Yard Machines® 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022)

Item no: 74131 | 043033400652
$349.99
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  • 123CC OHV engine
  • 4-cycle
  • 21" snow thrower
  • Auger drive
  • 10" intake height
  • EZ chute
  • 7" wheels
  • Fuel capacity of 2 quarts
  • Fully assembled
  • Loop-folding handle
  • Single stage
  • Replacement parts available for purchase: Auger belt - Ace no. 7109812 Sparkplug - Ace no. 7191737 Keys - Ace no. 7214265 Oil - 4-cycle SAE 5W-30 - Ace no. 86916
  • 2 year warranty


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MTDYard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022)
 
3.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Clears to the pavement (4)
  • Maneuverable (4)
  • Throws far (3)

Cons

  • Lacks power (6)

Best Uses

  • At home (8)
  • Driveway (4)
  • Minor projects (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5), Do-it-yourself (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product to get for the winter.

I use this snowthrower to clean a 65 foot X 25 foot driveway and it works great. Throws the snow where I want it to and won't stop unless I turn it off. Some...Read complete review

I use this snowthrower to clean a 65 foot X 25 foot driveway and it works great. Throws the snow where I want it to and won't stop unless I turn it off. Some times the snow gets stuck up in the shaft where the snow comes out but I can work it out fast. Other then that it's a great product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not enough power after 3 years broke

I use this on a 120 foot drive way, when I bought it, it worked perfectly, now the paddles stop in 2 inches of snow. New they would go through as much as...Read complete review

I use this on a 120 foot drive way, when I bought it, it worked perfectly, now the paddles stop in 2 inches of snow. New they would go through as much as the snowblower could take in. (about 8 inches) It starts on about thesecond to third pull with the primer pushd about 5 times. It doesn't work really well in the cold, take a while to get warmed up to running temperature. Doesn't blow very far, maybe about 10 feet.

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5.0

Great Machine

By Jim

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clears to the Pavement
  • Lightweight
  • Maneuverable
  • Throws Far

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Driveway

    Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

    Replaced worn out old snow blower with this Yard Machines unit. Started right up and plowed into 8 inches of snow with no hesitation. Launches snow twenty feet or more if the wind caries it. For the price it can not be beat and it even kinda fits in the trunk of my Honda Accord. Normally I only purchase upper end products (Snapper, Lawn boy etc) but I am glad I saved the cash with this one.

     
    5.0

    It Works for Me

    By Harold

    from Sedalia, Mo

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Pros

    • Clears to the Pavement
    • Lightweight
    • Maneuverable
    • Throws Far

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Driveway

      Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

      Worked great, I'm 70 years old and I found this pretty easy to handle

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works so far...

      By Matt

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Pros

      • Clears to the Pavement
      • Lightweight
      • Maneuverable

      Cons

      • Can't Handle Wet Snow
      • Fuel Guzzler/Smelly
      • Loud

      Best Uses

      • Driveway

      Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

      I bought one of these Yard Machine products. They were having a $50 off sale and so I snatched one up in the early season. We have had a few snowstorms recently in the Chicagoland area including a 1 ft storm yesterday. For the money, I'm really impressed with this machine. I followed the instructions when I got the machine. I filled the oil appropriately and then put in gasoline a few days before I was going to use it. The blower started up after a pumps of the primer and setting the choke.

      The machine works great on fluffy dry snow as most do. When the snow gets wet it gets more difficult. I had to manhandle it a big to get it to chew through a wet snowbank from the street plow. It was able to get through it, but it did stall out a few times.

      For a single stage thrower, I'm pretty happy. The price was right. It has breezed through my small driveway, walks and sidewalks. I would definitely buy again. We'll see the reliability as the season goes on.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Use silicone spray lubricant on it

      By Snowman

      from Western Colorado

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Minor Projects

        Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

        A good hint to all that purchase this product: use a silicone spray lubricant on the paddles, chute, anywhere you don't want snow to stick to it. This will make it work better, and you will be happier.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Good Value for the Money

        By John

        from East Helena, MT

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home

          Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

          It helped me clear a triple driveway, 2 sidewalks, and two patios from an average of 2 1/2 feet of snow in about 3 hours. What a difference versus trying to shovel all that snow.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Machine

          By Snowman

          from South Jersey

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

            I love this little machine, mine is 4 years old (the previous model)
            In south jersey we got hammered two winters in a row with record amounts of snow. We are close enough to the ocean to pick up the extra moisture and far enough from the ocean for low temps. This resulted in a couple of snowzilla's. My little snowblower took care of it with ease. When there are 10 inches on the ground I make my first run and finish it of after it stops snowing. Starts on the first pull, always. It is extremely easy to handle, my wife uses it when it snows and I am at work.

            The only con is that my electric starter does not work but since the pull is reliable even that would not take away a star.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A Satisfactory Snow Thrower for the Pric

            By OldBow

            from Missoula, MT

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lacks Power

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

            For the price I found this to be a good snow thrower. It doesn't clear wet snow very well but we have a lot of snow this winter (2010-2011) and I'm glad to have use of it. I first thought it to be hard starting but it was due to bad fuel. It starts reliably the 1st to 3rd pull. It is light enough to lift it into my truck for use at my apartments as well as my home.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Works Great

            By semaj

            from Spokane, Washington

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lacks Power

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • In The Yard
            • Minor Projects

            Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

            I got mine 2yrs ago and it works great. The different is that mine is a 2cycle not 4cycle. I used it in 1.5ft of snow, I did have to make a couple of passes, but it did the job. The problem I have is I live on a major plow route so I get the de-icer and all of the road stuff. That is where I have a problem. Overall it worked great for me.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good buy

            By Brent

            from Pine City, MN

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Yard

              Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

              Contrary to some of the other reviews, mine works very well for what it is. In snow over 12 inches, it take some effort to push as it's not self propelled. It throws snow a good 15-20 feet and cleans right to the concrete. I previously had a two stroke Snapper for over 15 years and finally wore it out. This machine performs as good or better. Easy starter and no problems yet after a good 10 hours on it. Great for the price.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY

              By Jim

              from Hartland, MI

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Lacks Power

              Best Uses

              • Minor Projects

              Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

              It works ONLY if the snow is light and dry. The last two snowstorms we had in Michigan (Ann Arbor area) I ended up putting the snowblower away and using the shovel. It doesn't even blow the snow enough to send it through the chute and if it does, the chute clogs. I'm going to sell this in the spring and buy a Toro. Right now I am waiting for my neighbor to get home so I can borrow his.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I got a good one

              By Bill

              from Ottumwa, Ia.

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                I have had one for 5 years it was used when I got it. Found out it is a 1990 model. Never had any major problems. Gas line 2 years ago now I got to replace the belt. Have no problem starting or running this machine.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Easy to use.

                By Jim

                from Long Island

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Good Grip

                Cons

                • Lacks Power

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                Good enough for Walk & Driveways. Reliable.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                MTD IS JUNK

                By not happy with MTD junk

                from Midwest, USA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Doesn't work
                • Junk

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                  During first use, product did not work properly on a 4" snow and MTD would not stand behind their product. Do not waste your money on an MTD product.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Stay Away

                  By Ron

                  from Scotia, NY

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Thats it

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Power
                  • No good with wet snow

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                  This unit is only good for light dry snow under 4 inches. If the snow is even a little wet, the machine plugs up every few feet.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Don't buy

                  By Kevin

                  from Dayton, OH

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Power

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                    Snow 5" or better and this machine wants to "run home to mommy". Discharge chute clogs continually if snow is wet. It doesn't have enough power to throw wet snow (forget about slush!) clear of its own path. What a waste of money.

                    If all you're dealing with is light dry snow then the machine is good. But that's not the real world.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    not enough power after 3 years broke

                    By rc plane boy

                    from owatonna minnesota

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Minor Projects

                      Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                      I use this on a 120 foot drive way, when I bought it, it worked perfectly, now the paddles stop in 2 inches of snow. New they would go through as much as the snowblower could take in. (about 8 inches) It starts on about thesecond to third pull with the primer pushd about 5 times. It doesn't work really well in the cold, take a while to get warmed up to running temperature. Doesn't blow very far, maybe about 10 feet.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great for the price

                      By Chad

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                            Works real well on pavement. The problem I have had is the left wheel sits to close the the metal housing (you can see in the photo). Snow will stick to the wheel and stop the wheel from turning. Very hard to push the unit when it happens and annoying when you have to stop every few feet. Usually happens when the snow is to deep for the blower and your not clearing all the way to the pavement or you use on gravel. Other than that, this thing makes snow removal fun.

                            (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Product to get for the winter.

                            By Scotty the worker

                            from Pa.

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                            • Clears to the Pavement
                            • Lightweight
                            • Maneuverable
                            • Throws Far

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Driveway

                              Comments about MTD Yard Machines� 21in 123 CC Single Stage Snow Thrower (31A-140-022):

                              I use this snowthrower to clean a 65 foot X 25 foot driveway and it works great. Throws the snow where I want it to and won't stop unless I turn it off. Some times the snow gets stuck up in the shaft where the snow comes out but I can work it out fast. Other then that it's a great product.

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