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Monday, November 22, 2010

Troy-Bilt Snow Thrower Review Part 1 - Putting It Together

The Troy-Bilt Storm 3090 XP Snow Thrower arrived here at May Dreams Gardens late this morning.

It came on a big truck with a lift gate, sitting in a big red box on top of a wooden pallet. The driver carefully moved it on to the truck gate, lowered it on to the ground and set it in place in the garage.

Ta da!
 I'm ready for a big snow now!

Well, almost ready. First I had to unbox it and assemble it.

Step one, was to remove the staples from the top, fold down the flaps and remove the top.

Step two, I cut down the sides of the box to reveal the snow thrower. From there it was a matter of following the instructions to basically attach the chute to the thrower, which involved a rod, a couple of bolts, a cotter pin, some other kind a pin and some patience to make sure the holes were all lined up.

All that took me approximately 30 minutes, but I was taking my time and it took me a few minutes to get it lined up just so. I spent another 30 minutes cutting up all the cardboard to recycle.

Now I'm ready for the first big snow.
Well, almost ready. I need to read the instructions. This snow thrower has six forward speeds, two backward speeds, and levers for turning. After I've studied the manual, I'll add gas, start it up, and commence throwing snow just as soon as we get some of that fluffy white stuff.

I can hardly wait!

If you'd like to win your own snow thrower from Troy-Bilt, visit my official giveaway post and follow the instructions there to leave a comment to enter the giveaway. Deadline for entry is November 25, 2010, 9:00 pm EST.

3 comments:

Gail said...

I love winning things, but, no way, no how, will Nashville ever need snow thrown~Except, maybe a snowball or two!
gail

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp said...

I would feel like a cartoon character trying to work a machine that has six forward speeds.

Loraine said...

OK, so I didn't win the snow thrower it was worth a try. I did however go out to Tro-Bilt's website and after looking at all the snow throwers I quickly jumped to the tillers and cultivators and learned something new.

I now have spring to look forward to - I did't know they made an electric cultivator. And after reading all the positive ratings I know what I need for next spring.

thanks for all the great info, chance to win a snow thrower and now dreams for spring.

Loraine