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


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#16 Arti ONLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 05:48 PM

I've had both the 2 Stage Blowers Certainly took more HP to run. Also a lot depends on the engineering and the condition, if a 1 stage Thrower gets the paddles wore they quickly loose there efficiency.

If you look at the small Horse Power walk behind units they are almost always 1 stage throwers and 5 hp and up are blowers.

Advantages to each design just my 2 cents worth.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 06:41 PM

In addition to everything above one has to look at the work being done.  If the blower is designed to toss the snow further that will take more power.

 

Is this a theoretical question or is the OP trying to match a snow thrower/blower to his tractor ?


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:17 PM

I run both a single and two stage on my 445 and I can't tell the difference power wise.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:26 PM

One thing to remember, propane 1 said they are of equal size, factoring in distance, snow consistency, etc you could have many variables.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 08:28 PM

In the Bolens world, the early Large Frames with the lower HP Wisconsin singles could only be outfitted with a single stage unit. Although you would be able to fit the later 2-stage blower (from the higher HP Kohler twin-equipped Large Frames) the lower HP tractors did not have enough grunt to run the big blowers. And all tube frame tractors ( lower HP singles) used single stage throwers (snowcasters). That tells me something about the relative HP requirements for the two types.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 08:38 PM

Ford tractors lgt 100 up to 165 could have a thrower or a blower as far as I know. I have see both. But maybe the thrower was one model, and blower was on the other model of tractor. Noel.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 08:55 PM

Just a question 3v0. I have blowers but started using a thrower just a few weeks ago , and was wondering the difference. They work differently the throwers as compared to a blower. Noel.

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Posted March 28, 2015 - 07:28 AM

I realize that Wikipedia is the gospel...insert rolleyes here... but those two terms are interchangeable and mean virtually the same thing. There are one and two stage versions, but they both do the same job in the same general manor. It's like changing the name a vacuum cleaner because it's got an additional "turbo chamber".


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