Winter, with its great potential for snowstorms and blizzards, makes it imperative for home and business owners to make sure that their snow equipment is properly maintained for possible use. One popular type of snow equipment is the snowthrower.
A snowthrower – or a snowblower, as it is also mistakenly called – is a machine resembling a lawnmower except that it has a large pick-up (called an “impeller”) with blades or paddles inside it. The impeller gathers the snow and the blades throw it away. What makes a snowthrower different from a snowblower is that it takes the former only one stage to remove snow while the later takes two stages. In the case of the snowthrower, the impeller gathers the snow into the machine and is promptly dispelled via a discharge chute. Snowblowers, on the other, first uses an auger drive that gathers snow into the impeller. Then, the impeller blows off the snow from the machine.
Because it is considered a light duty machine, snowthrower parts tend to wear down easily with constant use. Some of the parts that an owner needs to have on hand in case the machine breaks down include the snow paddles (these are frequently broken if the paddles hit a fallen tree or tree stump or a large rock in the process of removing snow from a garden), spark plugs, shear pins, belts, slide shoes, and scraper bars.
Some of the leading snowthrower brands like Toro and Honda have all these replacement parts and more via hardware stores and online distributors. Simply check out the parts you need with a click of your mouse and pay for them with your credit card. The snowthrower parts will then be delivered right at your doorstep.