When choosing a snow thrower, it is important that you take into consideration the amount of snow accumulation you intend to clear with the machine at any given time. If you intend to use one for a clearing sidewalks and small driveway, then a smaller electric-powered thrower might be better for you. Single stage snow blowers, on the other hand are meant to clear snow accumulation levels that range between low and moderate; it is neither too big nor too small.
If your property gets less than 10-inch snow, then a single stage snow thrower is perfect for you. Here is a list of some of the best single stage snow blowers that are available in the market, used by a wide variety of users and generated some very rave reviews. They include:
Murray 1695885 800 Snow Series
This equipment is ideal for those light conditions that don’t surpass 8 or 9 inches of snow. It is used to clear a path that has at most, a foot of snow. Made from wear-resistant polymer auger, it also has a drive system that is auger propelled and helps the machine to throw snow for up to 30 feet away.
The polymer auger allows the machine to comfortably clear pavements as it is wear resistant. It has some very powerful and dependable components that make its performance quite dependable and thorough.
The machine is gas powered, has a length of around 22 inches, a height of around 36 inches with a width of around 22 inches to boot. This makes the machine quite compact. It is also relatively light weight when compared with other machines in this category as it weighs around 106.9 pounds. It also has a clearing width of 22 inches and is powered with a 205 cc engine. It is one of the best single stage blower available in the market currently.
Poulan Pro PR621
It features a 208cc engine that is the largest in its class. The PR621 is light in weight and has a relatively large recoil handle that makes it easy to maneuver and handle. The steering handle is quite ergonomic in its design. It has a 21 inch clearing width; this makes it quite appropriate for clearing driveways and sidewalks. It displaces snow through its 13 inch chute that has a smooth and easy ratcheting design that makes adjusting it quite easy.
It does feature a very reliable 4 cycle engine with a manually controlled deflector coupled with two and seven inch wheels for ease of movement. The equipment is also easy to assemble at the onset, all one needs is a pair of adjustable wrench.
It also has a fully welded, strong, steel metal frame which makes the equipment safe to use and long lasting; fully protecting the auger at the same time. The engine is gasoline powered and weighs a meager 30 pounds, it can run for almost two hours (95 minutes to be exact) on a full tank of gas.
The PR621 is also maintenance free as its drive system has been developed without the use of belts and cables. It is also worth noting that the panels are made from high density polyethylene thereby protecting the blower from unwarranted impact. All in all it’s a great machine that performs way above most people’s expectations.
This machine comes packed with a 208 cc Snowking engine with an auger driven speed drive. This particular machine is gas powered with a height of 42 inches, a length of 42 inches and a width of around 21.5 inches.
It is thus a very compact machine that is very easy to maneuver and also comes with a very innovative remote chute rotator that is used to easily facilitate and direct the flow direction of the snow being removed. The Husqvarna ST121E is fitted with an electric start and an efficient LED lighting system that enables its easy use anytime of the day or night.
The ST 121 E is easy to use and works pretty well in clearing light amounts of snow. It is commonly used to clear sidewalks and driveways. Many people tend to love the electric start that is quite unique in this category of snow blowers. This equipment is best suited for areas that have light to moderate accumulation of snow at any given time.