Briggs and Stratton 1696807 24 inch Steerable 2-Stage Snow Thrower


The Briggs and Stratton 1696807 Is A Whoppin’ Great Snow Thrower!


Briggs and Stratton 950 Snow Series 208cc EngineBriggs and Stratton 1696807 electric start button






What can I say?  It’s a Briggs and Stratton.  Let me say it again – it’s a BRIGGS AND STRATTON!  In other words, a Briggs and Stratton 950 Snow Series Engine!  There’s not a better engine on the market today – yesterday – or tomorrow – in my humble opinion – especially when one of them is powering the Briggs and Stratton 1696807 Snow Thrower!

And, this powerful, two-stage, electric start, gas-powered machine will clear a 24 inch wide path through moderate to heavy snow and ice at least 20 inches deep.

With push button electric start, it is effortless getting this snow thrower cranked up even at sub-zero temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Briggs and Stratton 1696807 dual trigger steering system

The Briggs and Stratton 1696807 snow blower has a unique dual trigger steering system that makes turning it in a tight circle – a walk in the park.

Briggs and Stratton 1696807 one hand operation

This unit is designed to be operated with only one hand – which allows the free hand to operate the on board control panel featuring the directional control for the discharge chute – moving it left, center, or right.

The hand grips are heated, too – can you believe that?  No more freezing hands on bitter cold mornings as you move the snow off of your driveway, sidewalks, and decks.  Just remember to turn them on and, in a few minutes, they are warm as toast.

All the controls are located on the control panel – within easy reach – so there is no need to stop during the snow removal process.  And, they are large enough to operate while wearing thick winter gloves.

I hate to have to remove my gloves during frosty temperatures just to operate the levers and knobs of any contraption.

Briggs and Stratton 1696807 steel frame and steel augerBriggs and Stratton 1696807 super traction 16 inch wheelsBriggs and Stratton 1696807 super bright LED headlights




This baby sits on a steel frame, has a steel auger, and is self-propelled – 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds.  Large 16 inch wheels are made for super traction.

The LED headlight shoots a bright beam to light your way in early morning or evening low light conditions.


What Customers Are Saying…

“I used this snow blower for a lot of major winter storms and not once did I have a problem with it.”

Briggs and Stratton 1696807 24 inch snow blower / thrower

“Excellent machine.  Very powerful even without full throttle.  Starts the first time…every time!  I recommend this snow blower to everyone!”

“Getting a snow blower this good was well worth the money!  This thing is so powerful, it was throwing snow completely across to the other side of the street!”

“Using this Briggs and Stratton snow thrower, I get through my own driveway and sidewalks so quickly that I also have the time and energy to clear several of my neighbors’ driveways, too.  Briggs and Stratton = The Beast!”

“Exceeded my expectations by a mile.”

“Fired this unit up and watched it rip through some very deep heavy and wet snow with no problem.  Love the electric start!”

“Starts so easy with the pull start, I haven’t bothered to plug it in and use the electric start feature.”


There Are A Few Minor Negatives…

“Assembly instructions were confusing.  But, I found a video online that got me through putting it together much easier.  Got it together in less than an hour.”

“My only complaints are that the oil dip stick doesn’t have a “full” indicator and the throttle is a bit close to the handle bar.  Other than that, this is a pretty solid machine.”

“In the middle of my first season, the roll pin that connects the handle to the chute operation popped out and was lost.  I ended up buying an assortment kit of roll pins to find one that would best replace the old one.”


Here’s What I Think

The Briggs and Stratton 1696807 24 inch Steerable 2-Stage Snow Thrower is well worth the money if you want a powerful machine that can move all types of snow – be it fluffy dry and light – soggy wet and heavy, or chock full of icy chunks.  It can jerk snow off of driveways, sidewalks, decks, yards, gravel up to 20 inches deep – and I’ve heard from some owners that have used this gem on snow 2 feet deep!

You can’t go wrong – especially considering all the features and snow removal power at such an affordable price!

For more information on snow blowers / throwers, head on over to Snow Thrower Reviews.  And, don’t forget to pick up some ice melt to pre-treat your surfaces BEFORE it snows as well as treating them AFTER you remove the snow.

And, keep your fingers and toes from freezing with some Hot Hands Hand Warmers.  I swear by them – these air activated heat packs can really save the day when you are fighting cold, arctic temperatures in the frigid outdoors!

I’m looking for some stories and comments about your snow throwing adventures – so, leave me your thoughts below or drop me an email.


Jim, the Lifelong Gardener

2 thoughts on “Briggs and Stratton 1696807 24 inch Steerable 2-Stage Snow Thrower

  1. Hollie Rose Reply

    The Briggs and Stratton sounds like a dream for anyone who lives in an area with a lot of snow. I live in London so we don’t really have much snow but last winter this would have been a dream. We had so much snow (for London) but because we don’t usually get so much snow the government can’t keep up with the demand of gritters. Our street was full of snow and dangerous ice. Now I know what to invest in if we have another Beast from the East!

    • Jim Reply

      Hi Hollie,

      You’re right – in most areas that aren’t used to getting a lot of snow, the government never has enough salt trucks (gritters) on hand to cover a major snowfall.

      But, even where the snow and ice don’t reach blizzard proportions, it is still good to at least keep some ice melt on hand so that passersby don’t slip and fall on their tukus.



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