Snow Blower Buying Guide

Snow Blower Buying Guide

Single-Stage or Two-Stage? Choose the right snow blower for your needs.

Snow Blower Buying Guide

Snow Blower Buying Guide

Single-Stage or Two-Stage? Choose the right snow blower for your needs.

Conquer the harsh winter

Snow blowers easily cut through packed snow and ice, even the tough stuff the plow leaves at the end of your driveway. If you’ve never purchased or used a snow blower before, then buying one can be challenging. To help find the best snow blower for you, we’ve assembled this snow blower buying guide filled with useful advice and tips to keep in mind.

 

How does a snow blower work?

 

Depending on whether it is a single-stage or two-stage, the snow blower consists of the following components.

  • Auger
    This is a spiral metal, corkscrew-shaped, rotating blade at the front of the snow blower that scoops up the snow and transfers it to the center of the machine.
    • In a single-stage machine it is also responsible for discharging the snow in a single motion.
    • The auger of a two-stage snow blower is devoted exclusively to collecting the snow and transferring it to the center. An impeller discharges the snow.
  • Impeller (two-stage snow blower)
    The impeller (or turbine) is the second part of a dual-stage snow blower, just behind the auger. It grabs the snow and propels it up the chute.
  • Chute
    The chute is a chimney, behind the auger housing. It directs the snow outside to where you want it to go.

The charts below give you a general idea as to the capabilities of a single-stage versus a two-stage snow blower.


Designed for winter conditions

This engine offers uncompromised power and displacement. It is specially designed to start strong down to -29°C and power through in the toughest winter conditions. Plus, oversized controls provide mitten-friendly operation, and the push button electric start (available on most models) eables easy starts. Numerous power options are available.

SnowShredder™ Serrated Auger Technology

The SnowShredder™ Serrated Auger has multiple serrated steel surfaces that provide advanced ice chopping and more snow clearing power. The power of a two-stage snow blower, combined with the maneuverability of a single-stage. Available on select single-stage snow blowers.

Why Choose Briggs & Stratton

Snow blower engines need to start easily, be reliable, and get your snow thrower running, even under the harshest conditions. Able to start at temperatures as low as -29°C, you can count on Briggs & Stratton snow blower engines to start on the coldest of winter mornings and deliver the power you need to move thick, heavy snow. Whether tackling a light dusting of snow or the winter’s worst storm, your snow blower engine matters.