This snow blower by Craftsman is powered by a 272 CC, 4-cycle OHV engine with push-button electric start that eliminates the need to manually pull-start your cold engine. The 3-stage design makes it the perfect unit to go through icy snow left by plows after snowstorms. The strong serrated steel augers cut through snow to clear pathways and alleys faster for great time savings. The powerful third stage accelerator spins 10 times faster than the auger to break down and remove heavy, wet snow. One single pass provides you with a 24-in clearing width and a 21-in intake height. Its self-propelled drive features 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds provide control and versatility in different winter conditions, while 15-in tires offer traction in snowy terrain. Controls can be used using only one hand, letting you lock speed and freeing your other hand to control chute and pitch with precision. Finally, the snowblower's headlights provide greater visibility, meaning you can tackle snow jobs at any time of the day. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty.