When it comes to clearing out snow from long driveways, the selection of weapons available to us has to be narrowed down to suit the scale of the task. It just isn’t feasible or realistic to dig through all that distance with a snow shovel, and one stage snowblowers, both electric and gas, simply don’t possess the firepower to do an effective job, unable to run as swiftly or as efficiently as you’d need a machine to run when you’ve got so much ground to cover, and so much snow to take care of. In fact, for longer driveways, electric snowblowers – unless they’re battery operated – are out of the question, since to our knowledge, no one has invented an extension cord long enough to let us plug the machine in and reach the farthest end of our property.
And besides, wet snow and electricity are a risky, potentially lethal combination in the first place, and not something we wish to dabble in when we’re going to be wading around in a lot of slush. Pick the right gas-powered, two-stage option, though, and the process becomes much simpler. Two stage models are armed with an impeller behind the high-functioning augur to suck snow up and throw it out faster, and propelled by a gas engine, unhindered by cables or power cords, have more power than electric and battery options. Self-propelled, these also take the muscle-work out of driveway clearing – the most you’ll have to do is set the direction of the chute to expel churned out snow, and steer the machine in the direction needed. So which heavy-duty snowblower is the right pick for your long driveway? Here are a couple of our suggestions.
EGO SNT2400 24 in. Self-Propelled 2-Stage Peak Power Snow_Blower
Craftsman 179cc Electric Start Single Stage Gas Powered Snow Blower
The Craftsman 21″ 179cc gas snow blower is a reliable and durable machine that can help you clear snow from your driveway or path quickly and efficiently. Its 21″ clearing width is designed to cover a larger area, and the 4-cycle 179cc OHV engine makes it powerful enough to handle even the toughest jobs. The blower is equipped with auger-propulsion, which makes your work easier, and the large 8″ tires provide enhanced mobility on uneven terrain. You can take pride in a job well done with this machine. It comes with a 2-year limited warranty, ensuring that it will last for many years to come.
PowerSmart Self-Propelled Cordless Snow Blower
This snow blower is powered by an 80V 6.0Ah Lithium-Ion Battery pack is designed to remove snow efficiently and effectively, and it can propel snow up to 50 feet in height. With its safety features, this cordless snow blower is designed to prevent accidental start-ups, and it quickly stops the spinning auger and impeller when you release the handlebar grips. To ensure safer nighttime clearing, the snow blower is equipped with an LED headlight that illuminates the area. Additionally, the upgraded speed control system allows you to set the drive speed and direction of travel, which can be forward or reverse.