Snow comes in different varieties depending on the condition in which it falls. Heavy snow can be like powder and easy to remove or snow can be light and dense from excess moisture and ice and all points in between.
Therefore it is necessary to be able to deal with any snow condition and that takes power, especially in areas that get lots of snow each year. Power can be determined by a variety of factors but the most common way of determining power is the cubic centimeter rating of the engine or cc. The higher the cc. the more powerful the engine.
Typically, the higher the cubic centimeter rating the larger and higher the horsepower and thus the overall power of the blower. However, it is important to understand that raw power is only part of the equation. It is how that power is transferred that really makes a difference.
Therefore, understanding the quality and size of the gear box or transmission will help determine if the power is capable of being transferred to the blades and impeller properly. All steel gears, proper gear ratios and more are what to look for in a transmission. Unfortunately, delving into the details of the transmission is not always possible, therefore if true power is in demand then it will require some research to find exact details.
For the most part, just the cubic centimeters are a fine indicator of the overall power of the blower. Finally, for real power the blower must be two stage, as single stage blowers are not as powerful as the larger, two stage blowers.
Five Powerful Snow Blowers
Best Snow Thrower on the Market
This blower – Troy-Bilt Model #31AM66P3766 Blower is an electric start, self propelled, 243cc blower with steel auger blades and impeller blades. While not the single most powerful blower, this one is great for residential use where more power would just be overkill. 21 inch intake height and 24 inch cutting swath, makes this blower great for larger spaces.
Best Two-Stage Snow Thrower for the Price
A Made in the USA blower, Ariens has been making blowers since 1960, and has been the leading manufacturer of premium blowers since that time. In some cases, older units have been running for 30 years or more. This electric start, tracked blower – Ariens Model #921023 Blower continues that tradition.
A 28 inch wide cutting swath, directional throwing and six forward and one reverse gear make this a powerful blower with the 250cc engine.
Top Rated Snow Blower to Buy
Using a 342cc engine this powerful blower – Ariens Model #ST30DLE Blower can handle any type of snow, from moist to fully packed. Snow 21 inches high fall prey to the all steel auger and it has a cutting swath of 30 inches. This is a commercial grade blower that would be equally at home for someone who needs power around the house.
Overall, a powerful and performing snow removal system that is self propelled and electric start.
Top Rated Snow Thrower on the Market
With six forward and two reverse gears, this electric start, 369cc blower – Ariens Model # 921029 Blower is a snow eater and thrower. Remote operated discharge tube, single hand operation, 30 inch cutting swath and more, this blower has the power to defeat any snow job.
Larger rear tires make it easy to handle and offers great mobility. Commercial use, ranch use or even around a large home, this blower will get the job done.
Best Snowblower for Home
With a 420cc engine, it doesn’t get better than this. Pure power and performance, with single handed operation, cast iron gear box and transmission, all steel parts for the removal system, remote operate discharge tube and more, if there is a need for power, the Ariens Model #10G178 Blower is the blower. With a cutting swath of 32 inches, this blower will make quick work of any surface.
As with any power equipment, read and follow the operator’s manual for your safety and the longevity of the unit. When working with power equipment of any sort, always wear the appropriate safety gear for protection.
Snow blowers project snow a good distance, always be aware of where the snow is being discharged to and never let children play in the discharging snow.