Do you have a large farm or business where you need to clear snow regularly and are thinking about renting a snow blower? Snow clearing is essential for both safety and property purposes during the winter months. But how do you choose the right equipment? There are basically two types of snow blowers available – two-stage or four-stage.
If you are simply clearing a small amount of snow on a private property, then a two stage snow blower is likely to be sufficient. This type clears snow effectively by using a slow rate of rotation that is relatively smooth. Typically this snow blower is suitable for light to medium-sized jobs, although it is not suitable for clearing large amounts of snow in one go. However, for jobs where a little more elbow grease is required, a single stage snow blower is certainly an economical and convenient choice.
The slow rate of rotation that two stage snow blowers employ is very convenient, but it can also be a liability. When using these machines for snow clearing, there is always a risk that the snow will not release and fall. It is very easy to injure yourself by having the machine fall and you could end up with a serious injury if the snow falls and bangs into your building. The cost of snow clearing machinery can be quite high, so it is important to consider the possible downside before committing to a snow blower rental. For this reason it is important to get some hard facts before making a commitment.
When considering renting a snow blower rental, you should first think about the size of area that you need to clear. Obviously, the larger the area, the more expensive the machine will be. Secondly, if you are thinking about buying a snow-clearing machine, then you will have the option of getting a piece that will clear a larger area. You may also want to consider if you are able to clear a larger area and make use of the machine in conjunction with other equipment such as a snow plow.
One of the disadvantages of hiring a snow clearing machine is that you do not own the machine. You will be renting it from the business. Therefore you will have full responsibility for maintaining the machine and ensuring that it is in good working order. Snow clearing equipment can be very costly, so it is always preferable to ensure that you are able to keep your equipment in good condition at all times. If you have spent money on a snow blower rental, you will most likely be unable to return it if the machine breaks down.
Another problem that can arise from snow clearing equipment is that it is a lot harder to remove the snow if you have to do it in the middle of the day when the snow starts to settle. If you choose to clear your snow this way, you will need to go back again to make sure that all the snow has been removed. The only other alternative is to hire a snow plow which will require you to leave the car and travel to the edge of the snow plain where you can clear the snow by shoveling it out yourself. You will have to do this repeatedly until the snow stops.
One final disadvantage that you have to watch out for is that some snow clearing machines work by using too much air pressure to clear snow. This can cause problems such as the blades of the machine getting caved in due to low pressures. The snow can also be sucked into the machine through the exhaust pipes. In this way you could end up spending more money repairing the machine than actually using it.
These are just some of the reasons why you should think about renting snow clearing equipment instead of purchasing it. If you are in an area where there is a winter snowfall, there is no doubt that you will need to clear the snow on a regular basis. Snow blower rentals are a great choice as they can be used whenever needed.