Category Archives: Snow Removal

Power Brushes vs. Snow Throwers

Power Brushes vs. Snow Throwers

When snow accumulates, we tend to not be picky about how it’s removed. All we know is it’s in our way and we want it gone so we can get on with what we have to do. However, how do you decide whether a snow thrower or power brush is the best option to remove the snow?

The answer to this question is simple: there is no answer. The truth is it all depends on your situation.

Power Brush for Snow RemovalA snow thrower is a piece of machinery that excels at moving deep and heavy snow. Say, for instance, you live in an area that gets pounded with snow during the winter months. Chances are, snow accumulation is very frequent and deep. To help you clear the way, you’re going to need something powerful and that’s where a snow thrower comes in.

It’s also a great option for wet snow as well. That type of precipitation can be very heavy and not easily moved with a shovel. A snow thrower’s engine has the power to pull in that snow and toss it out of the way so you can head to work.

A power brush, on the other hand, is a great option for areas that receive a great deal of foot traffic. The bristles on a power brush will get right down to the pavement and literally brush the accumulated snow aside. Speaking of foot traffic, power brushes are also very helpful in areas where people could drop items as well. A power brush won’t get clogged up passing over a dropped cellphone or keys, but if one of those objects is pulled into a snow thrower, it could cause serious damage.

All of that said, the ideal place for a power brush would most certainly be a business, commercial plaza or shopping mall. That way you not only keep people safe entering but allow them to see things they might drop also. They’re also a great option for residences, especially if your area doesn’t see much snowfall in the winter months.

Whether you land on a snow thrower or power brush, L.J. Elter & Son has got you covered. We have a full selection of winter equipment from leading manufacturers, including Gravely, Ariens, Shindaiwa and more. For more information on power brushes, snow throwers and other winter equipment we carry, call or stop in to one of our four convenient Maryland locations today!

Winter Is Coming: What to Expect from the Cold Season

Winter Is Coming: What to Expect from the Cold Season

As the fall progresses, we move closer and closer to the snow and cold of winter. But, as we all know, not every winter is the same as the last, so what do the prognosticators have to say about this winter coming up? How cold will it be? How much can snow can’t we expect?Continue Reading

Clear the Way with a Snow Blower

If you aren’t prepared, winter can be a pretty miserable season. That’s why you want to be armed with the best equipment to make sure that when the snow starts to fall, you have everything you need to get through it. The most important thing to have is a snow blower, and L.J. Elter &Continue Reading

Know the Rules When it Comes to Snow Removal

Know the Rules When it Comes to Snow Removal

The snow will be flying soon, delighting folks who enjoy the winter whiteness and frustrating those who have to shovel it, walk in it and drive through it. We’ve gathered some information from local governments to help you avoid frustration and fines this snow season. Anne Arundel County Anne Arundel County urges people to parkContinue Reading