Snowblowers are available in a variety of clearing widths, from 12 inches to 20 inches in the electric and cordless models, and 22 inches to 33 inches in the gas models. Wider widths mean that the machine clears a wider path, making it easier to cover more ground quickly. However, storage space is also a consideration.
Self-propelled drive, available on two- and three-stage gas models, moves the snowblower along, eliminating the need for you to push. It also allows you to easily control and steer the unit and helps it power through big snow drifts by digging into hard-packed snow and ice.
Some two- and three-stage models have multiple forward and reverse speeds, providing greater control over the pace that you clear your snow.
Power steering, which can be found on select two- and three-stage gas models, offers easier manoeuvrability and effortless steering. It allows you to control with just your fingertips, so you can turn left or right with the click of a trigger.
There are various ways to adjust the chute on your snowblower and control the direction of snow discharge, including crank, remote tilt, lever controlled, 4-way joystick, and “Just One Touch” electric thumb operation.
Some two- and three-stage models include heated grips that keep your hands warm for maximum comfort if you are clearing snow for extended periods of time.
A drift cutter slices along the edge of a snow pile and leaves you with a sculpted edge.
LED lights to illuminate your path are brighter and have longer-lasting performance than traditional incandescent lights.
Some two- and three-stage models are equipped with poly slide shoes to help prevent scratches and marks on your driveway.