Oh it cleans right down to the surface all right, the concept wouldn't work if it didn't.Looks like a single stage style auger and controls in a two stage style housing/bucket and chute. But it's not cleaning right down to the pavement like single stage blowers normally do.
So not fresh snow, noted, look at those snow banks.And lastly, most importantly - there is NO snow on the trees. Zero. NONE.
To be fair I'm assuming those are the augers after studying the photos, Look at the rear wheels....and as you can see in the last photo, it is clearing right to the surface,Well if the augers are the hint I'm still lost.😉🤔
I'm assuming they're turning but hard to tell from a still picture
Although not wheel propelled, it is pulled forward by the rubber bladed auger, just like a single stage. There was some discussion about them here-If that's the case maybe she's pushing it to the end of the driveway and leaving it there..!🤔
Yeah that's what I thought too, until I owned one and was able to put it to use. Most front tine rototillers aren't wheel driven either. Neither are single stage snow throwers and push lawnmowers. But as anyone who's operated a modern Single stage thrower can tell you, they can actually clear more snow faster, with less effort than an older disk drive and other compacts (in certain circumstances).I'm not an Ariens guy, but I know that is a less popular model since the wheels are not power driven and you have to push it through the snow.
You've never seen this model before and I could prove it.It is not a concept. I have seemed it for sale in my area before. I already knew it was a push snowblower with those skinny wheels. Also, there is nothing in the photos that indicate summer of 2020. It hard to know what you want for the answer, so everyone win and you lose.
Maybe not that model, but a similar Ariens model. It had like 3.5 HP up to 5 HP. It had those skinny bicycle wheels. It looked exactly like that. I have seemed many vintage snowblowers like that. No one wants to push those heavy snowblowers through 10" of snow, that is why they are not popular. On a single-stage, at least the paddles help propel it forward. I think the current Toro SnowMaster 824 QXE is using the same concept, but better. It doesn't has drive.You've never seen this model before and I could prove it.