The Snapper 1696001 27" 250cc OHV Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered Two Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Start is tough enough to cut through heavy snow but still easy enough to handle and store. Built to make snow removal quick, effective, and easy, it doesn't matter if Mother Nature dishes out a few inches or a few feet, Snapper snow blowers deliver the power to get rid of it all and the design to make it effortless. The genuine Briggs & Stratton Snow Series engine ensures your blower will start and run when you need it to. Built to handle the toughest weather conditions, Briggs & Stratton snow engines are tested to start down to -20�F. You can count on a Snapper snow blowers to remove the thickest, heaviest snow. With the controls right at your fingertips, it's extremely easy to use and makes clearing snow simple and effortless. Powered by the Briggs & Stratton Snow Series 250cc 4-Cycle OHV Engine with 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds. OHV engines run cooler, cleaner, and more-efficiently than traditional engines, delivering more power you need for faster removal of all types of snow. Control panel is ergonomically designed for easy use. Gas engines have electric start. All models are equipped with push button starting and come filled synthetic oil. 120 VOLT ELECTRIC START WITH RECOIL BACK-UP (Cord Included): Save your back and shoulders by simply pressing a button. FRESH START SYSTEM: Automatically drips fuel stabilizer into the fuel tank. Keep your fuel fresh for up to six months. FREE HAND CONTROL SYSTEM: Allows operator to control the snow blower with one hand. Free's the other hand to rotate chute or adjust speed. ELECTRIC CHUTE ROTATION: Rotates up to 200 degrees with the push of a button. Deliver the snow where you want to, up to 40 feet away. REMOTE CHUTE DEFLECTOR: Adjust discharge chute up and down from the operator position. ALUMINUM GEAR CASE: Friction disc drive with 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds. HALOGEN HEADLIGHT: Light your way on the darkest of days.