Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Toro 38361 Power Shovel Snow Blowers Reviews

Superb small, super lightweight, and average power. Those don't sound like impressive characteristics to get a snow blower since it necessitates size, heft, and oomph to get rid of a lot of snow. Or does it? The Toro 38361 may just surprise you...

The Toro 38361 Power Shovel is a mere 12 inches wide. So, physical constraints guarantee that it won't clear a path as fast as an 18 inch model. Or will it? In the end, you're dragging or shoving the extra weight of that 18 inch model around. You Are waiting while it digs through the snow.

Think about a baseball bat you whirl through the air to make contact with all the ball. Sure, a hefty bat can give it a huge wallop - if you can swing it fast enough. However a quite light bat lets you readily swing that wood considerably quicker. It's the product of mass and pace that supplies the complete impetus provided.

Whether that analogy is exact in the case of a snow blower, it's still true that you could transfer this 12.5 pound blower about much more readily than large heavy units. That compensates, at least partly, for the narrower rotor assembly. The Poly V-belt auger system compensates even more. It ensures the electric motor never gets bogged down from snow with a high moisture content.

The power provided is great, too, if not quite what one might wish. The manufacturer promises it is going to drop snow a full 20 feet but that is only under perfect states such as ultra-dry snow or plowing a thin layer. The 7.5 amp motor makes the most effective use of the power it consumes, but it's still much less than a bigger 12-amp power plant.

Assuming identical efficacy, about the case here, you can not get more out of something that simply draws 7.5 amps of current than from a device that draws 12 amps. Remember, the rating is how much electricity the motor uses; not how much power it produces.

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