Snow blowers vary in power and other details, but they nearly all operate with an auger that loosens and pitches snow through a chute. Two-stage models feature an impeller resembling a fan that allows the machine to throw snow a greater distance. Snow blowers are available in gas-powered or electrical versions.Continue Reading
Electric snow blowers tend to be smaller than their gas-powered counterparts, making them a better choice for tight spots and small spaces. They use augers just like gas-powered snow blowers, but do not require maintenance, such as oil changes.
Single-stage snow blowers operate with gas engines. Their augers scoop snow and throw it out a chute. The augers on these machines touch the ground and are capable of hurtling rocks along with the snow. Therefore, the machines are not safe for use on gravel surfaces, A single-stage blower is capable of clearing snow up to 12 inches deep.
For deeper snow, many people use a two-stage snow blower. A two-stage blower not only handles snow 20 inches deep and often deeper, but throws snow a greater distance, in some cases as far as 50 feet. The auger on a two-stage machine does not touch the ground, making it safe to use on gravel surfaces.Learn more about Tools
Some popular snow blowers that are available at Tractor Supply include the Cub Cadet SWE, the Cub Cadet 3X 28 inches and the Jonsered J621ES Premium 21-inch Single Stage snow blower. All three of the snow blowers have customer ratings of four stars or higher as of August 2015.Full Answer >
When buying a snow blower, consider the different types of snow blowers, know what the special features are and don't choose based on size alone. Also be wary of sales pitches when shopping for them, and don't limit your selection to only the most expensive brands.Full Answer >
Snow shovels, snow blowers, ice choppers, snow pushers and snow plows are some good tools to use for snow removal. Additionally, power scrapers and snow-melting cables get rid of stubborn snow and ice with little effort.Full Answer >
Replacement parts for a Honda HS35 snow blower are available for order from authorized Honda parts websites, such as Shank's Honda Parts. Customers can also use sites like PartsTree that offer parts from multiple vendors.Full Answer >