Three-Stage Snow Blower Buying Guide

Three-Stage Snow Blower Buying Guide

How to Pick the Perfect 3-Stage Snow Blower

Dale, the Snow Blower Expert
Snow Blower Expert

It's winter, which means it's almost time to battle the giant snow pile at the end of your driveway. You know what I'm talking about; the frozen mountain created by a city plow just before you're about to leave home.

Get the right tool to handle winter's worst. The speed and performance of a three-stage snow blower will save you time and energy and make clearing large drifts a breeze. Below are a few ways in which a three-stage snow blower enhances your snow-clearing efforts.


Two-Stage and Three-Stage Snowblower Comparison Chart


Unique, Innovative Design


Two heavy-duty steel augers collect and move snow to the center where the induction accelerator chops and pushes the snow directly into the high-performance impeller, launching it up to 50 feet away.


50% More Throughput

Throughput describes how much snow can be moved through the blower at a time. A three-stage snow blower moves up to fifty percent more snow than a two-stage snowblower. This means higher efficiency and less snow left behind.


Quicker Clearing

The increased throughput of a three-stage means it can handle more snow at once. Most snow blowers have to take large drifts a little at a time. A three-stage has the power and efficiency to handle it with speed.


Cleaner Results

Cub Cadet 3-stage

Because of its enhanced performance and innovative design, a three-stage snow blower leaves less snow behind. It keeps more snow moving all the way to the impeller, which means a cleaner driveway and cleaner augers when you're through.


Track-Drive Snowblowers

Ariens RapidTrak Snowblower in Use

Track-drive snow blowers move how a tank does across the snow; the tracks remain in contact with the ground on steep terrain, giving it maximum traction in harsh environments.

Unlike snowblowers with wheels, track-driven blowers are safe to use on steep paved or unpaved surfaces and are available on two or three-stage snow blowers. 

Most track-drive snow blowers won't allow you to turn the blower until a handle-mounted trigger is engaged for safe steering, and some models even have a variable speed control for easier operation.


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Dale, the Snow Blower Expert
Snow Blower Expert
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