Hints & Tips
Maybe the metmen are not forecasting snow at the moment, but now is a good time to buy snowblowers, as we have an end of season sale with some very interesting prices.
And you could well be ahead of the field should the weather turn nasty next winter – which it almost certainly will at some stage.
The Alpina Single-Stage Electric Snow Blower is now just £159 in our sale, and that includes free next working day delivery and a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
A rubber-bladed auger churns up the snow and blows it through a chute which can be adjusted through 180 degrees by using a lever on the handlebar.
This machine clears ‘back to black’ – back to the hard surface.
It has a 45 cm working width, is lightweight and is easy to operate – just plug it in, push the button and away you go.
Another machine on special offer is the McCulloch SB121 Single Stage Snowblower which is now just £369 a big saving on the previous price of £499.
The power comes from a petrol engine which is easy to start and the snow clearing is via heavy duty augers which also move the machine forward.
It has a working width of 54 cm and it can handle snow up to 33 cm deep.
It has a good sized fuel tank so you won’t have to keep stopping to fill up and the handles fold down handles for ease of storyage and so that you can transport it in the boot of a car.
It has a one year manufacturer’s guarantee and free next working day delivery.
And if you have business or local authority premises for which you are responsible then the MD SnowCAT 2-stage Snow Blower with Caterpillar Tracks is an excellent buy at the moment.
The price has been reduced to £1199 from £1299 – the manufacturer’s recommended price is £1899.
Ideal for long drives, paths and parking areas and forecourts it has a powerful electric start engine and will deal with heavy snow falls and even compacted ice.
The caterpillar tracks give great manoeuvrability and gripping power.
This is a two stage machine – serrated augers break down the snow and ice and then a heavy duty impellor throws the snow through a chute which is fully adjustable both in pitch and direction.
It can deal with snow 21 in deep and has a working width of 28 in. And there is even a headlight for working when the light fades.
There is a one year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.