There’s no secret that Briggs & Stratton enjoys a reputation of over 108 years on the market. Their durable equipment is taking the lead in many sectors out there, in the gas-powered snow blower sector included. Therefore, today, we’d like to introduce you to the Briggs & Stratton 1022ER model. The third one in a 4-product series labeled as “1022”, this unit is only outranked by the 1022EX SnowShredder. But even this version alone – which, by the way, is not a snow shredder – comes in 3 different designs.
We had to choose between a standard gas-powered snow blower with recoil start and a modified version with electric start. Both of them, as mentioned, are part of the 1022ER line. We picked the electric start model, the version with a remote deflector. This is the unit we will be reviewing today. And from what we’ve seen, it sure has a lot in common with the other two models. However, the remote controls are a great advantage, so, let’s see what else would make this Briggs & Stratton 1022ER stand out!
Briggs & Stratton 1022ER main technical features
As a gas model, you would expect a lot of power from it. Hence, the single-stage format might not be very pleasing from a distance. Even so, the Briggs & Stratton 1022ER gas-powered snow blower relies on an auger-assisted drive system that sweetens the deal.
Under the hood, you have a classy engine for Briggs & Stratton, a 4-cycle OHV engine with a displacement of 208 CCs. This is actually a part of the Brigs & Stratton 950 Snow Series Engine. The series, specifically conceived to handle harsh winter conditions and temperatures that go up to 20 degrees below zero, is well-known. Aside from the 208 CC, the engine has the same 9.5 lbs gross torque, like other units in the 1022 series. The starting system is an electric version clocked at 120 Volts, with a recoil backup.
All in all, this Briggs & Stratton 1022ER should start with a simple push-button command. Ready to tackle snow of up to 12.5 inches height and 22 inches width, it relies on a 0.8 gallons fuel tank. If the snow is not too wet or slushy, it could reach a maximum throwing distance of 30 feet. After all, it seems that the single-stage gas-powered snow blower is worth a closer look…
The design of Briggs & Stratton 1022ER gas-powered snow blower
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The “compact” design is something you’ll keep hearing about this particular Briggs & Stratton 1022ER model. In case you’re wondering what that means… It can be summed up to a lowered unit of 40.7 x 23.1 x 47.8 inches and 93 pounds. It sits on a pair of plastic wheels of 8 x 2 inches. And, according to our readers who bought it and tested it, it can be assembled in about 15 minutes or so.
Since we’ve mentioned it has an auger-assisted drive system, we should add a few details. The auger is made of plastic, though, enhanced with rubber edges. It measures 10 inches in diameter and, thanks to its special, wear-resistant design, can clear the snow down to the pavement. The fact that it helps to push this gas-powered snow blower forward is already obvious.
Now, for the chute, we’ve noticed the same plastic mold, with a basic crank rotation mechanism and 200-degree turning radius. Nevertheless, as mentioned in the introduction of this Briggs & Stratton 1022ER review, this version has a handle-mounted crank. Thanks to this significant design detail, you can change the discharge direction while moving forward through the snow. You don’t have to take a break if you don’t want to!
On the same principle of remote controlling, the deflector has a handle-mounted quick-adjust mechanism. All it takes to modify the distance and height of the discharge while on-the-go is a simple squeeze. You’ll have to agree, all these remote controls, the push-button start, and the other oversized buttons reflect a special design attention.
In theory, you should be able to tell that it’s been clearly made to ease your work. But only the customers’ feedback can confirm all that, right?
What customers have to say about Briggs & Stratton 1022ER
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So, there aren’t particularly too many direct responses for the Briggs & Stratton 1022ER version with remote chute out there. But from all the information we could gather, the goods can be easily summed up to a few important attributes:
- It is very easy and intuitive to set up;
- The electric start gets it going right away, without having to use the recoil backup;
- The unit seems to run very smooth and easy on flat surfaces;
- And, all in all, it is well-worth the money as it can handle both dry and wet snow at low temperatures.
Trying to spot the potential flaws of this gas-powered snow blower, we’ve come to discover that:
- The main complaint is that the wheels are rather small, which makes it difficult to push uphill. As already suggested, the best results are on flat ground. And if you can’t afford to work on a level, you might have a hard time with it.
- Other complaints are somewhat isolated incidents, possibly relating to the assembly of that particular unit. Either way, the unit still doesn’t have too many reviews. And since it’s relatively new, we’ll have to wait and see what else we can find on it.
Pros & cons of using this gas-powered snow blower
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By now, we have almost everything it takes to start sketching a conclusion. Allow us to wrap up the pros and cons and share a few details regarding the warranty. And after that, you’ll be able to draw your own conclusion.
On the plus side, if you choose the Briggs & Stratton 1022ER with remote chute, you’ll benefit from:
- A compact unit that makes it possible to easily control and maneuver it, while saving space when stored in the garage;
- A product from a highly-reputable brand, with a more than decent warranty;
- Two start options, electric and recoil;
- Resistance to harsh conditions and easy start even from the electric button;
- An auger-assisted drive system to help you push it more easily;
- A lightweight gas-powered snow blower, at least compared to other gas models;
- The convenience of adjusting both the chute and the deflector remotely, while operating with it.
The only drawbacks we could spot are in terms of design, as it has:
- No headlight;
- Relatively small wheels;
- No serrated metal and rubber blade.
Warranty & support terms for Briggs & Stratton 1022ER
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As a gas-powered snow blower designed for residential use, this unit has a 3-year limited warranty. Details about the warranty and support terms of the product you have purchased are available on the official website. Conditions for best use and terms that control the warranty status are also shared within the operator’s manual.
If you’re going to use the online resource, the briggsandstratton.com website has this special SUPPORT section. All you have to do is to go to Warranty Information. In there, follow the prompts to locate your product and access product specific warranties.
Final considerations of Briggs & Stratton 1022ER gas-powered snow blower
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You may not have seen too many reviews from the Briggs & Stratton 1022ER users and still… You’re looking at a gas unit that promises a lot. The price, for all these design features and power outcomes, is more than decent. And you have the manufacturer’s reputation to rely on. Are you a seasoned user of gas models or this will be your first? It doesn’t really matter, giving this Briggs & Stratton 1022ER remote chute model a chance should not disappoint you!