Skip Shoveling, Pick Up a Snow Blower This Winter
Gas vs. Battery-Operated vs. Electric Snow Blower: Which to Choose
Snow blowers come in a range of styles and power options, so which one should you choose? There are some main considerations you should take into account when choosing between a gas, battery-operated or electric snow blower:
- Gas snow blowers, like this Honda 28” 2-Stage, will provide you with more power, reach and clearance than electric or battery-operated alternatives, but come with a larger price tag. There’s also the issue of maintenance upkeep to ensure it stays operable season after season.
- Electric snow blowers, such as this Earthwise 18” Snow Thrower, are a good option for those with smaller, flat driveways that won’t require tire chains, since they are plugged into an outlet and will only reach as far as your extension cord.
- Battery-operated snow blowers, similar to a Greenworks 40V Single-Stage, have made huge advances in the past several years. Some models even compete with their electric counterparts in terms of snow-throwing performance.
Does L&M Fleet Supply offer snow blower sales?
Yes. Our hardware stores participate in sales throughout the year, including season-end discounts on all snow blowers and accessories. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on snow blower deals.
What are the products commonly called “snow throwers”?
Although often used interchangeably, snow throwers and snow blowers are two different types of machines. Snow throwers are single-stage, in that they pick up the snow and throw it out the chute in one motion. Snow blowers, however, are two-stage, meaning they scoop, feed and blow the snow out of a chute via an impeller.