4 Common Snow Blower Buying Mistakes – and how to avoid them!
Are you considering buying a snow blower to tackle the winter months? If the answer is yes, continue reading to learn about the 4 common mistakes to avoid when making your purchase.
Size is not everything
In the world of snow blowers, size is not everything and bigger does not always mean better! The blower you purchase needs to be proportional to the size of the project at hand. For example, if you are simply clearing snow from your backyard, you do not need a large 3-stage gas powered blower. Conversely, getting a snow blower that is too small for the job could mean you spend unnecessary hours working for a much-less satisfactory result.
Know your environment
Knowing your environment is key when it comes to purchasing a snow blower. Different models are better at different levels of snow removal and in varying terrains. For example, the Husqvarna ST224P is fantastic for about 12-24 inches of snow and great for driveways and backyards. Conversely, something like the Husqvarna 2-stage electric blower will not be able to handle that level of snow and will likely break (or produce unsatisfactory results).
Research different models thoroughly
Snow blowers are a substantial investment, and can range from 300 to a couple thousand pounds/dollars. It is important to find the right model for your needs after taking into account the factors mentioned above. There are great resources online and plenty of reviews at Snowblowerguides.com and other similar sites. You can also call up your local Home Depot (if you are in the United States), and ask them about what they recommend for the level of snow you expect. The bottom line here though is to always do your research! You don’t want to spend a couple hundred only to then realize you got the wrong snow blower for the job!
Expensive is not always better
Something consumers struggle with (regardless of the product) is thinking that because something is expensive it is automatically better. This is not the case with most products, and is certainly not the case with snow blowers. In many cases, you could have been better off purchasing a cheaper model that would have produced the same results, had you simply followed the tips listed above (especially research).
At the end of the day, when it comes to snow blowers, always keep in mind the amount of snow you get, what terrain you have, and always do your research before buying!