It’s that time of the year again! Or is it almost always that time of the year for you? I’m talking about snow! Depending on where you live, if it snows, there is always some work to be fun. Scenes of people enjoying snow in the movies make you wish there was an easier way to deal with all the ice that piles up in your yard. If this sounds all too familiar, then it’s time to find and purchase the best cordless snow blower for you!
Snow Joe’s and EcoSharp technology have partnered up to give you Snow Joe’s iON line of Snow Blowers! Which moves snow at a rate of 495 pounds each minute for 50 minutes at a time, with just one push of a button! With power like that you might worry about the sound of the thing, but it’s actually extremely quiet. No need for gas or oil as this snow blower has a rechargeable 40V lithium-ion battery.
The 180 degree rotate chute allows you to throw snow 20 feet away and can clear up to 18 inches wide by 8 inches depth of snow in seconds. This blower is super lightweight, too, weighing in at only 32 pounds, and is equipped with an LED light for those dark times. All in all, the Snow Joe iON18SB is a great little snow blower that screams- oops I mean whispers convenience and easy handling.
Another battery operated product but this time by GreenWorks! This snow thrower has two batteries that have a 30 minute charge time and will run for 45 minutes on a full set. The batteries are of 80 volt lithium ion and the whole piece is 33 pounds which is a decent weight for a good durable thrower, You can pass through snow with this and it will literally clear up 20 inches of snow as you go!
This machine does not emit carbon and is environmentally friendly and pretty friendly on the ears as well as it’s not so loud. It also has 2 LED lights built in for seeing better during darker times and requires no maintenance. If you’ve heard of Tesla Technology before, those are the guys responsible for the awesome batteries which contain top quality Panasonic cells to bring you in to the new era of snow blowing technology!
Snow Joe is at it again but this time, with a smaller and more portable option. Introducing the Snow Joe iON13SS Cordless Snow Shovel! Don’t judge this thing by it’s size, because you’d be surprised at the kind of power the included rechargeable 40 volt lithium ion battery can put out, because the 500 watt none brush motor will use it to its full potential, as it can blow through 300 pounds of snow per minute, and throw it at around 25 feet away.
This blower can clear snow of 13 inches wide and 6 inches deep with one blow with absolutely minimal sound. Just one push of a button will have it running for 52 minutes.This iON13SS model comes with a full 2 year warranty, a battery charger, and a cover for the blower. This is by far one of the most portable snow blowers in the market, weighing only 14.5 pounds with a height of 13 inches maximum length on the retractable handle.
Think of this GreenWorks model as the little brother of the GreenWorks PRO 80V Cordless Snow Thrower. They are so similar, so consider all of the features that its big brother has first like the lithium ion battery, LED lights, and the brushless motor system . Now let’s take a look at the difference, this snow blower has one 40V rechargeable battery, and not from Tesla, this time for G-MAX, and this battery powers your blower to help you clear 20 inches by 8 inches of snow in one blow.
Weighs only 33 pounds, which is a lot lighter than their more hardcore version, but just like the first product mentioned by GreenWorks, this has a 180 degree rotating chute that can spit out snow for up to 20 feet. Definitely a cheaper alternative, but still pretty good for the quality. It can take up to 2 hours to charge and runs for 45 minutes and has only 2 plastic blades, so you might want to ease up on really impacted snow, the blades are replaceable though if you want to install heavy duty steel blades or rubber blades depending on the snow situation.
Snow Joe’s line of Snow Blowers seem to be on a roll here, with their 3rd product hitting the top of the market and making it into the list, the iON21SB-PRO. This super quiet snow blower emits no carbon so you can rev it up without worrying about being too loud or adding to the greenhouse effect. It can move up to 660 pounds per minute, with 21 inches wide and 8 inches thickness of snow being blown away in seconds! It will throw snow 20 feet and has a built in LED headlight.
The rechargeable 40V 5.0Ah lithium ion battery from EcoSharp Technology can provide 65 minutes of use with a fully charged battery. The blades in the steel auger are rubber which is responsible for the large amounts of snow it can clear. This Snow Joe model comes with the battery, a battery charger, a cleanup tool, and an awesome full 2 year warranty.
You’ve seen the smallest cordless snow blower that Snow Joe’s iON line has to offer, now it’s time to look at the biggest! This two stage snow blower has two 40 volt rechargeable lithium ion batteries, the same kind by EcoSharp Tech in the iON21SB-PRO Snow Joe model only at 6.0Ah instead of 5.0Ah that give you 50 minutes of use in one go.
The 2500 watt brushless motor will have you blowing an incredible 1000 pounds of snow per minute! That’s 24 inches by 13 inches thickness of snow gone in a single blow! The display is really cool, as well, it’s LED lit up and provides easy function at the press of a finger. The built in 0.3 watt LED headlights is a great feature and makes this thing heavy duty and convenient at the same time! No carbon emissions and a 2 year warranty? Those are definitely big bonuses to this already amazing snow blowing machine!
This snow thrower by Black+Decker has a rubber auger can clear a wifth of 21 inches of snow and about 6-8 inches in depth. The two rechargeable lithium batteries are 2.5Ah and 40 volts max with a minimum of 36 volts. This heavy duty snow thrower weighs 46 pounds and uses the ever so popular brushless motor technology. Much like the other products we’ve discussed, these have a 18 degree rotational chute that spits out snow of the average 20 feet.
This product comes with the 2 required batteries, a battery charger of 4 maximum inputs, a cleaning tool, and a safety key. The machine only needs one battery to run, but it is advisable if possible to put them both in to avoid having to change it later, the maximum input of batteries is 2. The batteries may take around 3 hours to charge so if you’ll be throwing snow all day, grab a couple more 2.5Ah 40V rechargeable lithium batteries and have them all charged for the day!
If you’ve got hard, impacted snow, this is a product that is all about high performance and durability. The YB6270 Two-Stage Snow Blower by Yardmax has a a high speed impeller diameter of 12 inches that reduces the chances of blockages, and 24 inches of snow clearing width with an incredible 21 inches depth of snow for intake. The engline on this thing is a 7.0 hp 208cc snow engine with an electrical start feature from LCT. The augers are steel, and honestly so durable you cut through ice with this!
You can pick your speed on this thing, there is a range of 6 speeds for a forward motion, and 2 speed options for reverse. This thing weighs 161 pounds for heavy duty work but also equipped with 13 by 4 inch tires that plows through stubborn snow without effort. Yardmax offers a 2 year warranty on all their products. Keep this in mind, this snow blower uses gas and the batteries are just for starting in place of a recoil starter, the batteries will not run the machine, gas is needed, which is definitely a first in this list!
It’s important to take a look at the kind of snow you’re dealing with. If it’s heavy snow, of course you’ll want to get something big like the Black+Decker LCSB2140 40V Max Lithium Snow Thrower or one of the other similar heavy duty and high performance snow blowers. If you only usually get light to medium snow though, you can opt for the Snow Joe iON13SS which is also a lot cheaper. These smaller ones are also great for terraces and bringing around with you because it is so light weight but still does such a great job of clearing snow.
Most of the ones here run on rechargeable batteries, if you’re one who prefers to use a gas type, the most popular cordless and gas snow blower is the Yardmax YB6270 Two-Stage Snow Blower, consider the size of this thing though, it’s usually best for big driveways and throwing big amounts of snow. If you’re dealing with impacted snow and ice, I would suggest a heavy duty blower with steel blades such as, again, the Yardmax YB6270. If it is consistently dark where you live or plan on fixing the snow problem when it’s dark, make sure the blower you purchase has a built in LED headlight feature to save you the hassle of bringing around a flashlight.
You can always modify your machine as long as you know what you’re doing, if you’re a beginner and want to change the blades, make sure that your snow blower is capable of being easily modified. People tend to switch to steel or rubber blades from plastic as they are more durable, but you want to consider the motor on the blower as well, and how the auger and blades work with the motor and the battery power. It takes a lot of reading, so if you’re not up for that just yet, you’re better off purchasing a snow blower that is perfect for you as it is.
Snow blowers don’t come cheap, even the cheap ones can get a little pricey. It is imperative to weigh the pros and cons of each product before purchase to ensure that you get exactly what you need at the price you’re willing to pay. Look for durability, efficiency, and functionality. Consider your priorities with snow blower features and pick the one that best suits your situation, and I guarantee that clearing snow will be a much easier job than it has ever been before!