Let it snow!
“With all-steel construction and a large, powerful auger, this thing doesn't just grab snow. It inhales it, and stays hungry for more.”
The ad copy for snow blowers is sometimes over the top.
However, when it comes to digging out from a blizzard, new and improved blowers sure beat shovels.
Robert Blais is among the many who hope that forecasts for a snow-filled Winter will turn out to be accurate.
The manager of Lefebvre Small Engine in Alexandria points out weather has a direct impact on sales.
Although Lefebvre is a Husqvarna dealer, the business also has Ariens products in stock.
One of the more popular models is a machine with a 28inch auger and a ten-horsepower Briggs and Stratton engine. But a customer can go for a much larger swath -- a 36-inch auger is also available.
Blowers, that can toss snow a distance of 50 feet, have been continually upgraded over the years, permitting people to warm to the task of clearing driveways and laneways. Dashcontrolled, heated hand warmers keep your mitts cozy and comfortable.
With electric starters being standard, newer models offer 200-degree directional control.
Ariens touts “Super High Output,” which means a 14inch, three blade, high-speed “monster delivers a knockout punch.”
Plus, “Auto-Turn Steering Technology allows you to clear a path with the ease of sports car handling, because you should be in control of the machine.”
The store also sells a wide range of forest and lawn equipment – chainsaws, grass trimmers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers.
READY FOR WINTER: Robert Blais, manager of Lefebvre Small Engine, with an array of snow blowers.