Consumer Reports: Snowblower Buying Guide


Bigger, better, and friendlier are the terms that best describe the latest snowblowers, also called snow throwers. The new models feature easier steering and more convenient chute controls. And prices are down, thanks to pressure from major retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe's and Sears, which account for the majority of sales.


GETTING STARTED

You needn't buy the biggest snowblower to get competent clearing. Manufacturers offer small, easy-handling machines for homeowners with small driveways. But for large or hilly areas or deep snow, choose a larger model with power-driven wheels. Use this snowblower guide to make your buying decision.


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