Snow Blowers 101

Snow blowers are used to quickly and easily remove snow.  They easily cut through packed snow and ice, even the tough stuff the plow leaves at the end of your driveway.  Buying a snow blower can be challenging, if you've never purchased or used one before, so we've assembled a few tips to help you select the best snow blower for your home.

Single Stage Snow Blower

Small-frame snow blowers, known as single stage, are self-propelled with an auger to remove light to medium snow on paved surfaces. The auger combined with the power of the engine, scoops up the snow and discharges it through the chute. Single-stage snow blowers are typically lighter and easier to handle than dual-stage models.

Dual Stage Snow Blower

Brute Dual Stage Snow Thrower

Large frame snow blowers, known as dual stage, are self-propelled with an auger and impeller to remove snow. The auger and impeller, combined with the power of the engine, remove more snow faster by chewing up snow and ice then throwing it through the chute. Dual stage snow blowers are great for handling all types of snow on any surface.

Why Engines Matter

Brute Snow Engine

The Briggs & Stratton Snow Series™ engines are great for giving the power that is required to handle snow blowing. Reliable and easy to start even in the coldest weather conditions, the Briggs & Stratton snow engines are designed to deliver the power you’ll need to blow even heavy, wet snow.

What Conditions Are Brute® Snow Blowers Good For?

House in need of a Brute snow blower
Brute by Briggs & Stratton snow blowers are designed to be tough, hardworking, and reliable just like what you would expect from a Briggs & Stratton product.  

Brute offers a durable snow blower for every condition, from a single-stage snow blower to dual-stage snow blowers with options to fit your specific snow removal needs.  Dual-stage snow blowers come in medium-duty and heavy duty models.  High-performance, robust features make Brute by Briggs & Stratton snow blowers run season after season.

What are all these terms?

What Are All These Terms?

Impeller. Dual stage. Learn the meaning behind all of the terms and specs used to describe a snow blower.