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post #41 of 48 Old 01-26-2018, 12:49 PM
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This tread got me thinking, I have a "Bounce House" blower motor sitting in my garage..., hmmmmm, I bet that could move some snow!!
They can as long as you can fit a tube on the exhaust port like a leaf blower. These things are incredibly powerful. I have one myself. The only hassle is running the cord.
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This is such a nice idea.
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I use my Stihl BR400 purchased in 1998 for $400 bucks the most used machine in my garage summer and winter. Works great on a dusting of dry cold snow.
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I've used my RedMax EB6200 for clearing the driveway for years now. Only works well with dry snow and not more than a couple inches. It does a great job of cleaning right down to the pavement. Think I once attached an action cam to the blower. I'll see if I can find the footage and upload to YouTube.
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I have also used my backpack and a handheld leaf blower on snow. As Inh notes the snow has to be very dry and no more than a couple of inches, but it does work.
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I have blowers, handheld and backpack that I use in my landscaping business. I maintain a few drives on contract in the winter as well.
I tried blowers on the snow a few times. Overall it didnt work for me. Under ideal conditions, less than an inch and zero wind it worked pretty good. Those conditions happen so rarely that I dont bother any more. Using a 36 inch pusher is the best deal for me.
What I found with the blower is you usually have wind baffling around buildings, over roofs etc. blowing snow back in your face. Not very pleasant with any wind unless your in the wide open. So I leave the blowers for yard work, cleaning up leaves and blowing grass and debris off drives which is where they shine. But to each his own.
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Think I also remember seeing video footage on the local news once of crews getting Gillette Stadium seats cleared off using backpack blowers after a snowfall getting ready for an upcoming game. Can't decide whether this was really a good idea as a broom might be better.
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I have also used my backpack and a handheld leaf blower on snow. As Inh notes the snow has to be very dry and no more than a couple of inches, but it does work.

My neighbor came over during the Xmas holidays with his new Xmas present....a backpack leaf blower. Now, I don't know the particulars on it, but I do know that he retired from Park Management last year, so I think he knows a bit about outdoor equipment. I could NOT believe that the blower he was using actually stripped away the packed ice/snow on the driveway, that I normally have to use an ice scraper on, with Herculean efforts. It cleaned my driveway down to the cement, except for a few places. Incredible!

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