John Deere snowblowers are a true American machines. Thousands of people across the nation trust John Deere's durability to get the job done. Unlike off-brand blowers, John Deere systems are not prone to breaking down. They pack the power needed to move snow piles quickly and easily. Their snow blowers come in several varieties with features that every prospective buyer should know. Hand-pushed models are ideal for your typical homeowner who needs to frequently remove snow from their driveways and sidewalks. More powerful models attach to a John Deere tractor. Those blowers are most frequently used by commercial snow blower companies, but there are many homeowners/farmers that have large tracts of land to cover.
John Deere's most powerful consumer snow blowers consist of a unit that attaches to the front of your tractor. Users can operate the snow blower right from the comfort of their tractor seat. The blower uses power from the tractor's alternator, connecting to the power ports on the side of the tractor. The blower can be lowered during operation and lifted to move to a new plot or for storage purposes. If the terrain is particularly rugged, tire chains can be attached to the tractor's wheels. The main element that picks up and removes the snow is called the auger. The auger is the twisted metal piece at the front of the unit. It turns rapidly, picking up any snow in its path and forcing it out the chute (single stage). Higher end blowers supplement the auger with a device called the impeller (double stage). In this type of system, the auger picks up snow from the ground and the impeller forces it out the chute. This results in a more powerful system capable of picking up more snow and throwing it farther.
John Deere makes another type of snow blower that is more accessible to consumers with more conventional needs. for clearing snow from sidewalks, dirt plots, driveways and more, a push blower is the best choice. These systems are powered by a gasoline engine usually under 10 horsepower. A feature I recommend is the electric engine starter, which can be quite handy in starting an engine in the cold. Large rubber tires allow for easy pushing through even tough terrain. These John Deere snowblowers are controlled by a series of levers on a control panel located at the handle. Adjustable handles are a handy feature especially if you're going to be pushing it around for an extended period of time. Special plastic cabins are available which enclose the user in a box protected from flying snow. With the wide variety of quality machines available, anyone can find a John Deere snow blower model for them.