Hints & Tips
Snow blowers are the answer to schools under increasing pressure to keep open during the wintery conditions.
Modern snow blowers are very easy to use and can shift huge quantities of snow from large areas very quickly and here are three from our large selection on our site which are available for next working day delivery – remember there is more snow forecast for the end of the week and possibly beyond.
First, there is the MTD ME 66, a two-stage self-propelled machine.
Two-stage refers to its method of working. First the snow is dragged into the front hood by a powerful auger and then an impellor throws it away through a polypropylene chute.
This machine has a 66 cm clearance width and an intake height of 53 cm meaning it can clear large school grounds quickly and efficiently.
The 277 cc Snow Thor engine gives plenty of power and is designed to start easily when it’s cold via an electric key start.
It is really solidly built and the front auger is fitted using sheer bolts to minimise damage should it hit something really solid.
The front snow skids can be adjusted depending on the underlying surface so it can be used on a gravel base.
The machine is self-propelled with four forward and two reverse gears and has great manoeuvrability and the deep pattern on the tyres give really good grip.
The gear lever is on the instrument panel which includes the joystick to adjust the direction and pitch of the exit chute so you can blow the snow exactly where you want.
This machine is in our clearance sale so you can save £400 on the maker’s listed price as it is only £899.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Another one perfect for schools with large grounds and paths to keep clear is the Stiga Snow Cube Dual-Stage Petrol Self-Propelled Snow Blower.
This has a 212 cc engine and has a recoil start which has an extra large grip so you can start it without taking off your gloves.
It clears snow to a width of 56 cm and has a clearing height of 50 cm has adjustable snow shoes at the front under the intake hood.
And it too is a dual-stage machine with adjustable handlebars to suit the driver’s height.
It can blast snow away as far as nine metres via the chute which adjusts through 190 degrees.
And Snow Hog tyres give excellent grip when it’s slippery.
Delivery is free within two to three working days and there is a one year manufacturer’s guarantee.
It costs £699 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £779.
And third in our selection of three is a machine designed to get through the toughest conditions, the MD SnowCAT 2-stage Snow Blower with Caterpillar Tracks.
This one has a 270 cc engine with an electric start but it is the caterpillar tracks which give this machine a unique ability to keep working and clearing really heavy falls.
Another two-stage machine, it has a clearing width of 70 cm and a clearing depth of 54.5 cm.
Another advantage is that it has a headlight to keep you clearing in even bad visibility.
The maker’s recommended price is £1899, we did have it for sale for £1199 but it is now in our clearance sale for £999.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
We have a large range of snow and ice clearing equipment on our site including spreaders and an ice melt which is safe to use near pitches and flower beds a so have a look at these pages as well.
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