Switching to Eco-Friendly Snow Blowers: Saving Money and the Planet

If you haven’t noticed, there is a growing trend to move away from using just about anything that’s gas-powered. With every new mandate – from the New York legislation that proposes a ban on selling new, internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 to ending the production of gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024 – we’re moving ever closer to a total reliance on electric tools. So, what’s the problem with that? Frankly, perception. Many people are convinced that battery-powered equipment is somehow inferior to their gas-powered counterparts. But nothing could be further from the truth.


In fact, side-by-side comparisons involving everything from vehicles to landscaping equipment, durability, reliability, and power are very similar. As the proof begins to mount, one piece of equipment to keep top of mind as we approach the winter season is a snow blower. While cordless electric snow blowers have been around for years, they are now poised to sit atop the leaderboard when it comes to making the most intelligent purchase for your snow moving needs. And two of the most dependable models on the market today come from EGO and Snow Joe. (pictures)



More than avoiding cutting the power cord during use, the electric portable snow blowers like the ones we offer at Global Industrial are more convenient. When considering the quick charge and easy to switch batteries it makes working outdoors better for you and the environment. But that’s not where the comparison ends. According to Family Handyman, an authority on tools and equipment, an electric cordless snow blower offers users a solution that’s inexpensive, lightweight and one that requires far less maintenance, creates no fumes and is easy to store. With that in mind, let’s look at a few other reasons to consider an electric snow blower over gas snow blowers this winter season. 





A snow blower without a combustion engine means no need for gasoline. And no gasoline means no hydrocarbons in the air. Cordless electric snow blowers, on the other hand, create zero emissions. None. Nada. Zip. Period.



Beyond the gas, a fuel powered snow blower has an engine that includes air filters and spark plugs that need regular attention to keep the engine running properly. And with an engine, comes the engine parts that need oil. All of this adds up to time and energy you could be putting into removing more snow. And when it comes to snow blower cost, gas models are typically among the most expensive models to purchase. In addition, they require gas and as gas prices remain high, they are proving to not be the most cost-effective choice you can make when it comes to keeping your sidewalks and driveways snow free. 



Keeping the noise down isn’t just about being easier on the ears, it also comes down to safety. When equipment is quieter it makes communication between employees easier and helps to avoid miscommunication. A quieter snow blower machine also makes hearing other machinery like nearby trucks and forklifts easier. Cordless electric snow blowers make virtually no noise when working and even less when in neutral.



Instead of fighting the pull cord of a gas-powered heavy duty snow blower, just press a button. Yep, it’s that simple.



Unlike the engine and maintenance of a gas-powered snow blower, cordless electric models require a replacement lithium-ion battery. And as it turns out, the type of batteries used for cordless electric equipment are often designed to be used with more than one type of tool, saving you money in the long run. 


Our goal at Global Industrial is to offer the best equipment that not only serves you and your teams well, but also serves the environment. To that end, we no longer carry gas-powered snow blowers. Understanding where the market is going, we can see gas-powered equipment becoming increasingly difficult to service and support going forward. At Global Industrial, we offer many good snow blowers and tools that enable warehouse managers to improve the winter conditions around their property. Learn more about all the ways we can help you remove the snow this season by contacting one of our Global Industrial sales representatives at 888.978.7759 or contacting us here.


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