Snowblower Care

Snowblower Care

At the start of the season, add fresh gas and new engine oil to your snowthrower. Check the machine’s auger and impeller and make sure that the air filter and spark plugs are clean. At the end of the season, drain the gas and oil from the engine and clean the machine...
Snowblower Care

Snowthrower Types

There are three different types of snowthrower drives available: auger, wheel and track. With an auger drive, the auger (the snow gathering component of the machine) propels as the user pushes the snowthrower. With a wheel-propelled drive system, the user depresses...
Snowblower Care

Snowthrower Stages

The number of stages refers to how the snowthrower moves the snow. A single stage snowthrower uses the front auger to sweep and throw the snow in a single action. Single stage machines are designed for lighter-duty applications, such as small driveways, steps and...
Snowblower Care

Snowblower Safety

Before starting the snowthrower, clear the operating area. Pick up all sticks, doormats, toys, electrical cords or other debris that might cause damage to the snowthrower, you or others. Dress properly for the job. Wear warm clothing and shoes that will improve...
Snowblower Care

Snow Shoveling

Winter means snow, and snow means shoveling. Invest in a plastic shovel because metal is a lot heavier. Choose a shovel with a curved handle to improve flexibility. Pick a shovel with a deep bucket so that it will hold a lot of snow. Place one hand near the base of...