What is a Gas Snow Blower? Like with electric and battery snow blowers, this is a power appliance/tool intended to alleviate homeowners from the drudgery of having to shovel snow. Snow shoveling is adding insult to injury for most, requires hard work while breathing unhealthily cold air, and is strenuous on the shoulders, back and hips.
A gas snow blower utilizes a motor very similar to that of a pressure washer or lawn mower, and thus is usually a 2-cylinder, compact design with a two or five-gallon gas tank. Some start with solenoid and turn-key, others use a pull-cord. If possible, turn-key implementations are superior in every way, and pull-cord motors are becoming mercifully obsolete across the board.
These utilize a rotary or caterpillar train, as well as a blower, to lift and propel snow away from your driveway and sidewalk. Gas snow blowers generally get decent fuel efficiency, providing enough power in a tank to clean most reasonably-sized driveways and sidewalks. They do have the disadvantage of being somewhat heavy, and very loud, thus they discretion should be exercised on when you perform gas-powered snow blowing, lest you earn the ire of your neighbors.
Gas-powered solutions are most ideal for people living in areas with exceptionally-high levels of snow fall that a battery or wall-powered version cannot handle, or whom have very large driveways to clean off.
What Are The Advantages of Gas Snow Blowers Over Electric Models?
Now, let’s take a closer look at the difference between gas-powered and electric snowblowers. Whether you need a gas or electric snow blower depends on your specific situation. The major advantage of gas models is that they have a more powerful engine than electric devices do. Even the smallest gas snow blower will compare with large and high-capacity electric models.
They are perfect for clearing snow from large areas or when you have to deal with heavy snowfalls. Gas snow blowers are more durable, so I also recommend them to homeowners who often have to clear pathways from snow in adverse weather conditions. Another strong point of gas models is their portability. Unlike many electric models, they do not require an extension cord to operate, allowing you to clear snow wherever you like.
Gas snow blowers are more common on the market, meaning you have a variety of options and sizes to choose from. More choice is always a good thing. You can also choose between single-stage and dual-stage designs. The latter is equipped with an impeller behind the auger and is more efficient. So if you frequently have to deal with lots of wet snow or high snowdrifts, a dual-stage model will work great for you.
Briggs & Stratton 1022ER Single-Stage Snowthrower is one of the best options on the market. The product is produced by Briggs & Stratton, a famous American manufacturer of gasoline engines founded as far back as 1908. This product is designed to work in tough winter conditions and is equipped with an electric start button. While being compact in size, the product features a 22-inch clearing width. This means that you will be able to handle large volumes of heavy snow more easily. You can effortlessly change the chute direction without stopping the snow blower. All you need to do is to adjust a special crank mounted on a handle. Very convenient!