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Craftsman 88640 24" 208cc Dual Stage Snowblower with Zero-Turn Steering

Item# 07188640000P | Model# 88640 | Added on August 10, 2017 |
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Tackle the Snow When the snow piles up, pull out the Craftsman 24" dual stage snowblower to clear your driveway and sidewalks with ease. Powered by a 208cc OVH engine, this zero-turn snowblower with X-Trac tires turns and maneuvers through the snow.

  • Ideal for medium to large paved and gravel driveways and sidewalks
  • Powered by 208cc OVH engine runs smoothly
  • Push-button electric start for easy starts in cold temperatures
  • 24" clearing width and 21" intake height lets you clear more snow with each pass
  • 12" serrated steel auger and 12" impeller breaks up and discharges heavy, wet snow
  • 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds customize to your needs
  • EZ Rotation chute control lets you discharge the snow where you want it
  • An extended chute design increases throwing distance and reduces blow back
  • 15" x 5" X-Trac tires for ultimate traction in heavy snow
  • Glide-Tech™ skid shoes eliminate garage rust stains and driveway damage
  • Single hand operation frees up a hand for on-the-go adjustments
  • Mitten-grip starter handle is easy to grasp even while wearing gloves
  • Plow style handles with panel design for convenient shear pin storage
This product comes with:
Owner's Manual (1)Product Warranty
WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65
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By BaronVonPC
March 23rd, 2018
All of the power, features, and full control

Bought this snow blower on sale after researching what type I wanted this past fall, but did not pull the trigger until a nor'easter was heading in and my old snow blower was useless. I am so glad that I did (we just got hit with a second one this week) Even the warm wet snow at a 6 inch depth which would plug any snow blower up in the first pass was easily handled by this powerhouse - like cutting through warm butter. Also, once you get the hang of the controls, the zero turn feature and hand controls are excellent. I wanted the power steering, electric start, and I'm glad I didn't sacrifice on these features as these are big, heavy machines. It starts on the first try - it has the electric start option, which is great when its very cold and the machine has not been used in a while, but not even necessary in my experience so far. I ran it out of gas today and had to pull start it when I filled it back up - it revved up with one pull. I highly recommend this machine, in my experience so far with it, it has the power to throw the 12 to 14 inches of cold snow that I had from the first storm, and much to my surprise it easily handled easily 6 to 8 inches of the wet slushy snow of the second storm. I had every intention of shoveling as I did not expect any snow blower would be able to handle this type of snow without plugging up constantly, but gave it a shot and was happily surprised at how well this unit chewed up and spit out even this heavy wet snow clear across the driveway. I would recommend this unit to anyone, and have had little trouble with Craftsman equipment in the past - plus the great thing about buying Sears brands is that the parts are so easy to get if you need them. My 15 year old riding mower has not needed any, but I have needed parts for my tiller and just use the schematic for the parts breakdown until I find the part I need, and call the local parts center to have it shipped to me or pick it up myself. Excellent service, well built equipment, and you don't have to import replacement parts from China or Japan if you need them. Love this snow blower, and I'm glad I had two major storms to try it out on this year. Definitely put it to the test today, and I'm looking forward to the next storm! Bring it on!

10 found this review helpful
Criticism
By smitty36
December 1st, 2017
dont buy

Looks good, does a nice job, but cheaply made and carburetor is junk. sears won't cover any repair under warranty - will blame it on the fuel. used once first season, drained gas for summer, won't start this season. sears won't stand behind their warranty. Not like the old ones.... my 1980's craftsman starts on the first pull season after season. don't waste your money on the new models.

14 found this review helpful
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Go4it26

don't but

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carburetor is junk. sears won't cover any repair under warranty - will blame it on the fuel. used once first season, drained gas for summer, won't start this season. sears won't stand behind their warranty. Not like the old ones....

February 10th via sears.com
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sknitter
have it

Fantastic Snowblower

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I treated myself to a new snowblower as mine was 20 years old. Perfect timing. Our first Chicago snow was so heavy there is no way my other snowblower would have worked. This snowblower threw the snow far and the handy unclogging tool helped keep it running while throwing this water filled snow. The zero turn steering was extremely helpful. Great purchase.

December 13th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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bluebird15
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Cheap parts - would not recommend

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Less than a year after buying it I am having major issues. Following the maintenance steps provided by Craftsman, their customer support insists that my maintenance on it is what caused the issue. The representative I worked with was not knowledgeable about the snowblower.

November 29th via sears.com
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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BaronVonPC
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All of the power, features, and full control

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Bought this snow blower on sale after researching what type I wanted this past fall, but did not pull the trigger until a nor'easter was heading in and my old snow blower was useless. I am so glad that I did (we just got hit with a second one this week) Even the warm wet snow at a 6 inch depth which would plug any snow blower up in the first pass was easily handled by this powerhouse - like cutting through warm butter. Also, once you get the hang of the controls, the zero turn feature and hand controls are excellent. I wanted the power steering, electric start, and I'm glad I didn't sacrifice on these features as these are big, heavy machines. It starts on the first try - it has the electric start option, which is great when its very cold and the machine has not been used in a while, but not even necessary in my experience so far. I ran it out of gas today and had to pull start it when I filled it back up - it revved up with one pull. I highly recommend this machine, in my experience so far with it, it has the power to throw the 12 to 14 inches of cold snow that I had from the first storm, and much to my surprise it easily handled easily 6 to 8 inches of the wet slushy snow of the second storm. I had every intention of shoveling as I did not expect any snow blower would be able to handle this type of snow without plugging up constantly, but gave it a shot and was happily surprised at how well this unit chewed up and spit out even this heavy wet snow clear across the driveway. I would recommend this unit to anyone, and have had little trouble with Craftsman equipment in the past - plus the great thing about buying Sears brands is that the parts are so easy to get if you need them. My 15 year old riding mower has not needed any, but I have needed parts for my tiller and just use the schematic for the parts breakdown until I find the part I need, and call the local parts center to have it shipped to me or pick it up myself. Excellent service, well built equipment, and you don't have to import replacement parts from China or Japan if you need them. Love this snow blower, and I'm glad I had two major storms to try it out on this year. Definitely put it to the test today, and I'm looking forward to the next storm! Bring it on!

March 23rd via sears.com
10 of 10 found this review helpful.
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TomD734

A great purchase so far

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I purchased this on the 2107 Black Friday sale. It is my first 2 stage unit and I am very pleased so far. The assembly was fairly easy with only a little force necessary to get the bolt holes to properly align. I read up on the care and feeding of this unit (which is much different from my older Craftsman one stage) on the movingsnow.com website and followed their suggestions.
So far this winter, I have used it 4 times to clear my driveway and those of 5 other neighbors and the 88640 has performed flawlessly. I had considered the $399 Black Friday special unit but am glad that I went with the more powerful 88640 as features like Zero Turn and a larger engine are great

December 26th via sears.com
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