The auger on a single-stage snowblower is made out of plastic or hard rubber and makes direct contact with the surface. Unlike their two-stage cousins, single-stage snow throwers clear the entire surface area. As a result, drifting snow, especially on a blacktop surface, quickly melts away in the sun.
If you don’t mind manually cranking the chute and struggling against the mountain at the end of your driveway, an inexpensive entry-level snow blower will service you well.
A mid-grade snow blower, however, will make the experience much easier. They feature more powerful – and consequently, more expensive engines – and quick chute levers, helping you to plow through snow-covered driveways and sidewalks much faster.
Professional Professional single-stage snow blowers feature rugged yet lightweight frames designed to be manhandled into the back of a pickup truck. You’ll often see landscaping crews clearing sidewalks with them after plowing parking lots.
Commercial grade components aren’t an accessory; they’re a necessity. These contractor-quality snow throwers feature extended life paddles and heavy-duty drive belts designed to clear dozens of properties in a single day.