With winter, flakes of crystallized ice will fall from the sky making travel a thrill ride for many. For everyone else, the deep and well packed snow will be large, labor intensive, inconvenience. That makes now a great time to consider a dual stage, snow blower to keep your driveways and sidewalks clear.
Two stage blowers can easily handle deep, moist snow and snow blown up by street plows.
Two Stages Are Better Than One
In a single stage blower, the auger also acts as the impeller, discharging the snow. For a two stage blower, the snow is handled by both an auger and a separate impeller making the process more efficient but also more powerful to handle deeper and well packed snow.
Typically, two stage blowers are powered by a gasoline engine as both the auger and impeller must be powerful enough to work independently to handle large amounts of snow.
Many two stage blowers are also self propelled making mobility a lot easier and thus more stable for both the blower and operator. They tend to have large, snow grip tires that makes navigating snow and ice a breeze.
In terms of performance, they are among the most heavy duty blowers and come in sizes that range from 21 inch cuts to 45 inch cuts and can be used for both residential and commercial applications. If you have to deal with heavy snow fall, a two stage blower is right for you.
Five Great Two Stage Blowers
Top Heavy Duty Snow Thrower
A blower with a cutting swath of 27 inches and an intake of 21 inches, this – Poulan PRO Model #PR270 Blower is a large blower for deep snow. All steel construction, remotely operated discharge tube and a discharge range up to 30 feet.
It has a powerful engine and it is electric start for fast and easy starting. This is an great blower for around the home to clear driveways and sidewalks.
Best Dual-Stage Snow Thrower
A well known and highly recognized brand, this Briggs and Stratton Model #1696614 Blower is perfect for home use. It cuts a 24 inch swath with a 20 inch intake and a discharge range of up to 30 feet.
It is electric start for quick and easy starting and is of an all steel construction. It has multiple forward speeds a single reverse speed and it is easy to use and operate. Great for any size home.
Best Snowblower for Driveway
Thirty inches of cutting space and an intake of 21 inches gives this blower – Yard Machines Model #31AH65FH700 Blower plenty of power and performance to keep your space clear. Electric start, self propelled with multiple speeds, this blower is a snow throwing machine.
All steel construction and a discharge range over 30 feet give this blower the edge. It also has a light to use in low light conditions. This blower can be used for residential or commercial applications.
Top Snow Thrower for Heavy Snow
Made in the U.S.A., this blower – Ariens Platinum Model #921029 Blower has a 350+cc engine for extreme power to cut a 30 inch swath. Designed for commercial or residential use, this powerful blower is electric start, all steel constructed and has multiple speeds in both directions.
Large rear tires offer stability and mobility and it is easy to maneuver. It has skids so it can be used on any surface. This is an excellent blower for any home or business.
High Performance Snow Thrower
Another blower made in the U.S.A., this one – Ariens Model #921023 Blower uses tracks instead of wheels for superior mobility, stability and operation. Electric start, and with multiple speeds in both directions, this blower can cut a 28 inch swath with an intake of 21 inches and a discharge range of over 30 feet. Easy to use and even easier to run, this blower is great for any home or business.
When working with power equipment, always wear the appropriate safety gear. Since blowers can discharge snow a good distance, always be aware of your surroundings for your safety and that of others. Additionally, always remember to read and follow the operator’s manual.