While you could be feeling the chill of winter already, snow hasn’t yet fallen on your neighborhood. Halloween is still weeks away, and Black Friday won’t come until the last week of November. So, you might ask yourself, how come we’ve decided to publish as early as now a list of the best snow blower brands for this year? We have several reasons for doing so, and they all concern you.
We’ll begin with the snow for this winter. We believe it would be best you buy a snow blower before it falls. What a headache it would be if snow fell at night, forcing you to trudge through it to a nearby store to buy a snow blower and then trudge back home to move the white stuff out of your property. Imagine how difficult all this would be if it fell on the eve of Black Friday.
Lists of the best snow blowers are more common than lists of the best snow blower brands, but we believe it would be better to get to know the brands than the snow blowers themselves. Learning all about the brands—history, vision, mission, etc.—enables you to choose among the snow blowers more wisely than not; helping ensure you’d get the most suitable one to yourself or your loved ones.
So, without further ado, here (in no particular order) are the best snow blower brands for 2014:
The Best Snow Blower Brands
The Toro Company
Referred widely to as Toro, The Toro Company is one of the leading global providers of state-of-the-art turf, landscape, rental, and construction equipment as well as irrigation and outdoor-lighting solutions. Its headquarters is located in Minnesota. It has been in operation for more than a century now. It had been founded by John Samuel Clapper—its late president and chairman of the board of directors—a couple of decades into the 1900s. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the Toro 38381 18-Inch 15 Amp Electric 1800 Power Curve Snow Blower: a light (24–25 lbs) snow blower that can move a maximum of 700 lbs of snow per minute to a maximum distance of 30 ft away and that utilizes a piece of technology that helps ensure all the snow will be dealt with as well as prevents clogging.
Founded early in the 1600s as the Jönköping Rifle Factory by the Swedish king then, Husqvarna is now an international producer of various machines; including: construction products, kitchen equipment, chainsaws, lawn mowers, snow blowers, motorcycles, sewing machines, and bicycles. Its headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2-Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower, 24″: one of the most powerful yet relatively compact snow blowers currently available in the market.
Founded in 1912 as the Poulan Saw Co. by chainsaw pioneer, as well as former Louisiana native, Claude Casper Poulan; Poulan PRO is the brand name of the Husqvarna Group for outdoor power equipment, which include lawn mowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, and snow blowers. Its currently best-selling two stage snow blower on Amazon is the Poulan PRO PR270 961920090 Two Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower 27-Inch, 208cc: one of the most powerful, reliable, and easy-to-operate Poulan PRO-brand snow blowers commercially available right now.
The Ariens Company
Referred widely to as Ariens, the Ariens Company is an equipment company based in Wisconsin that manufactures commercial, as well as high-end, lawn tractors and snow blowers. It was founded in 1933 by one Henry Ariens. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the Ariens 921030 Deluxe 28 254cc 28 inch Two Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Start: one of the most powerful snow blowers currently available in the market.
Craftsman is an American line of tools, work wear, and lawn-and-garden equipment. It’s controlled by the Sears Holdings Corporation. This corporation registered the Craftsman trademark in 1927. Its currently best-selling Craftsman snow blower is the Craftsman 24” 179cc Dual-Stage Snowblower: one of the most powerful yet lightweight snow blowers commercially available at present.
Cub Cadet was a premium small tractors line established in 1960 as part of the International Harvester Company (the original name of the Navistar International Corporation), an American agricultural machinery, construction equipment, vehicle, commercial truck, and household, as well as commercial, products manufacturer. Through the years it grew to include various outdoor power equipment—lawn-and-garden tractors, mowers, snow blowers, etc.—and after-market attachments (e.g., blades, front loaders, plows, and carts). Among the currently best-selling Cub Cadet snow blowers is the Cub Cadet 24″ 524 SWE: one of the easiest-to-operate snow blowers commercially available now.
Honda Motors Co., Ltd.
Referred widely to as Honda, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public, multinational corporation that manufactures automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment. In the ‘80s it developed the HS35 compact, household-use snow blower for the North American market. Now it supplies snow blowers locally as well as in the USA and Europe. Its currently best-selling snow blower is the HS724TA, which promises to move up to 46 tons of snow per hour.
Jonsered is another brand name of the Husqvarna Group for outdoor power equipment. It used to be a manufacturing company located in the Jonsered Municipality, which is located in Sweden. With the brand name Husqvarna produces various outdoor power tools, which include chain saws and snow blowers. The currently best-selling, Jonsered-brand snow blower is the J621ES Premium 21″ Single Stage Snowblower: one of the snow blowers commercially available right now that can give you the best bang for your buck.
Launched in 2004 with the goal of producing an effective, easy-to-use snow blower for under $100.00; Snow Joe is a company located in New Jersey that designs, as well as develops, high-quality, affordable, innovative, commercial lawn-and-garden-maintenance tools. The company named both this snow blower and itself Snow Joe. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the Snow Joe SJ621 18″ 13.5-Amp Electric Snow Thrower with Headlight: one of the easiest to use, as well as maintain, snowblowers currently available in the market.
Originally founded in 1919 as the automobile-parts maker Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, Murray is now a lawn-and-garden equipment manufacturer for various brands and other companies. It started doing so in 1993. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the Murray 1695885 22-Inch Gas Powered Single Stage Snow Thrower with 800 Snow Series 4-Cycle OHV 205cc Engine and Electric Start. This snow blower is powered by a 250cc engine, which is currently among the most powerful engines used for snow blowers.
Worx is a producer of various outdoor power tools, which include mowers, grass trimmers, chainsaws, and snow blowers. Its mission is to make products that are environment friendly as possible. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the WORX WG650 18″ 13 Amp Electric Snow Thrower: one of the most versatile snow blowers commercially available now.
Like Worx, Greenworks aims to produce tools that can generate as less pollution as possible. In fact, most of this Mooresville, North Carolina-based company’s snow blowers are electric. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the GreenWorks 26032 12 Amp 20″ Corded Snow Thrower: one of the most versatile, as well as maneuverable, electric snow blowers currently available in the market.
PowerSmart is brand of quality, affordable snow blowers and lawn mowers. It’s controlled by Amerisun, the sole distributor and support center in the USA for several outdoor power equipments. Among its best-selling snow blowers on Amazon is the Power Smart DB7651 24-inch 208cc LCT Gas Powered 2-Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Star: one of the most powerful gas snowblowers commercially available at present.
Founded in 1922, Simplicity is a manufacturer of premium outdoor power equipment that’s based in Milwaukee, WI. It boasts of having had produced sturdy, powerful, easy-to-maneuver snow blowers with various clearing width options. Among its best-selling snow blowers is the Simplicity 922EXD 22″ 205cc Deluxe Single Stage Snow Blower with Electric Start and Snow Shredder Auger: one of the toughest, sturdiest, strongest, and most effective snow blowers currently available in the market.
Founded in 1951, Snapper is among the leading outdoor power tools manufacturers in the USA. Like Simplicity, it’s based in Milwaukee, WI, too. Its currently best-selling snow blower on Amazon is the Snapper Snowblower 1696168 22-inch Single Stage Snow Blower with Snow Series 4-Cycle OHV 163cc Engine and Remote Electric Start. It has wire muffler guard and chute with rotation of 200 degrees. It is lightweight which makes this easy to use, yet it is one of the most heavy-duty snow blowers currently available in the market.
A brand is more than a mark that is intended to distinguish a product from the rest. It also symbolizes what the producer stands for. This includes its vision, mission, and principles. Knowing these could enable you to make a better choice when in the market for a product. Having had introduced you the best snow blower brands for 2014, we hope you’ll be able to find the best snow blower for yourself or your loved ones this winter indeed.