This guide is to help guide you through a selection of the best snow blower Canada. When I came here and got into home building I saw that people were concerned more about exterior maintenance during the winters. You will have to lay the proper base down in your driveway/walkways and slope it well to avoid unwanted snow. You will also, however, need a tool to supplement this- a Snow Blower.
Snow Joe SJ627E 22-Inch 15-Amp Electric Snow Blower w/Headlight
This blower has treated my clients well that have larger driveways or walkways and patios. It is a simple plug in and you’re off with a push of the button. This comes with a 15-amp electic motor which has come to be standard today given how heavy snowfall can be here– capable of moving 25 tons of snow per hour! Please make sure though you get an electrical cord that can handle the load as well as freezing temperatures.
It took me 5 minutes to take out of the box and move around. Although my front-yard had about 30cm of snow it lifted the snow away with total ease. Obviously with heavy packed snow it may take longer but this is very smoothe!
I feel that for something around the $250 mark this does the job and is suitable for even those struggling with injuries or a bad back like me! A good candidate for the best snow blower Canada!
Briggs & Stratton 1696614 Dual-Stage Snow Thrower
Now if you’re from northern Ontario or anywhere with sub -10 temperatures, this Briggs & Stratton unit will be great. I’m not stranger to building houses in Barrie and this is probably the most popular option for clients. It has an electric start motor and comes with a 24″ wide clearing path x 20″ height to clean up some heavy duty snowfall. Briggs & Stratton have made engines and power tools for over a century and they guarantee to start at -20 degrees Farenheight- or they’ll fix it for free.
I asked a custom home client up in Innisfil if I could try their machine back in December. I was there after some significant snowfall and I was impressed! It cut through even the hardest of chunks with such ease and tossed them about 20 ft away. It was quieter than I had anticipated even though it moves at a steady pace. Even his wife said it was very easy to maneuver even with her slender frame.
Greenworks 40V 20-Inch Brushless Snow Thrower with 4.0Ah Battery and Charger
This 40V Battery powered snow thrower is one of a few battery powered units I’ve tried . It features a 20″ face front x 13″ high, and shoots snow upto 9m. Its runtime is about 45 minutes and comes with a chute control that is adjustable. The chute control feature is important as previous battery powered ones I tried didn’t have that.
Now I will start off by saying that I do not like battery powered devices as they are not reliable and you cannot trust the torque power. It was a snowy morning in Mississauga and I had about 8″ of snowfall- Ut performed OK BUT because the snow was wet, the battery did not seem to last more than 30 minutes–
In Hindsight if you are going to spend 250$+ why not just go for another option with more power and reliability if looking for the best snow blower Canada?
Briggs & Stratton Single Stage Snow Thrower 950
This is another Snow Thrower from Briggs & Stratton- but at a slightly higher price point (currently around 500$). This comes with an electric start and an Auger Assist Drive System- making it easier to clear snow down your snow all the way down to your paver. With 9.5 foot pounds of torque, this is on par with what you would see any snow removal company use.
I own one and although I have not had to use it much its very compact and does the job. I assembled it relatively quick and used it on my sidewalk with ease. It was able to hande 8 inches of snow(WET) with relative ease and shoot the snow out of way at least a few meters away.
With that in mind, would I pony up another $250 for this unit as compared to the other B&S Dual Stage unit when looking for the best snow blower Canada? Absolutely. With storms more violent, one should feel safe in knowing I have the top of the line units, capable of handling snow.
Making a Final Decision on best snow blower in Canada
I know making an investment into the best snow blower Canada can be very important for the sake of your comfort and I encourage everyone to do their own research. In the en, My reviews are dependant on my experience as well as what my clients have used in past projects. One take away for would be to really think about that co-ordless option as it might not be great for extreme weather.