Briggs and Stratton 22" SnowShredder Single-Stage Snowblower Snowblower Reviews

Briggs and Stratton 22″ SnowShredder Single-Stage Snowblower

With an upgraded easy starting engine and a specially designed auger, the Briggs & Stratton 22″ SnowShredder clears any light to moderate snowfall winter can throw at it.

10-Second Summary

  • 250 cc engine specifically designed for snowblowers
  • SnowShredder auger chops up icy snow as you go
  • 22″ clearing width
  • 30′ throwing distance
  • Push button electric start
  • Self-propelled
  • Price: ~$630


Notable SnowShredder Features

  • Briggs & Stratton 1150 Snow Series Engine: Briggs & Stratton specially designed the Snow Series engines to start up quickly and easily in temperatures up to -20°. They even made the controls easy to use when you’re wearing mittens.


  • SnowShredder Serrated Auger: Fourteen serrated surfaces help this auger tear through icy snow faster and more efficiently. This is a design you won’t find on anyone else’s snow thrower.

  • Quick-Adjust Deflector
  • Push Button Electric Start
  • Electric Chute Rotation
  • Integrated Incandescent Headlight
  • Self-Propelled Auger Drive System

What You Can Expect

The Briggs & Stratton SnowShredder sports the kind of features and performance specs that will make light to moderate clearing a breeze. Its electric start 250cc engine generates 11.5 ft-lbs of torque, turning a serrated auger that’s specially designed to work well in even frozen-over piles.

SnowShredderIn case your throw clearance is a concern, Briggs & Stratton claims that this SnowShredder can chuck snow up to 30 feet depending on the conditions. Electronic chute controls will keep you from having to manually switch every time you turn, but you will need to set the throw height and distance by hand.

It is important to note that, while the SnowShredder will clear snow right down to the pavement, it doesn’t have a height adjustment. If you have an uneven driveway, pay special attention to bumps and dips to avoid damage to your snow thrower or driveway.

Finally, you’ll find a headlight just below the handle to clear after the sun goes down. It’ll work before the sun comes up, but your neighbors might not appreciate the gas engine at that point.



You’re looking at roughly $630 to bring the Briggs & Stratton 22″ SnowShredder home with you. You can move down to a 208 cc version (9.5 ft-lbs) to save around $100 if you don’t mind the power tradeoff.

The price is really one of the big deals for this model. Most snowblowers in the 250 cc engine class are at least $100 more expensive.

Briggs & Stratton 22″ SnowShredder Specs

  • Model Number: Briggs & Stratton 1696741
  • Clearing Width: 22″
  • Intake Height: 12.5″
  • Auger Diameter: 10″
  • Auger Type: SnowShredder Serrated Auger
  • Engine: Snow Series single stage 250 cc
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.2 quarts (0.8 gallons)
  • Chute Deflector: Quick Adjust
  • Drive Type: Auger-Propelled
  • Throwing Distance: 30 ft
  • Torque: 11.5 ft-lbs
  • Chute Rotation: 200° Electric
  • Tire Size/Thread (in): 8″ x 2″
  • Headlight: Dual Incandescent
  • Consumer Warranty: 3-year
  • Commercial Warranty: 90-day
  • MSRP: $623.01



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