Baby it's cold outside and snowy, dad or the person who has to shovel your driveway and sidewalks would certainly love a new snow blower this winter. We have rounded up the best deals online for you and have tips on the best way to snow blow your walks and drive.
Snow blowers come in electric, gas with electric starters and full gas models and vary greatly in price.
The least expensive model seems to be the Snow Joe 18-Inch Electric Snow Thrower, Amazon's price is $137, Walmart price is $169 .The prices do vary so click to check today's price. The GreenWorks 12 Amp 20" Corded Snow ThrowerSnow is the most popular model this frigid winter and is selling for $175.32 (reg. $249.99). The Joe 18-Inch 13.5-Amp Electric Snow Thrower with Headlight Amazon price $139.99, Walmart Price $171. WORX 18" 13-Amp Electric Snow Blower $229 at Walmart, $219 at Amazon. Amazon has a GreenWorks 26032 12 Amp 20" Corded Snow Thrower for $175.
There's a step before gas snow blowers with this Snow Joe cordless single stage snow blower with rechargeable Lithium battery $399 at amazon and this one is the exact same price at Target.
Gas powered blowers are quite a step up in price but of course are more convenient when you don't have to deal with an electric cord getting caught on the snow drifts, or tripping you up.
The cream of the crop in snow blowing equipment also combines the gas with an electric easy start feature like this Power Smart 2 stage 24-inch Gas Powered Thrower for $524.33 at Amazon.
A comparable model at Target would be this Yard Machines 24" 208cc Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower at $598. Target does have an intermediate model the Yard Machines 21" 123cc Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower for $358.
If you are looking to really go for the cream of the crop you are going to want a gas mower.
- Power Smart 24-inch gas powered 2-stage snow thrower with electric starter selling for $616 with free shipping or
- Murray Snow Series 22-Inch Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered Single Stage Snow Thrower With Electric Start is $599 with free shipping.
- Poulan Pro 24-Inch 208cc LCT Gas Powered Two-Stage Snow Thrower With Electric Start $729 (save $10 now)
- The mac daddy of snow throwers would be this one with electric start and power steering. You would be the king of your neighborhood while you powered through the deep snow with the Husqvarna 27-Inch 291cc SnowKing for $1130.
The prices and features go up from there so keep checking these links for any last minute sales on Amazon or at Walmart. Both offer online shipping for free or store delivery at your closest Walmart store and there are reviews of each model right on the sites which is handy.
Wiki-how had some tips on how to most efficiently plow your sidewalks and driveways.
- Figure out which way the wind is blowing and shovel with the wind.
- Plan in advance where you are going to pile the snow. Up against the house is not a good option as it could lead to flooding of the foundation or basement.
- Be sure to bundle up in the appropriate snow gear before you start.
- Stop every so often and stretch and look at your accomplishment.
Decide on a pattern. Now that you know which way to blow snow, and where you want it to end up, an efficient pattern to clear the snow must be created. You can waste a lot of time going over areas more than once as a result of not planning your snow clearing pattern well. Your best pattern will depend on wind speed and direction, how powerful your machine is (how far it is capable of throwing the snow), and the moisture content of the snow. Bear in mind that your goal is to throw the snow one time only.
Take those tips into consideration and pass along to the lucky recipient of the new snow thrower you are buying them this winter.
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