Winter is here, and snowblower shopping is picking up. While shopping, take into the size of the snowblower and the size of the person that will be operating it. Different sizes, models and options for different people.
For example, Toro's 12-inch-wide power shovel is an ideal choice for homeowners who are elderly or have physical limitations. Most consumers seek models between 21- and 27-inches wide.
Living in North Attleboro, MA means snow removal. But experts offer their remedies and advice to snowblowers and snow removal.
Shovels have really evolved. There are snow shovels models from the old-school straight-stick style to the ergonomic models. Many are purchasing the “plow” style of shovel. Available in 3-4-foot widths with steel or poly blades, homeowners seem to like both the material and the price point.
Often times you don’t have enough snow to bring out the snowblower but you still need to shovel. The convenience and time factors are important for homeowners.
Another simple trick for annoying snow that is not deep but has to be removed is to use a broom or leaf blower to clear the dusty, light snows.
When the big snow storm comes along, homeowners have more options.
Many homeowners, particularly the elderly or those with physical limitations, may need to maintain their own driveway and walks. For those the 12-inch-wide power shovel by Toro is recommended.
The average person seems to like snowblowers with a 21- to 27-inch width, although larger models are available.
For those who already own snowblowers, J&J Small Engine Clinic has a small engine service department which repairs and has parts for all makes and models. They offer everything from standard maintenance to re-builds.
It is also recommends that snow blower owners use premixed gas, additives or non-ethanol fuel to avoid gumming up their engine.
With the frequent freeze-thaw cycles common around here, you may find that an ice-melt product can come in handy.
Made of salt or calcium chloride, various products are handy to have around. If you have more than one or two icy spots, try using a fertilizer spreader.
For more information on snowblower options, contact J&J Small Engine Clinic.