If you have acres of property, a bad back, or a bunch of idle children, a snow blower might be a prudent deal this winter time of year. But when you start researching that new snow blower, there are lots of diverse kinds and types of features you want to select from. Here is a quick guide for the snow hampered.
Step 1 – Sit back and look at the impending work load. Clearing a pathway on the walkway to your front entrance would best fit an electric model. But if your situation has a longer driveway and a street walkway where the electric cord might not be long enough, then a single stage snow blower will work. A two stage snow blower is best for huge driveways and in areas where you get massive snowstorms. This blower mulches the ice and snow, grinding it up and then throwing it out the chute.
Step 2 – How much can you lift?. As you may have guessed, two-stage snow blowers are extensively heavier than their one-stage cousins are up to 100 pounds for a gas-powered model, compared to as little as 10 lbs for a single-stage electric. If your motivation for purchasing a snow blower is physical disability, you might be better paying someone to clear your land rather than push or carry a enormous, arduous blower about the courtyard.
Step 3 – What is your acceptance for noise levels?. Gas-powered, two-stage snow blowers can be as noisy as commercial construction equipment, so if you have inchy neighbors, try to find a somewhat quiet model (you can typically find the decibel level on the box; if not, ask a salesperson). Electric snow blowers are quieter, but are less effective.
Step 4 – What surface are you clearing? Gravel sidewalks and driveways are not made for the single stage snow blower. This blower will boot up debris because the blades spin fast. If your property has lots of gravel (or other movable surfaces), you have no option but to buy a two-stage blower, which won’t accidentally disfigure or slaughter harmless passersby.
Step 5 – Are you a handy person?. If you’re the type who feels uneasy pouring petrol into anything other than a car, a gas-powered blower possibly will not be the finest decision, because it requires standard refueling. Plowing your driveway with an electric blower plugged into a wall with tons of electricity sitting in watery circumstances might not be your option.. This decision is all yours.
On this particular mission, the snowblower’s progress is hindered due to the considerable height of the snow wall. The snowblower actually derailed a couple of times on this strip, which meant a heavy crane had to be brought in so that the train could be put back on tracks – a very difficult and costful operation. Filmed on the Romanian railways, during winter ’12.