When shoveling snow is as hard on one’s back as it is time-consuming, those who own snow blowers know how priceless an investment it was. Snow blowers provide quick and efficient snow removal that is essential for those who endure long, brutal winters each year. Buehrer’s Power Equipment is a leading supplier of winter equipment, and we carry high-quality and dependable Simplicity snow blowers.
Snow Blower Options
Single-Stage and Two-Stage:
- Single-stage snow blowers are the lightest and easiest to handle. They are best for clearing mid-size with snowfall that averages 8 inches or less. You can get them in either electric or gas models, and they work by an auger directing the snow through a discharge chute. The wheels aren’t engine-driven, instead the auger contacts the surface, providing limited forward-drive action. Since the auger does make contact with the surface, single-stage blowers are best for use on paved surfaces where they won’t pick up rocks or gravel.
- Two-stage snow blowers are gas models capable of handling more than 8 inches of snowfall. These blowers are ideal for clearing large areas and have engine-driven wheels to reduce operator fatigue. Two-stage models also have skid shoes which elevate the auger slightly so you can use it on unpaved surfaces. The auger first collects the snow, then an impeller fan discharges the snow through a chute. This two-stage process moves snow faster and farther than single-stage blowers. You can also find a greater range of features on two-stage blowers.
Still unsure which snow blower options are right for you? Head to Buehrer’s Power Equipment and let our knowledgeable staff assess your needs. We will get you into the right equipment that will ensure snow removal is easy for you this winter!