Snowmobile machines on the battery are not too widespread, despite all their advantages. However, those who thought about buying such equipment should learn about all the important features that they have inherent.
To date, three types of snow blowers are represented on the market: electrical, gasoline and rechargeable. They differ from each other at how food is powered for work. Rechargeable varieties are fueled from a lithium-ion battery, which is capable of uninterrupted operation and at extremely low temperatures. All you need – time from time to time to recharge the battery.
Often included a spare battery so that in case the main battery is discharged, it was possible to replace it with another and do not wait until the first restore its performance. Recharging is made from the usual power grid. However, you need to be attentive and pay attention to the characteristics. Charger may not be designed for standard Russian 220V. In this case, it will be necessary to additionally purchase a voltage converter.
Pros and cons
Like any species of snowpots, battery models have their pros and cons. The advantages include a few moments.
- Mobility. Unlike models on the electric motor, rechargeable snowstocks do not need to keep constantly connected to the electrical network.
- Ease. As a rule, such models weigh are not very much, so management under power and women.
- Ecology. In essence, the ecology is harmful only snow blowers on a gasoline engine. Rechargeable not thrown into the atmosphere of harmful substances.
- Functionality. Some models are equipped with additional features, such as headlights for working in the dark, heated handles for more comfortable control, remote adjustment system of the gate position for snow and other.
- Price. It is not very different from the average market prices for electrical models.
As for the shortcomings, two nuances can be distinguished here.
- As a rule, the battery life is limited, so it is possible to maintain only a small site.
- Lithium-ion battery can not be easily thrown into the garbage when it comes to dissent. It will be necessary to find a point of reception of such waste, and this will require additional time costs.
Rechargeable Snowman has the same principle of operation as the rest of the Snowpives. Moving forward, the machine with auger picks up the snow into the bucket, located in front, after which it grinds it and throws away through a special chute.
There are self-propelled and noncommodating machines. The second category is mainly electric shovels, but in contrast to classic options, they do not need to be included in the outlet. It provides greater mobility – a wireless machine can be moved arbitrarily far from home and not be afraid that it will turn off. The main thing is to charge the battery on time.
There are not so many battery snow blowers on the market, because people do not really buy them very. Mostly buyers embarrassment of small hours of operation of aggregates. However, manufacturers are trying to maximize the deficiencies and strengthen the advantages of devices. That is why there is a whole rating dedicated to accumulatory snowstocks. The emphasis here is made on the brand of technology that deserve confidence.
The list includes 5 most famous manufacturers. Each of them produces rechargeable snow removal machines with excellent technical specifications.
Despite the fact that the head office is based in China, the manufacturer of GreenWorks delivers good quality tools. At the same time, the company specializes specifically at the production of rechargeable equipment.
GreenWorks pneumopaths are most popular, since in addition to good characteristics, they also have a low price. The most sought-after and interesting models are presented in the table.
GreenWorks 40 V
A small snow blower, more like a shovel designed for cleaning an extremely limited territory. A screw is made of plastic. Maximum operation time – 40 minutes.
This model is similar to the classic snow blower. It can capture a snowy mass of 51 cm wide, which is undoubtedly a plus. Maximum operation time – 40 minutes.
GreenWorks 80 V
Another snowplow, which in appearance does not differ from electrical or gasoline analogues. Work time – up to 40 minutes. Power is the same as gasoline options.
Ryobi positions itself as one of the largest manufacturers of innovative garden equipment and power tools. It is not surprising that she did not pay attention to such a novelty as a rechargeable snowplow. The Ryobi RST36B51 model with a brushless engine is in demand from buyers due to excellent characteristics and an acceptable price (about 24,000 rubles).
The total weight of the aggregate is 17.5 kg. This allows you to work with him even women. The snow blower is equipped with two halogen headlights that allow you to remove the snow in the evening and at night. Gutter for throwing snow can be rotated 180 degrees, choosing a direction. Snow fence width – 51 cm.
The Japanese company has a high level of quality and at the same prices. Basically it supplies professional tools, but there are exceptions. Production are located in Europe (Germany and Great Britain). Therefore, for the quality of components and assembly, you can not worry.
MAKITA ELITECH CM 2E model refers to electric, However, you can purchase a battery from the same manufacturer and a special trailer for it. By the way, many cars work precisely for this principle – when the battery is not inside, but outside. The weight of the machine without a battery is 16 kg. Snow capture width – 50 cm.
Champion is one of the leaders in this industry. Many people around the world trust this manufacturer and buy it with its products. Champion did not produce rechargeable snow blowers as a separate category, but used the same approach as Makita – they provided trailed mechanisms and batteries.
The STE1650 model is often bought with the battery due to the fact that it is much cheaper than similar models. The cost is kept in the area of 10,000 rubles. There are some necessary functions, such as adjusting the gutter, but there is no number of options – there is no headlights or heating handles. However, the functionality fully corresponds to the price.
This firm is not as famous as Bosch, Viking and others, however it produces high-quality snow removal machines. The review would not be complete without mentioning the ESB-46LI model, which is in demand due to the available cost (24 200 rubles) and good technical indicators. It is also important that testing of motors and batteries was carried out in the conditions of Russian Siberia, so the device will definitely not stall at -20 degrees.
The width of the snow capture is not so big here – 46 cm, but this is enough to effectively clean the tracks or porch. The chute is adjustable manually, however, the snow emission is static and is 7 m.
Judging by the reviews, users are satisfied with the technique on the battery, but only when it comes to cleaning small territories from the freshly empty snow. Unfortunately, the power of the battery snow blower has not yet allowed to work with heavily or wet snow in large quantities.
Part of the users notes that it is inconvenient to use snow removal techniques with a trailed battery, because often the trailer is preventing. However, the positive aspect is that the removable battery for the electric unit allows you to move it to any place. The recharge of the battery is performed quickly, usually it takes about an hour. All this makes a snow blower on the battery with a logical choice when you need an inexpensive car cleaning device.
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