New Snowblowers for 2011-2012 Snow Blowers to Watch For This Season
The new snowblowers for 2011-2012 have recently entered the market as a new snow blower season dawns.
Many top brands have introduced their latest snow blower models; the fresh new collection includes offers from top brands such as Ariens, Toro, and Simplicity, among many others.
If you’re planning to buy a snowblower, now is a good time to buy. First, there are many new models to choose from, so if you want the most advanced, most updated models, you’ll get dibs on the first batch.
If you’re on a budget, you’ll also be glad to see last season’s snowblower models on sale. However, before you buy from last season’s collection, make sure you check out the newest offers to see whether they have any new features that you could use.
One of the biggest updates to the market is the introduction of two stage models with 36 inch clearing widths, expanding the market’s limit, which used to be just 31 inches for regular two stage machines.
One of the newest snowblowers for 2011-2012 in the electric snow blower division is the Snow Joe Ultra 622UI, a snow thrower with an electric motor that can cut through snow 11 inches deep and can clear off a 19-inch strip of snow in a single pass. This new offer comes with a lightweight electric motor with 13 amps of power, which is sufficient for light snow conditions.
Snow that is picked up by the 4-blade rotor is then thrown powerfully by the chute, which can be adjusted 180 degrees for your convenience and control. All in all, the Snow Joe Ultra can blast away up to 360 kg of snow per minute, thanks to its 4-blade steel impeller.
One of the special and unique features of the Snow Joe Ultra is the scraper, which clear snow right down to the pavement. And with its Easy-Glide pivoting wheels, it will be easy for you to maneuver the machine around. Due to all its features, this has been ETL-approved for safety and quality, with special recognition for its heavy grade steel construction.
The Snow Joe currently sells for $220 and has received plenty of good comments despite its recent introduction.
For a new updated single stage snow thrower model, check out the Murray 1695537. This model has a 21-inch clearing width and a 190cc gas-powered engine from the Briggs and Stratton Snow Series collection. The machine sells at an average price of $400 and delivers optimum performance that consumers so far liked.
The new Murray offer is ideal for light snow conditions with 4 to 6 inches of coverage. According to reviews, it can thoroughly pick up every inch of snow from the surface. The snow is then thrown out of the clog-resistant discharge chute in a single stage process. So far, users also found it easy to maneuver and also easy to store, thanks to its fold-down handle.
This new single stage model now comes with a 4 cycle engine that used to be common only among two stage models. The 4 cycle engine requires less maintenance and also allows you to run the machine using only gas, eliminating the need for oil.
This is ideal for clearing snow off mid-sized to large paved driveways and sidewalks.
In the large two stage gas snow blower division, there’s the new Yard Machines offer with its 22 inch clearing width and 179cc gas engine. Although this is not the largest due to its limited clearing width, this is bulky and effective enough to be used in heavy and hard packed snow coverage thanks to its 12 inch auger and 12 inch impeller working together to create a two-stage snow removal process.
For this new snowblower, John Deere uses a 179cc OHV 4-cycle gas engine, giving it more power but reducing its need for maintenance. The machine is also self-propelled, which adds to its advantage.
The Yard Machines affordable and mid-sized two stage snow blower may not be the most powerful around, but it is surprisingly more effective than you’d expect. It comes with a 9-inch steel auger that lasts long and resists damage despite continued and frequent use. The auger is supported by a 10-inch impeller that effectively removes snow in less time. Once the snow is scooped up, you can rotate the chute 180 degrees and throw the snow toward the direction you want. The chute is designed to resist clogging and rusting.
Although quite compact, this is as powerful and capable as any other two stage snow blower. Thankfully, it is also reasonably priced at $650.
Helpful Advice in Choosing New Snowblowers
There are several other noteworthy new snowblowers for 2011-2012. Aside from Snow Joe, Murray, and Yard-Machines, there are also some great new offers from other top brands such as John Deere, Toro, and Yard-Man. In choosing up-to-date models, make sure the machines have new helpful usage features that are designed to make snow clearing tasks lighter and shorter.
However, make sure to choose a model that also showcases the best features, both old and new. There are several old features that are extremely important in ensuring the effectiveness of these snow removal machines, so try not to sacrifice the features that you can use. Additional criteria that should always be considered include power rating, price, clearing width, and maneuverability.