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

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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


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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 (45)
Light Weight (36)
Price (32)
Easy To Store (29)
I'd Buy It Again (21)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Unreliable (2)
Low Quality (2)
Durability (2)
Bad Instructions (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
6514 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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Evelyn G.
Hinckley, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/13/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Driveway Cleaning
It has been a mild winter in Ohio and I have had only one occasion to use my Toro snow blower. I have a concrete driveway 90' by 16'.

I cleared 4 to 8 inches of heavy wet snow down to the concrete in about 30 to 40 minutes. It did a beautiful job. I am 75 years old and it took very little effort to use the machine.
Evelyn Recommends This Toro Product
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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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Don G.
Richmond, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/3/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine, Starts Very Easily, It Did Great In Our Last Stor
Easy to use, light weight, handles 8 inches easily.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, High Quality
Don Recommends This Toro Product
Don's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great Store!"
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Harold B.
Plantsville, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/24/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Oh It Throws Snow Alright, And Slush!
For 99CC this thing is a brute. Had a discussion with friends at lunch, told them it was throwing slush and snow 35 to 50 feet. NO WAY, until they saw it in action! HOLY CRAP!

Taught the wife how to use it correctly, hold it back and lift lightly on the handle - right down to the pavement!
Great product - 4 stroke and light to handle.. WOW!
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store, Reliable
Cons: none
Harold Recommends This Toro Product
Harold's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping -- no problems at all!"
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Richard C.
Leadville, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/23/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Light Weight Work Horse
I use the blower to do my driveway and deck. It's really quite powerful. It does bog down a little but no big deal.
It's extremely easy to start and maneuver.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Richard Recommends This Toro Product
Richard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to do business with."
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Norma A.
Easton, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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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Theodore B.
Milwaukee, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/18/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hi Love The Product, Fast Delivery, Ease Of Operation. Thank You
Hi love product, fast delivery, ease of assembly, easy start, MADE in USA, light weight, simple design, excellent manual, works well in Wisconsin snow. I appreciate the service to get it in time for our snow storm.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Theodore Recommends This Toro Product
Theodore's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Love it"
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Dennis G.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/8/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
My experience with Snow Blowers Direct was very positive. They processed my order immediately and the product arrived in the time that was quoted...regardless of the snow storm that was blanketing the country.

The Toro 580 is an excellent product. It gets the job done efficiently and removes all of the snow from the concrete drive and walkway.

The only feature that would make the product better would be the ability to turn the chute without bending to turn it by hand.

The only thing... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Reliable
Cons: No Cons
Dennis Recommends This Toro Product
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00
Brenda R.
Louisville, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/21/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro 518 Ze Has Worked Fine, Easy Assembly
I ordered this snowblower in order to help us clear our long drive and not worry about my husband having to do the shoveling since my heart attack. After delivery, which was exceptionally quick from Snow Blowers Direct!

My husband assembled this with ease and he dislikes reading instructions, but did and had no problems! (We are both in our mid 60's and prime age to risk heart attacks from shoveling more than we should, so I really should have ordered a larger path clearing blower.

This... more
Pros: Easy To Store, Price, Durable, Compact For Easy Storing And Good For Clearing Small Areas
Brenda Recommends This Toro Product
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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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