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Choosing a Snow Blower That is Right for You

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When you're choosing a snow blower, how do you  know which one is best for your driveway and region?  Two stage or single-stage?  Before buying a snow blower, watch this video to get advice from an MTD snow blower expert.  He reviews popular options and tells you how to choose a snow thrower that will meet your needs.




Buying a snow blower: Single Stage or two-stage?

You have two main options when choosing a snow blower: single stage and two stage.  Single-stage snow throwers have an auger that collects snow and throws it out of the discharge chute in one motion.  Two-stage snow throwers first collect the snow, and then an impeller throws it up the discharge chute.


The main factors to consider when buying a snow blower are the amount of snow and the size of the area you'll be clearing.  Single-stage snow throwers are designed for small accumulations of light, fluffy snow (up to 6 inches) on smaller driveways and sidewalks (20-40 feet).  Medium, two-stage snow throwers are designed for moderate snowfall (6-12 inches) on small driveways.  Heavy-duty two-stage units are built to handle larger amounts of snow (12-21 inches) on medium-sized driveways (40-60 feet).  They often have more features, such as self-propelled drive systems, joystick chute controls and heated hand grips.  No matter which MTD snow blower you choose, make sure you maintain it with genuine MTD snow blower parts.

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