Not too long ago, we introduced you to the American manufacturer Troy-Bilt and its Storm 2625 snow blower. Today, we’re looking at Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 – call it the big brother, if you prefer. It is bigger, more powerful, capable of tackling snow even more aggressively. Did you like that previous model but felt it’s not the right choice for the harsh winters in your area? This one comes with great potential for heavy snow, but let’s take a look at what it has to offer.
Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 main technical features
Anyone interested in purchasing a powerful snow blower will first ask about its clearing path. The deeper and the wider, the more attractive it will be so Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 definitely catches the eye. We’re looking at 45 inches in width and 22 inches in depth, obviously, from one pass. But that’s almost twice the width of Troy-Bilt Storm 2625! Does it really have enough power under the hood to support all that?
This question brings us to the second most important question, the engine configuration. We’re talking, again, about a 4-cycle OHV engine with two reverse and six forward speeds. This time, however, it has a maximum piston displacement of 420cc! Add the 16-inch auger and the impeller – looks like it has the force to pull out that much snow.
Two other specifications you really need to know of are:
- 25-gallon fuel capacity – works with gas only;
- 37-oz oil capacity – preferably to use 5W-30 oil;
The powerful engine with electric start makes this product look like a great choice. On top of all that, the unit is equipped with Touch ‘n Turn power steering and all-wheel drive. So, one hand should move it around while the other hand should tackle the chute or the pitch controls. Both features make it easier to maneuver, which will ease some of the worries we are about to underline.
Speaking of worries, you probably picture a massive snow blower with the right technical features for the harshest winters. How much space and what kind of design will Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 take, you wonder?
The design of Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 snow blower
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To kill the suspense, Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 measures 58.5 x 49.5 x 36.5 inches. Also, it weighs 473 pounds. If the tech features were, in some instances, almost twice more powerful than Storm 2625, so are the dimensions… This unit is pretty heavy and bulky, yet it also has some aces up the sleeve.
The design of this snow blower definitely makes your life easier as:
- It moves a bit harder, but it has an extra wide clearing path. The 45 inches in width will allow you to make considerably fewer passes!
- Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 sits on 16 x 6.5-inch X-Trac tires, the type of solid tires that almost plow through the snow.
- It boasts a crank 180-degree chute equipped with remote pitch control. This means that it displaces snow easily and evenly, again, sparing you from having to do too many passes.
- The in-dash headlight will prove handy whenever you feel like cleaning your yard and driveway, day or night.
- The heated grips and the reflective stripes improve comfort and safety no matter how late you’re working outside.
- And if you were worried about its durability, it comes with serrated steel augers and reinforced steel house.
Pleased by how the Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 presents so far? Let’s continue with some direct feedback coming from our readers on this particular snow blower.
What customers have to say about Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510
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As expected, not even this snow blower benefits from two reviews alike. There are many readers perfectly happy with it, just like there are readers complaining that they got it broken. And depending on where they bought it from, the assistance was more or less satisfying. Among those who call it a “monster”, the opinion is straightforward: it can handle whatever the winter throws at you.
Also, an important thing for a massive unit like this one is to start smoothly. According to the majority of the reviews out there, it sure does. Whether they use the electric start or the recoil starter, it takes off almost instantly.
Moving on to the less peachy side:
- It seems difficult to handle, requiring quite a lot of pushing and pulling. Older people are not pleased about having to add their own strength to the 4-wheel traction of the snow blower.
- Moreover, it looks like the Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 tends to clog easily when the snow is very wet. Having to clear the blades with their hands is something that our readers are quite unhappy about.
- Apparently, the machine can easily fret its shear bolts if you hit gravels or rocks too many times. Auger belts seem to require constant replacement also, customers complaining about having to change spare parts often.
Feeling a little puzzled by the contradictory reviews? Let’s recap the main advantages and disadvantages.
Pros & cons of using this snow blower
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Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 has some undeniable pros under its belt:
- Ideal for snow of various depths;
- Equipped to display large amounts of snow from one pass, making for a fast and less tiring snow cleaning;
- Features two different starting systems, the electric button and the recoil starter;
- Easy to handle thanks to the modern Touch ‘n Turn Power Steering technology and the Just One Hand Operation feature;
- Extremely powerful, thanks to the engine configuration and the all-wheel drive system;
- Easy to maneuver through any kind of snow with its solid tires;
- Convenient to use even at night, due to the in-dash headlight.
In the spirit of full disclosure, this snow blower also has a few drawbacks, such as:
- It is a heavy and bulky unit – even if it’s relatively easy to drive, it can still be challenging to store it in tighter or underground places;
- This thrower isn’t quite suitable for sloped or steeped areas, again, because of its heavy weight;
- It takes proper maintenance and knowing how to refill with gas and oil, when and how to change oil etc.;
- It has no UL, CSA or ETL safety listing.
Warranty & support terms for Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510
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If you’ve ever looked into the general warranty terms that Troy-Bilt offers for its products, you know what to expect. This particular snow blower comes with a two-year limited warranty that only applies to non-commercial use.
Normal wear parts are covered by a 30-days warranty in terms of material and workmanship. And the attachments are protected against defects for one year from the date of purchase.
Available for sale only inside the U.S. and Canada, Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 only benefits from warranty in these states.
To express your warranty right, you will have to make the proof of purchase and approach the local authorized service dealer.
Final considerations of Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510
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If you’re interested in purchasing a Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 4510 snow blower, it’s definitely not one of the cheapest options. At the same time, it comes with some technical features and design options that are really hard to beat. Now, do you consider yourself fit enough to handle “the monster”? Are you planning to tackle even surfaces and no steep driveways? Your winters are going to be a lot easier if you make this choice.