Some Bolens MTD snow throwers are: Yard Machines 31A-2M1E700, MTD Gold 31AS2T5E704 Single Stage, MTD Gold 31AS2S1E704 Single Stage, Yard Machines 31AS63EE700 Two Stage, MTD Gold 31BM63LF704 Two Stage and Yard Man 31AS2S1E701 Single Stage. Single-stage throwers are ideal for clearing medium volumes of snow, and are used primarily in small areas and short driveways, while two-stage throwers can clear up to 2 feet of dense snow. Throwers operate using gasoline or electricity, and are driven by an auger assist.
The Yard Machines 31A-2M1E700 has a clearing width of 21 inches and an intake height of 13 inches. It runs on a 123cc Powermore OHV engine, and does not have an electric start. This machine is manually operated, and has a long, adjustable handle for comfortable steering. It has a throttle start and an EZ Chute Control system.
The Yard Machines 31AS63EE700 two stage is larger than its single stage cousin, with a clearing width of 24 inches and intake height of 21 inches. It is powered by a 123cc Powermore OHV engine, and has multiple speeds, including forward and reverse. This machine, however, runs with an electric start, which facilitates cold weather starting, notes Husqvarna.
The MTD 31A-050-706 is a slightly smaller machine; it has a clearing height of 14 inches, and an intake height of just under 10 inches. This snow thrower has an 11-amp power system, and starts with an electric control.