MTD snow blowers are found under several different brand names. MTD is the parent company of snow blowers including White Outdoor, Yard Machines, and Yard Man. They are set up to call White the premium brand, and the others are the discount brands. You will generally find White Outdoor at dealers, and Yard Machines and Yard Man at different big box stores. MTD is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.
None of these brands should be considered to be top end with Honda, Toro and Ariens, but most certainly will get the job done. With the White Outdoor snow blowers, you will find cheaper alternatives and still be able to get replacement parts and full dealer service. The other MTD snow blowers will be found at mass retailers who generally cannot get replacement parts for you, although Farm & Fleet is one exception.
The trade-off ? Money of course, MTD snow blowers are still some of the most popular snow blowers on the market because of their price points. They base a product around price, and they hit it. There aren’t many 5 HP, Electric Start models with a Tecumseh Snow King engine for under $400, but that is exactly what White Outdoor offers.
Some of their lower brands offer great small snow blower with electric start also, but these really are for light snows and areas that do not receive much snow. Either way, with their prices, MTD snow blowers are hard to ignore.