While up North you’ve been experiencing snowpocalypse, down here in the South we’ve just been a bit cold. Admittedly, the heavens dumped 12″ of snow on us a week ago, but it was gone quickly — albeit not quite quickly enough to keep me from wishing I owned the ultimate winter warrior’s tool: a snowblower.
But since we’re lucky to see only one or two snows a year — usually less than 2″ — I don’t know a damn thing about ’em. So educate me: What separates a brilliant snowblower from the everyday — and the crap?
Pictured above is what I think of when I hear “snowblower.” It’s a 208cc “two-stage” blower, complete with electric start and rubber tubeless tires. The specs say it clears a 26″ path and includes steel augers, which presumably will outlast its two-year warranty.
Bonus: Post a pic of your own snowblower to the Flickr pool and let us know about it. We’d love to see what you chose — and hear why.