There are those who believe that the best way to get anything done is to throw a lot of manual power at it. That can be the case for those who want to clear snow from their garden or driveway. You can decide to buy a snow shovel and enjoy getting the needed exercise during winter. That is not a bad option but when you live in an area that gets a lot of snow fall daily and you don't want to spend your time building up your muscles, you will sooner or later opt to buy a snow blower. If you have the ambition to make your neighbors jealous, you can invest in a brand new riding lawn mower tractor snower blower combo. That will cost you a fortune and you might have to sell your children to pay off your debts. This is by no means the only way to clear your drive way during heavy snow fall.
If you want to take the cheap approach, you can buy a walk behind electric or gas snow thrower. There are many brands to choose from if you don't want to spend a lot of money. Snow joe 322p 12-inch 7.5 amp electric snow thrower will cost you $70 with free shipping at Amazon.com. This is likely the cheap snow blower you can get but you should only buy this if you want to clear a few inches of snow and you cannot handle the more powerful machines
If you are still in the cheap mindset, the Toro 38361 power shovel electric snow thrower will cost $90 at Amazon.com. These are like snow shovel but with a little bit of current passing through them. They will get the job done for those who are tired of using their cheap snow shovel.
If you want something more powerful that will make a lot of noise but will be more efficient, you will do well in trying out the following:
Ariens Professional Sno-Tro is the next step up for those who need power and a wider clearing width from their snowblower. This will cost you $2.600 and will give you a generous 420cc 15HP. This can be purchased directly at Ariens or at specialized retailers.
Other good brands to look into are Husqvarna, Troy-Bilt and Stanley. The price range for the heavy duty snowblower are around $2,000. That is the price you have to pay for ease of use and the power to get the job done quickly.
For those who can't stand walking behind their snowthrower, the next step up will be investing in riding lawn mower tractor snow blower combo. These generally tend to come with cutting blade and a snow blower attachment. You can buy used ones as that will mean a saving of over $1,000. You can also decided you are worth more than that and buy a brand new riding law mower tractor with attachment. That will cost you a minimum of $4,000 and over. By the way, the more power you get from your tractor, the more expensive it will be.