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Leaf blower for snow removal

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by farmmower, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. farmmower

    farmmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    I am considering a Stihl BR600 for leaf removal on a farm property in the fall but wondering how much snow I can blow at my house in CO at 8700 ft.? I have a long drive and usually do the removal myself with a wide shovel and a snow blower. I remove even a couple of inches because if I don't it turns to ice.

    The snow is usually pretty dry and wondering how effective the leaf blower would be? It would seem for up to 3 inches or so it would be pretty effective and faster than other means. Anyone have experience with this?

    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    I can tell you for a fact that my hand-held blower works great in the winter on dry snow.

    I blow off my vehicles, blow a path out the door, blow around the doors etc. A back-pack unit would really move some snow. Not good enough to clear 3" off a full driveway but great for all your sidewalks, paths and cleaning up after the blower or after a light dusting. Tends to get you all wet as the operator though. Puts a LOT of snow in the air. They'll even blow off slushy ice.
  3. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    We use blowers for the light snows up here and they work great. However we maybe only have two of these types of snows a season.
  4. TurfGuysInc.

    TurfGuysInc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    thats a good idea for the light fluffy snow.

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