Much like other implementations of snowblowers, the primary purpose of these machines is to remove snow from your driveway, sidewalk, other places you just don’t feel like shoveling today. Anyone who lives in an area that gets a lot of snowfall, and a lot of ice, will vouch for the fact that having to shovel snow early of a morning, just to go work a job that they hate, is something you call adding insult to injury, or rubbing salt into a wound.

Snowblowers come in a variety of power sources, including battery, gas and electric. These all have their trade-offs but can be supplemented by a secondary stage, which can mean one of two things, depending on the snowblower. In one case, this simply means two power settings for heavier, icier snow, and in another case, it can mean a secondary pass to get compacted, ice bonded snow off of the pavement.

All snowblowers pretty much work the same way, with a Caterpillar powertrain lifting the snow off of the ground, and the second blower or projector stage throwing the snow away somewhere else. While they don’t quite match the perfection of cleanliness at a shovel can create, they are a very convenient way to do away with one of nature’s greatest annoyances, and the leading reason that people move to Florida or California.

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