What are the Different Kinds of Snow Blowers?

Stuart Wellbert
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How Good are Battery Powered Snow Blowers?

I’ll admit, there is something about the corded electric snow blower that is really appealing. There’s also a model known as the kinetic snow blower that has become popular and performs very capably.

The quality of battery powered models has improved. However, they’re still heavier and not as powerful as their gas, electric, and corded counterparts and struggle to handle deeper snow or power through taller snow piles. That’s why this type of blower is better suited for surface snow removal and lighter duty applications.

The advantage of a cordless model is you can go anywhere you want and not be restricted by an extension cord, but the power of this type of unit only allows you to clear light snow and makes it difficult to handle anything heavy or wet.

Even with its shortcomings, battery-powered models are ideal for helping you get around the house during an unexpected snowstorm. Many homeowners have looked for ways to save money within their budget and looked into new models and types of snow blowers that are very cost effective.

What are the Stages of Snow Blowers?

Snow blowers are divided into several stages.

The steps of air flow are:

The steps of snow discharge are:

The first stage of snow blowers is the single-cylinder engine. The engine has a cylinder and crankshaft, but to get rotary power can be related to the engine core with an H-shaped axis. There is also a cylinder with 4 or 5 cylinders, and the 4-cylinder engine’s main shaft rotates at high speeds in the same direction, and the 5-cylinder engine’s main shaft rotates in the opposite direction.

The second stage is the two-cylinder engine, with more than 8 horsepower or more than 70% latent power and related rotation of the axis. The most famous of this is Husqvarna brand.

The third is the brand name. In the third, the core speed of the cylinder is much higher, and the four-cylinder engine is generally 4,700-5,350 rpm.

The fourth stage engine is:

  • The displacing stroke is up to 70 cm3;
  • The power of the engine is up to 16 KW;

The core speed is more than 6000rpm.

Why is There a Reverse Speed on Snow Blowers?

Some handymen are aware about this one already, but if you’ve ever started a snowblower and accidentally forgot to engage the reverse gear, you are all too familiar with the terror that it can bring you.

Remembering to put this switch into reverse and engaging it in time for the chute to actually shift direction can be a pain. This is why you may want to look at the machines with a reverse on the handle already.

Having the reverse switch on the handle allows you to quickly engage the reverse gear when you need it. When you have a switch on the handle, you don’t have to worry about the chute with its potential to become a deadly weapon, either.

As shorter grass makes the lawn mower easier to pull, the shorter handle makes it easier to push and steer the snowblower. Alternatively, if you have a large yard or you are switching it up to clear the next day's snow from the night before, you can adjust the handles back to their larger position.

As convenient as it is to have an electric ignition for your snowblower, the problem often lies with dead batteries. They are usually forgotten about over the summer – which is fine if you live in a mild area where the snow doesn't accumulate for months.