What To Know Before Buying A Commercial Snow Blower For Your Residential Property
It might sound cliché, but selecting a snow blower is quite similar to choosing the right pair of shoes. Both require finding the perfect fit for your specific needs and conditions.
There are primarily two types of snow blowers: single-stage and two-stage (although three-stage models exist as well). While single-stage blowers are easier to handle, they falter in the face of heavy snow. On the other hand, two-stage models are the heavy lifters of snow removal — great for more extensive, snowier areas but more complex to maneuver. Most commercial models are two-stage snow blowers. Such a snow blower is usually the better choice for most residential properties with heavy snowfall (at least a foot of snow).
Ultimately, the choice depends on the size and power you need to match your property’s scale. Bigger isn’t necessarily better, as a heavy-duty model like the Snow Beast 45″ may plow through the snow like a champ, but it also needs a place in your garage. The last thing you want to do is wrestle with a bulky machine half-asleep on a snowy morning.
The rest is personal preference, as some features on snow blowers can be game-changers for different people. Power steering can save you from a 200-pound workout, heated hand grips can feel like a blessing on freezing mornings, and electric starts can be a back-saver. It’s these little things that can transform snow removal from a chore to a more manageable task.