There are people out there who are snow-clearing purists and believe that snow should only be shovelled off the driveway. But at Snow Blower Source, we have only two words for them: “Bah, humbug!” Snow machinery has come so far in the time blowers have been around, it’s almost a shame not to use them. And when you take into account how many more people who shovel don’t clear snow safely, suffering all sorts of health-related scares and injuries, well the verdict seems pretty clear to us.
Fewer Back Injuries
When you’re shovelling snow, all that weight can add up pretty quickly. A shovel with wet snow on it can weigh 15lbs, but how many people fill up the shovel with that much snow, empty it, and keep going? With the tendency being to clear a line from Point A to Point B, the weight you’re pushing around will quickly exceed that and it’ll feel like you’re trying to lift a small elephant.
Because shovelling snow is like weight lifting, all that work is going to put undue pressure on your back. A better solution is to use either a single-stage or double-stage Toro or Ariens snowblower and let it do the heavy lifting for you. Even though the machines start around 54lbs, there’s a strong engine inside of there that’ll take the brunt of the task.
Less Chance of a Heart Attack
In the cold, your blood pressure and heart rate go up all on their own. Add in the strenuous exercise that shovelling snow brings, and people with medical conditions are doubly at risk. The Heart and Stroke Foundation advises that people who have had a heart attack, stroke or heart surgery not to shovel, citing statistics that people who have died from snow shovelling have usually suffered a heart attack.
And here’s where Snow Blower Source once again comes to your rescue. If you’ve got a small property but need to clear snow off your deck, walk or patio, the Toro Electric Power Shovel is just the thing for you. All you have to do is plug it in and go, and keep adding years to your life.
Save Your Muscles
While shovelling snow may seem like a glorious show of how strong you are, WebMD reports that between 1990 to 2006, 195,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for snow shovelling-related injuries. The most common ones? Muscle, ligament, tendon, and other soft tissue injuries. And while maneuvering a snow blower may look tough, just check out this video of how easy it is to work an Ariens Deluxe Snow Blower:
And just because we’re that confident in our snow blowers, shipping is free to the lower 48 states!