Looking for an assistance to shovel the snow during winter? You are undecided between a snow plow and a snow blower? What are advantages of snow blower when compared to the snow plow? If those previous questions are on your mind, this article serves as a general guideline to help you compare both devices. Let us analyze and compare both equipments and from there, you can decide which is more suitable for you.
One of the main differences between the two machines is the mechanism of their operations. The plow is a dependent object that needs a moving partner to operate. The blade of the snow plow needs to be attached to a mount that is located in front of the vehicle. The blade has a safety mechanism that will detect any hard objects during the operation. For example, once the blade hit a curb, it will bounce back, which will protect the blade from any damages. When looking at the maintenance, the snow plow needs minimal maintenance because only one part needs regular check up, which is the blades.
On the other hand, a snow blower can be a standalone machine that removes the snow from the intended pathway. Likewise the snow plow, the snow blower can also be used with a vehicle, by attaching the blower to the front of the vehicle. When compared to the snow plow, a snow blower removes the snow farther away rather than just to the sides of the pavement. However, this great characteristic comes with a great demand for maintenance. The blower has three main parts that need regular check up, which are the engine, the control system and the rotating parts.
This article is intended to give you a basic introduction on both machines. From here, you have the options to choose between the blower and the plow based on your priority. Remember that each machine has its own advantages and drawbacks. However, one thing that I can guarantee is that either device will provide you a great assistance when compared to manual shoveling.