Let it snow!

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“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.

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