Choosing a snow blower for home or garden
Technique for the Russian winter
Modern technical thought has provided rich rewards for creating great opportunities in choosing this highly specialized type of machinery. Buy a good, reliable equipment today is no longer a problem. Here it is, shining fresh paint, a brand new snow blower! How to choose from the many available the only one that is most suitable for this particular set of wishes? After all, for example, one type of this technology copes well with just fallen snow, and the other can be trusted with the packed, packed layer. There are models with headlights, the best time of work for which is earlier morning or late evening.
Self-propelled and non-propelled
By design, any device of this kind, be it a snowplow for a dacha or a snow cleaner in the yard of a high-rise building, is a machine, the working screw of which feeds the snow inside, and then it is thrown out by a stream of air.However, they are all divided into self-propelled and non-self-propelled snow blowers.
Self-propelled do not move independently. They are intended for cleaning small areas. Tracks, skating rinks and other places where loose snow has just fallen - this is where they are used most effectively. Such equipment is sent and held by its owner, as a cart, which is pushed in front of him. Electric or petrol 2 or 4-stroke low-power (3.5-5 hp) engines are ideal for them. Here snow is ejected without air, only by rotating the auger, which has a rubber surface and cannot fight with packed snow. Therefore, the first and most obvious advantage of this technique is the preservation of the surface of tile and other coatings. Of the other advantages that may affect the decision which snowthrower to choose is the ability to clean up bottlenecks due to its small size. Weight up to 35 kg and affordability are two more advantages of this technique, which, moreover, is easy to operate and, equipped with an electric motor, is noiseless.