Hints & Tips
With Spring supposedly on its way this is the right time to buy a snow blower, although they may prove useful in the next few weeks.
We currently have a number of machines at very special prices and you could save yourselves hundreds of pounds by buying now and be well prepared for next winter’s blizzards.
First is the MTD 61 two stage snow blower, the perfect size for larger domestic properties and smaller industrial premises.
Ideal for clearing drives and parking areas it has a working width of 61 cm and can clear snow over a foot deep.
Fitted with deep-patterned tyres it has a 179 cc engine especially engineered for easy starting in the snow and has five forward and two reverse gears.
The clearing mechanism works by dragging the snow into the body of the machine by means of a powerful metal augur and then blowing it clear with a separate impellor.
The exit chute is simply adjusted both for direction and pitch and can be used without having to stop.
Currently we have a massive £300 off the manufacturer’s price as the machine is for sale for only £519. It comes delivered free within four to five working days.
There is a two year maker’s warranty.
The MTD ME 66 Snow Blower / Thrower – 2 Stage Self-Propelled is a machine suitable for larger industrial and local authority areas and visitor attractions.
Very solidly built it can deal with really deep snow falls and has the same two stage system but the augur on this one has sheer bolts to protect the mechanism should you hit anything solid hidden in the snow.
The front snow skids can be adjusted so you can clear both solid surfaces and gravel.
Wide wheels and deep tread tyres give excellent grip and there are four forward and two reverse gears. The gear lever is on the dashboard, the chute adjuster is aslo there and there is a headlamp for working when it is murky.
This one has £500 off, while stocks last, as it costs just £799. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
A heftier machine again from the same company is the MTD ME 76 Snow Blower / Thrower – 2 Stage Self-Propelled, the perfect machine for clearing really large areas.
It has a powerful 357 cc Snow Thor engine designed for use in really freezing conditions and has a tough metal augur and high power impellor to shift huge quantities of snow.
The machine has a working width of 76 cm and the hood intake height is 53 cm.
A six speed gear box, electric key start and large fuel tank make it suitable for the most challenging areas. And again there is a headlight.
It costs £899, a massive £500 off the maker’s recommended price, delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year warranty from MTD.
Need an even more mobile machine? Then the MD SnowCAT 2-stage Snow Blower with Caterpillar Tracks is what you want.
This can tackle really difficult conditions and will cope with really big car parks, forecourts and the like.
The caterpillar tracks make it really easy to drive and give great manoeuvrability while the 270 cc engine can drive through the toughest obstacles.
Again the two stage mechanism drags in the snow and ice and then blasts it away through an adjustable chute.
It costs £899, and that’s a cool £1000 off the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year maker’s warranty.
And finally the McCulloch PM55 Two-Stage Petrol Snow Blower, a really efficient machine from a top American manufacturer.
It has a 205 cc Briggs & Stratton engine which gives great fuel economy and ius designed to be easy to start and to have a long life.
It too is a two stage machine with a powerful steel augur to deal with the snow and ice and a rotating chute to deliver the snow where you want.
The transmission allows precise control over speed for greater control and a differential lock makes it easy to drive it tight situations.
Rugged tyres give great grip and the snow skids are adjustable depending on the surface.
The maker’s recommended price is £1299 but we have it for sale for just £899. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year maker’s warranty.
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