This means, getting ready for winter snow fall. Now is a good time to take a serious look at either getting a snow blower or replacing an existing blower.
New blowers are cost effective and efficient means at removing everything from light snow to deep snow pack. Having one on hand for the first snow fall, makes you prepared and ready to take on the task.
Understanding the Blower
his blower, either in single or double stage, has wheels on the rear that make it easier to maneuver when removing snow from a sidewalk or driveway. They are powered by corded or cordless electrical power or gasoline.
Each have their advantages and disadvantages so it is important to understand their limitations. Corded electric or cordless blowers are great for small surface areas such as small driveways and limited side walks. They are also best for areas that don’t see extreme amounts of snow.
Gas powered blowers are for medium to large surface areas and are perfect for areas with deep snow fall or where snow tends to pack. Regardless of which specific model, a single stage blower uses a combined auger/impeller system for removal and double has a separate auger and impeller for harder snow fall.
Five Great Walk Behind Snow Blowers
Best Small Electric Snow Thrower
This 15 amp, single stage blower is great for small surface areas and sidewalks. The Snow Joe Model #SJ622E Blower cuts an 18 swath and will cut up to 10 inches deep. In all it moves up to 720 pounds of snow per minute and the discharge is up to 20 distant.
It has a remote operated discharge tube and can discharge up to 20 feet. This is a great, simple to use blower for any home.
Best Snow Blower under $250
Reported as the number one brand of snow blower in the U.S.A., Toro has been building quality power equipment for generations. This blower – Toro Model #38381 Blower is a 15 amp, corded electric blower with a 18 inch cutting swath and will cut to a depth of 10 inches.
Easy start, this blower has a remote discharge tube with a discharge range up to 20 feet. A well built blower for small to medium surface areas.
Best Gas Powered Compact Snow Blower
This model – Yard Machines Model #31A-2M1E700 Blower is a single stage, gas powered blower for those who want or need more power than an electric.
Easy starting, this blower has a remote discharge tube with up to 25 feet and will handle a 18 inch swath with 10 depth.
The 123cc motor delivers a generous amount of power for small spaces. Great for larger driveways and longer sidewalks.
Best Walk Behind Snowblower under $500
A push button start, electric starting, gasoline powered blower that is single stage. The Troy Bilt Squall Model #31AS2T5F766 Blower will cut a 21 inch swath and handle over 10 inches of deep and well packed snow.
It is wheeled for mobility and the discharge tube is remote operated and has a range up to 25 feet. This is a great blower that has a 203cc engine for power and performance.
Best Heavy Duty Snowblower to Buy
For the power to handle deep, moist and packed snow, this two stage blower – Poulan PRO Model #PR241 Blower uses a gasoline powered engine to cut through snow 24 inches wide and 20 inches deep. The discharge tube discharges up to 30 feet and can be used one handled.
It has multiple forward speeds and large tires to handle snow and ice. Skids protect the surface being cleared and it is great for sidewalks as well. A powerful blower for deep snow.
Always remember to read and follow the operator’s instructions for safe operation and storage. Remember to wear the appropriate safety gear and be aware of your surroundings at all time during operation. This is for your safety and that of others.