To prevent hand injuries, new snow blowers come with a clean-out device for clearing a plugged chute. If you own an older snow blower, retrofit it with your own clean-out tool. Just screw a pair of broom spring clips to your snow blower and snap in an old broom cut to size. You’ll have the tool handy when your chute plugs, and you can brush all the snow off your snow blower before you put it away. — Smitty Surre
You’ll want to know the 13 ways to make snow blowing easier, too.
What is a single-stage snow blower?
What is a two-stage snow blower?
What is a three-stage snow blower?
Driveway construction and slope are critical factors for a snow blower
The average snowfall depth and the type of snow you get are the next factors to consider
Power steering saves your back and makes the job easier
Auto chute rotation and chute pitch controls speed up the job
Plastic chutes are better than steel
Headlights really help
It’s winter. So it’s dark when you leave for work and dark when you get home. Whether you clear snow in the early morning hours or after dinner, you’ll be doing it in the dark. Headlights help you see and clear obstacles before they jam the machine. They also allow you to clear snow at all hours.Photo: Courtesy of Cub Cadet