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Cleaning the territory from snow: a comparative overview of snow removal equipment

Cleaning the territory from snow: a comparative overview of snow removal equipment

Snowy winter country station always looks elegant and festive, when the court covers the snow-white carpet, and the trees and buildings clothed in glittering attire. But even this beauty should be maintained in the proper form to not only provide safety and comfort, but to save the country track, buildings and elements of landscape design in its original form. Cleaning from snow is one of the major concerns of most owners of country houses in the winter. Significantly facilitate this work, if thoroughly approach the selection tool for snow removal.

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Snow shovel – an essential tool

Snow shovel — convenient, easy and inexpensive «seasonal» tool with which you can successfully win the fight against snow blockages on the site.

Snow shovel with high sides

This is a common equipment for snow removal is indispensable for clearing a small space: garden patios, paths from the porch and to the gates

Varieties «seasonal» shovels there are not a dozen. But in either case, the working part of the shovel is a trapezoidal or a rectangular bucket, the edges of which are equipped with a low side. The height of the sides depends on the capacity of the scoop. Since the deep bucket filled with a portion of snow weighs quite a lot, when selecting a tool, it is important to balance their power, and not chasing its large dimensions.

Qualitative characteristics of snow shovels

In addition to high strength and durability of the product and the canvas bucket is presented a series of strict requirements

Shovel made of plywood – the easiest and cheapest tool for snow removal. However, such a shovel will last a long time because the plywood under the water quickly gets soggy and starts to flake, and eventually completely disintegrate.

A shovel with a plastic bucket – the most popular option. Thanks to the use in the manufacture of buckets for shovels durable and cold-resistant plastics, modern products, despite its apparent fragility, are fortress. The only drawback is the plastic tool allows you to select only a low resistance to mechanical stress, because plastic scoops eventually erased.

Metal shovel (aluminum, titanium, galvanized steel), though have a higher price but also in terms of quality meet all expectations. Lightweight, strong and durable tools with balanced blades and comfortable handles, very easy to use.

Edges for these shovels are made of durable plastic or metal. Shovels with plastic edges don’t scratch the surface because they can be used for snow removal with a delicate coating: garden flooring, plastic, stone or ceramic tile.

The design of the bucket shovel

To increase the strength and durability of the edge tool buckets shovels are equipped with a special edge, which also protects the work surface from damage and acts as a kind of blade for snow layers

When a tool is selected, attention should be paid to its ergonomics. In the market you can find wooden, aluminum and plastic handle with rubber coating, whereby the hands do not slip off of the handle during operation. Modern V – shaped with curved handles are comfortable to work with, they allow you to tightly hold the shovel.

Scrapers — «miracle shovel» for cleaning snow

Scrapers, and shovels, are a type of hand tool. These devices for cleaning snow looks like a broad shovel, equipped with a low side.

The scraper is an efficient tool for snow removal

The scrapers are much more productive tools, because at one time able to remove a layer of snow for several snow shovels

If the shovel is used for tilting the snow to the side, the scraper is designed to move aside and move small snow formations.

Scraper is very easy to use. The bucket tool is strengthened with metal edge, aluminum handle product has a coating, allowing a firm grip and reduces slipping of the hands. Ergonomic handle design eases stress on the back and reduces muscle tension. To improve the tool slipping on the snow the bottom side of the canvas bucket is equipped with skids. On some models instead of runners for a small wheel.

Scraper-a scraper is a tool that can be run simultaneously two people.

Rapid clearance of snow

Thanks to the comfortable curved handle and wide bucket cleaning driveways or walkways to the house and the garage will take minimum time and will not be difficult

Recommendations for choosing a snow removal tool are:

A snow thrower is a serious tool in the work

When cleaning larger areas is not to do without special equipment. Snow machines work on the principle of grasping the rotating auger snow, then shredding them with the subsequent ejection in a given direction through special pipe.

Online there are both electric and petrol snowblowers. The choice depends on the size and scope of work. Electric cars are good for cleaning small areas.

Electric snowblower

Easy, inexpensive and quite efficient electrical car is able for a few minutes to clear the spacious patio standard plot

The only disadvantage of electrical techniques is the limited capacity that does not exceed 5 HP and the presence of the cord, which is in the process of moving the site can get in the way, interfering with the work.

Petrol analog snow machines is much more expensive, but has higher output power in 5-15 HP, and also has a number of advantages, principal among which are:

  • Independence from power sources.
  • The ability to remove fairly large amounts of snow.
  • The ability to break even Packed snow.

Same gasoline blowers is designed for cleaning vast plantations, snow drifts which often reach impressive sizes.

Depending on the type of control snowplow can be self-propelled or not self-propelled. Control of self-propelled snowplows manually. These machines are good for cleaning not only Packed loose snow in small areas. Maneuverable, economical and affordable cars — the best option for owners of small plots. The main advantages of these machines is the ease of operation, maneuverability, high power and ability to throw snow in the direction of up to 15 meters. When working with such equipment it is necessary to make efforts only for the direction of the car in the right direction.

Self-propelled petrol snow removal equipment

Self-propelled machine is indispensable in the fight against massive drifts of snow, Packed snow and ice accumulation

Self-propelled machines depending on the drive, in turn, are divided into tracked and wheeled. For domestic use often buy wheeled snow blowers. Of the machine, the design of which included tracked drive, it is well established in the areas with difficult terrain.

A good example demonstrating the speed and efficiency of snow removal with shovels and snowplows:

To make usual ATV functional machine for clearing snow to acquire appropriate it attachments.

ATV with mounted snow plow equipment

To help with snow removal may be an ordinary ATV, which in warm time of year many of us gladly ride outside the city

Recommendations for choice of blowers:

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