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Although snowblower producers such as Toro typically begin to focus on lawn mower production in the winter, the sudden shortage of snowblowers has prompted Minnesota-based Toro to continue production and shipment of its snowblowers like the consumer power shovel.
The recent storm has dropped over a foot of snow over New Jersey and other areas and with several more weeks left of winter, the demand for both electric and gas snowblowers will remain steady!
If you are in the market for a new snowblower it is a good idea to make your purchase soon. Forecasts for snow will soon be a daily occurrence and you want to be prepared and not forced to buy whatever might be left over at the stores. Research is key as snowblowers are not a small purchase and they are definitely not a a grab-and-go purchase.
There are three types of walk-behind snowblowers:
• Two-stage gas snowblowers. Typically these are best suited for wide or long driveways and are best for removing wet, heavy snowfall.
“Two-stage units are big, powerful machines that can throw nearly a ton of snow per minute,” says Christine Cheng, marketing manager for Toro. “That’s why it’s critical to select a snowblower that’s easy to operate, especially when it’s turning. You shouldn’t have to ‘muscle’ or lift the snowblower to maneuver it. Nor should you have to push and hold the snowblower in place while it bites into heavy snowdrifts.”
• Single-stage gas snowblowers. These are best for smaller driveways that are flat and because these types aer easier and lighter to handle, many residental homeowners opt for this type. It’s noted on snowblowerguide.com that single-stage units aren’t good on gravel driveways because the auger contacts the surface and can throw stones. Also, the auger’s limited drive action isn’t enough for steep hills and can pull from side to side.
• Single-stage electric snow blowers. These are considered best for flat driveways or decks and walks, and clearing snow accumulation of 4 inches or less. These types of blowers are very light and because they are electric they are environmentally friendly and are quieter.
Consumer Reports recently tested and recommended the best snowblowers available on the market today and the Toro Power Clear 210R38587 single-stage gas model, and the Toro1800 Power Curve 38025 was on their recommended list.
Call or stop by today to find out more about the Toro snowblowers!