It takes a powerful blower to deal with that type of situation and that power comes with gasoline as the power source. Double stage blowers are the best for handling deep snow and when coupled with a gas powered engine there is little they can’t handle.
Gas powered, self propelled, walk behind blowers are just the ticket for getting rid of deep and well packed snow. Designed to handle deep snow, these blowers have large tires or tracks to power through the snow. This is important as snow or ice can adversely effect the traction but the larger tires have more surface area so have better traction.
Additionally, these larger snow removal blowers are double stage, which means they have a separate auger and impeller. This makes the snow removal process more efficient and thus more snow is removed.
When purchasing a larger blower for deep snow, make sure that the gear box is either cast iron or forged steel as these are able to handle the strain of deeper snow better than some of the lessor firm gear boxes or transmissions.
A big blower does not have to be wide to remove deep snow so there cutting width is based on your need not that of the blower itself. Below are five great blowers for removing deep and hard packed snow or snow that is wet and sticky.
Five Great Deep Snow Blowers
Top Gas Powered Snow Blower
This walk behind blower – Powerland Model #PDST24E Blower is a two stage blower with remote operated discharge tube. It has a 24 inch cutting width and can cut up to 18 inches deep snow. It has multiple forwards speeds and one reverse speed.
It is gasoline powered and has large rear driving tires. It has adjustable skids to handle any surface. This is a great blower for those who have small to medium areas to cover.
Best Rated Small 2-Stage Snow Thrower
A gasoline powered blower with a cutting swath of 24 inches and can cut up to 20 inches in depth. This blower – Power Smart Model #DB7659A Blower uses a joystick type handle for control and has multiple forward speeds and reverse.
It has a remote operated discharge tube and can discharge snow up to 30 feet. It has an all steel auger and gear box as well as an all steel impeller. This is a great blower for small to medium yards.
Best Deal for Large Snow Thrower
With push button electric starting, there are no worries about getting this 26 inch blower running. The Troy-Bilt Model #31AM66P3766 has an intake depth up to 20 inches and has adjustable skids for any surface.
This gasoline powered blower has an all steel auger and impeller for superior running and has multiple speed in forward and a single in reverse. Overall, a great residential blower.
Most Powerful Snow Blower to Buy
This blower – Ariens Model #10G178 is an all steel blower made in the U.S. The transfer case is made of commercial level steel and the impeller and auger are also steel. The engine is 343cc giving it plenty of power and performance.
It has a cutting depth of 32 inches and over 20 inches on the intake. Multiple speeds forward and reverse and the skids are fully adjustable for surface control. This is a great blower for either residential or commercial use.
Best Snowblower for Heavy Wet Snow
A 420cc engine propels this self propelled walk behind blower that is fully tracked. With treads like a tank, the Ariens Model #926042 Blower can power through deep snow with ease. The cutting swath is 28 inches wide and over 20 inches deep.
This is a powerful blower for deep and well packed, wet snow. Perfect for commercial or residential use.
As with any power equipment purchase, read and follow the instructions included in the manual. This promotes your safety and the longevity of the tool. Always remember to wear the appropriate safety equipment and always be aware of your surroundings for you safety and that of others.