need to use it. The machine starts on one pull, and I am a seventy-four year old woman. I wish I could have taken pictures of the before and after, in order for others to see the fantastic results. When my son returned from a business trip to Boston he couldn't believe his eyes, he thought he was going to be ... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: There are No Cons
Norma Recommends This Toro Product
Norma's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company even greater product"
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10
Ted T.
Garfield Heights, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/18/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Okay For Lighter Snow
While I haven't used much yet due to no snow or heavier snow over 6", this unit seems average. My opinion is that it's okay for lighter snow , maybe 4" or less. It's light weight and compact.

My unit had the control bar & cable disconnected. Set-up instructions only covered cable adjustments, not assembly. Best to go on-line & print out manual.

Also, unit requires an oil change after the 1st hour of 1st time use. This is only listed in the operating manual & I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, easy to start
Cons: does not come with complete manual
Ted Recommends This Toro Product
Ted's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Prompt shipping & response to questions."
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Nicole Monaghan
Sherborn, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/7/15
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Little Blower
Delivery was so quick, I am really impressed! Unfortunately I ordered it too late in the season to get rid of the previous snow, but with fresh snowfall it is doing a great job! I live in Boston, MA and we are getting hammered here.
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Nicole Recommends This Toro Product
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209
John B.
South Lyon, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quick Way To Secure A Snowblower, Be Careful If You Need Service
Machine works well, easy to assemble. received in a timely manner. However, after using first time, noticed the axle was bent from manufacturer and wheel rubs against casing.

Since machine was already started, SBD instructed me to local dealer to get repaired under warranty. Local dealer not pleased that I didn't purchase from them and are giving thrilled about repairing, put me on bottom of list.

still waiting to receive machine back and hoping it doesn't snow...
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Durability, service
John Recommends This Toro Product
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Monica D.
Sumpter Twp, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/14/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love It - It's Light Weight And Beats A Shovel
Never owned a snow blower before. The instructions were easy to follow, and it was very easy to use. I love it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Monica Recommends This Toro Product
Monica's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered it, and it arrived the next day."
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Ericka J.
Holland, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snowblower!
My husband loves this snowblower for its ease of use and portability. Even though it is on the smaller side, it gets the job done!
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Ericka Recommends This Toro Product
Ericka's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great! No issues whatsoever!"
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Larry Y.
Lakewood, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/5/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works As Described
Fist, the snow blower arrived with the top part of the gas knob opener broke.

Works goodb ut wish I had bought a bigger one and sel-propelled.
Pros: Easy To Store, Price, Light Weight
Larry Recommends This Toro Product
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William S.
Kewaunee, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/7/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Little Worker!
I bought this for my mother in law. It only snowed once and it performed decently. The blower threw the snow about 8-10 feet. It started easy with the electric start. It is ideal for a small driveway and can lift pretty easily for porches and sidewalks.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price
William Recommends This Toro Product
William's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The item showed up earlier than forecasted, and ordering was easy."
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Carol Glover
Hillside, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/9/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pretty Nice Snowblower
Finally got to use if here in Hillside, NJ got 12 inches of really wet heavy snow. Snowblower got the job done, but had to go over twice for it to get down to the sidewalk. The start was fantastic, it worked and started on the first try so I was really happy. I gave it a high rating because for its size it did a pretty good job in removing the snow. I wish the choke lever wasn't made of plastic, and wish the key was placed somewhere else. I really feel because it's made of plastic it will... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Carol Recommends This Toro Product
Carol's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Love buying from snowblower direct. Nothing could be better, delivery was faster than promised. Just a fantastic company to buy from."
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Richard G.
Florence, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/11/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Light Duty Snow Blower
Bought this Toro Snow Blower for my wife to use since our Ariens is too heavy for her. It is everything she had hoped for and is actually looking forward to our next snowfall. This Toro handles 4 to 6 inches of snow with ease, even heavy wet stuff. We love it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: need to stay on paved areas or stones will fly
Richard Recommends This Toro Product
Richard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast service. Blower arrived within 3 days of ordering."
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Frank G.
Livingston, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/9/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Product Was Easy To Use & Started Up Very Quickly Only Negative
No by
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Fast
Frank Recommends This Toro Product
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