This 22” single stage snow blower is definitely an option to consider if you are looking for powerful and reliable machine. It is perfect for cleaning medium size 4 - 8 car driveways. Due to the powerful, self-propelled auger, this machine will easily grind through packed and icy snow (up to 12.5” high). Although, keep in mind, that the gasoline engine of this unit will require some extra maintenance.
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Pro It's great for packed and icy snow
In addition to the standard rubber blades, the auger of this snow blower is fitted with a metal snow shredder which makes this machine perfect for cleaning dense and icy snow. The shredder has a total of 14 metal surfaces.
Pro It's great for heavy jobs
The 22" wide auger makes this snow blower perfect for someone who needs to clean a medium-sized 4 - 8 car driveway or a long sidewalk. The powerful self-propelled auger can handle inclined surfaces and clean up to 12.5" of snow on a single pass.
Pro You don't need to be strong to work with it
The amount of brute force you need to apply, in order to move the snow blower, is significantly reduced as the auger blades are made in a way that they actually reach the ground and propel the machine while in contact with the snow. As a result, you will experience less muscle fatigue.
Pro The controls are glove-friendly
While working with this machine you will never need to take off your gloves . This snow blower has massive buttons, knobs, plugs, and levers, thus all the controls can be used comfortably while wearing the gloves.
Pro It's suitable for working in low temperatures
As this snow blower has a freeze resistant rewind starter, it is guaranteed to start in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, in the temperatures lower than that, you can use an electric start feature. Just plug a 110 - 120 VAC power cord to the machine, and it will start with a press of a button.
Con Gasoline engine requires extra maintenance
Compared to the electric snow blowers, this machine requires much more maintenance. You need to constantly monitor the level of motor oil, occasionally change the spark plugs, and check the air-filters. On top of this, storing the unit outside the now season requires the operator to fully remove the gasoline from the system.
Con It's limited to daytime use only
As this machine has absolutely no headlights, it is unusable at night or in low-light situations.