Our Top Rated Snow Blower
When Choosing The Best Snow Blower
We dislike to move or hate to do anything that we must need to do during winter as that season our body become lazy because of freezing cold (Unless your a numb robot that don’t feel those cold as ice) 😜hehe. But we must have to work on. Specially when we see a lot of snow surround in our backyard, we have to clean and to clear up everything to avoid accident.
So when choosing the best snow thrower it should be considered that gasoline snow blowers are still the best units for clearing larger areas from snow. 2-stage machines, whether mountain or flat land, wet snow or powder snow, are achieved with best results during clearing work. The one who has to expect lots of snow during winter should buy a 2-stage gasoline snow blower electric start machine armed with special winter engine and tires.
Advantages of gasoline snow throwers are the independence of the power connection and the high area clearing work performance. Gasoline snow blowers are offered in addition to the obligatory manual pulley with two different starter systems. Electric start (E-Start) and battery start, where due to the better cold tolerance no lithium ions but conventional batteries are used. Powerful machines are equipped almost exclusively with E-Start, since cadmium lead batteries fail sometimes at high minus temperatures and the snow blower has to be started by hand, which is of course not so comfortable and takes a little more effort. These more powerful machines are also often used in the alpine area and are therefore sometimes equipped instead of wheels with a caterpillar drive, which offers even more off-road capability.
Our product of choice is the Briggs & Stratton 24″ Dual-Stage Snow Blower w/Electric Start and Snow Engine
24-Inch wide clearing path with a 20-inch Intake height
Powerful 950 snow series 208cc engine for 9.5-foot-pounds of torque
Friction disk drive system and equipped with an electric start for effortless starting
Equipped with an electric start for effortless starting and auger diameter is 12 inch
3-year limited equipment and engine warranty
Free hand Control – The free hand control allows you to drive the snow thrower with one hand while using the controls with your other hand, eliminating the simple struggles while operating your snow thrower
Steel Reversible Skid Shoes -The steel reversible skid shoes make plowing through the snow easy. It takes less effort to maneuver this snow thrower though any condition of snow.
Dash Mounted Chute Rotation – Dash mounted chute rotation and an on panel chute deflector make it easier to remove unwanted snow from your yard along with 14-inch by 4-inch tires and single LED headlights
How Did We Test?
What Did We Test?
Performance, Handling, Usability, Durability
Where Did We Test?
Sidewalk, Driveway Street, Garage Driveway, Garden Path
What’s Hot, What’s Not?
Overall Price Quality Ratio
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By The Way, How Does A Snow Blower Work?
The functional principle no matter wheel or caterpillar drive, is always the same. During operation, snow and ice are first picked up with an auger or a milling clearing screw, then shredded and ejected either directly (single stage snow blower) or with the help of a high-performance blower (dual stage snow blower) over a chimney or discharge chute with a range of up to 15 meters. The snow throughput especially from dual stage snow thrower machines is enormous, because the snow is not simply pushed to the side, but milled, recorded compressed to the inside and then ejected laterally in a large arc over an adjustable discharge chute. With good machines, the speed of the vehicle and the auger can be controlled independently of each other. In addition, adjustable skids and an independently shiftable clutch enable use even in extreme snow conditions, such as a wall that a snow plow has pressed onto the sidewalk.
Note: The area performance specification statement of the manufacturer always refers to powder snow and therefore 25% of the estimated possible amount of cleared space should be deducted as a matter of fact for the real world.
If the snowthrower is used in mountainous areas, where it has significantly lower temperatures in winter than in the lowlands, a winter engine and possibly a machine with caterpillar drive is recommended
Snow Bower Drive Types And Engine Technology
Many smaller snow blowers have no own drive and have to be pushed forward on wheels (lawnmower principle), which can sometimes be very exhausting. By contrast, larger-sized machines have their own drive, allowing them to master inclines and uneven surfaces perfectly and comfortably. Special winter tires for better traction or in case of particularly steep slopes and icy surfaces snow chains are recommended. For the big tasks the caterpillar drive is the measure of everything when it comes to traction!
Till now particular for snow terms modified 4 stroke Otto gasoline engines with an automatic low oil cut-off system for maximum protection and hydrostatic drive or hydrostatic transmission have proven to be an engine technology for snow clearing work. These motors are particularly low maintenance and extremely robust. The special feature is that both the speed and forward and reverse travel can be steplessly controlled. With a hydrostatic transmission, precise driving is possible without jerking, and in terms of wear, this is better than any other transmission, since it contains hardly any moving parts. Only the oil level should be checked regularly.