How to Buy a Snowblower that is right for You. So how do we go about doing that? We set out as many guidelines as we can that the perfect blower should have. After that is done then you as an individual need to ask and answer some questions that apply to your unique situation. Once that is done then one can move forward and confidently shop for and purchase their ideal snowblower.
So what guidelines should all blowers have? Well let’s begin with starting the snowblower. The engine should start on the first or second pull if you are using the recoil rope method with the choke set on full as well as the primer bulb being pushed 3 times or on the first push of the button if using the electric start (if your blower is so equipped).
Next the snowblower after warming up for 1 to 2 minutes and the choke is put into the run position the engine should evenly at full throttle and should not stall out. If so equipped any light should be on and bright.
Each time the drive lever is squeezed or depressed (depending on the model) the snowblower should move. Each time the auger lever is squeezed or depressed the auger should turn. (If you are by yourself and you can’t feel that the auger is turning the get a rope and tighten it around that lever or tape it down so you can walk around to visually inspect it from the front to see that it is turning)
Depending on the number of speeds available the machine there should be a noticeable change in speed of movement each time the speed selection knob has been changed from 1 to 3 or from reverse 1 to reverse 2 etc. For each speed the blower should travel at a different pace.
The blower must have a working adjustable snow aiming chute. Which means you should be able to turn a handle and the snow aiming chute should turn with it 180 -200 degrees from left to right.
These are what I consider to be the basic minimum requirements when you want to Buy a Snowblower.
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