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Which takes more hp to operate, snow thrower or snow blower?


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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 03:50 PM

If you had both the thrower and blower the same width and same height which one would need more hp to operate or are both the same ?? Noel.
I have a guess.

Edited by propane1, March 27, 2015 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 03:53 PM

I'll bite: what is the difference between a snowthrower and a snowblower. I thought that it was different names for the same thing. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 03:55 PM

Yeah, I'm with Rick....what's the difference between a snow-blower and a snow-thrower??


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 03:59 PM

From Wikipedia...

 

snow blower or snow thrower is a machine for removing snow from an area where it is not wanted, such as a drivewaysidewalkroadwayrailroad trackice rinkrunway, or houses. The term "snow thrower" is often used to encompass snow throwers and snow blowers, however, in proper a snow thrower is a machine that uses a single stage to remove or "throw" snow while a snowblower uses two stages to remove or "blow" snow. It can use either electric power (line power or battery), or a gasoline or diesel engine to throw snow to another location or into a truck to be hauled away. This is in contrast with the action of snow plows, which push snow to the front or side (shovels can be similarly used).


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:05 PM

Thanks Wilberj. I could not of explained better myself. Noel.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:06 PM

If your talking dual stage vs single stage I would thing a dual stage would need more power if for any other reason their is more parts turning thus more mechanical friction---and your also moving the snow twice,once from the auger to the impeller and then from the auger out the chute-----------But I have been wrong before. 

 

Sorry I meant to say ---from the IMPELLER out the chute


Edited by Bill 76, March 27, 2015 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:11 PM

So, what is a snow caster? I agree with the man who said they're all the same.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Why didn't you just say single stage vs. dual stage? :poke:

 

I think dual (2 stage) would take more HP to operate given the info in the 1st post.

More mechanical goodies spinning & turning, thus friction, thus more HP to run it!!

 

 

OOPS, kind of the same thing Bill 76 said....My bad.


Edited by KC9KAS, March 27, 2015 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:31 PM

Opps, I figured every body knew the difference between a snow thrower and snow blower, sorry. Noel

 

Snow caster is a snow thrower , as far as I know.


Edited by propane1, March 27, 2015 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:32 PM

No Idea...never laid eyes on either..


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:32 PM

To me, a snow thrower is me with a shovel! Not much horsepower there, for sure!


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:44 PM

I'm going to play devils advocate here.If both are the same area wise I would think the single stage would need more power. Single stages spin faster than two stage in the initial contact area because the auger portion and impeller portion are connected, so you have a fast spinning body meeting a larger contact area. A two stage uses a slower auger speed to feed the impeller so you need less power. Not to mention most single stages need to be force fed to work efficiently.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 04:58 PM

I wouldn't be too sure that a two stage would use more hp to operate.
Sure, it would take more hp to get it spinning.
But, once it's spinning all that mass it shouldn't take any more hp to keep it spinning.
Whereas a single may be slowed down every time it hits snow.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 05:25 PM

I agree with Leonard Van Camp and Rock Farmer. I think it would take more hp to operate a single stage thrower, because it has to do every thing in one stage where as the blower breaks it up into two stages which makes it easier to operate. Just my opinion. Noel.
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 05:38 PM

Let me clear this up

 

Snow thrower

snowthrow.jpg

 

 

Snow blower

 

snowblow.jpg

 

Snow caster

 

snowcaster.jpg

 

 

 

 

This has been an Uncle WIllie educational minute.

 


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