The Difference of Snow Blowers and Snow Throwers
Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they aren’t the same. A “snow thrower” is a single-stage snow removal machine that picks up the snow in one motion and throws it out the chute in one single movement. Snow throwers are also smaller than snow blowers. Single stage snow throwers are a good option if you don’t get a lot of snow, or if you have a relatively small area to clear.
A “snow blower” is a two-stage snow removal machine. The auger scoops up the snow (first stage) and feeds it to the impeller, which blows the snow out the chute, up to 50 feet. Two-stage snow blowers are bigger, wider, and more powerful, allowing them to clear a larger area. They also have higher intakes, making them able to handle deep snowdrifts.