The usability of snow blowers remains the most important element, even above power. The Toro 1800 Power Curve may not be the most powerful device on the market, but it is easy to use and handle. When it comes to removing snow, you need a device that can pick up any type of snow and clear your walkways.
Weighing in at 25 pounds, this device is lightweight. A common problem among snow throwers is the amount of noise created by the machineâ€™s engine, but with electrical power, you can utilize the Toro Power Curve 1800 without ear protection or disturbing your neighbors as you plow in the early morning hours.
Toro recommends using a 100-foot extension cable for powering your single-stage snow blower. Depending on where you can plug it in, this may be too short if you have a long driveway or sidewalk and can prove somewhat restrictive in the machine’s range. However, for homes with shorter driveways or small paved spaces, it will prove an ideal length. Combined with the blowerâ€™s 18-inch clearing path and 12-inch cut depth, means it should easily handle daily snowfall.
The discharge chute can become clogged when clearing wet snow, which means you need to consider lowering the cut depth to discharge less snow. This may require more passes through a paved area, but it also means fewer clogs. Unfortunately, Toro does not include a clearing tool to help you safely remove built up snow and ice.
Apart from cleaning out the discharge chute on occasion, the rest of the snow removal equipment operates well without regular maintenance. In the absence of a gas engine, you donâ€™t have to worry about fuel buildups deteriorating the machineâ€™s overall performance.
The Toro Power Curve 1800 is one of the best electric snow blowers out there due to its compact design, usability and low maintenance requirements. Its wide clearing path and cut depth make snow removal easier. Provided you donâ€™t find the presence of a power cable problematic, the Toro 1800 can save you time removing snow as well as money from purchasing gas.