Posts Tagged ‘snow blowers’

Troy-Bilt Gas Snow Blower Preview & Sales Event

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Troy-Bilt® Two-Stage Snow Thrower Features

Troy-Bilt’s two-stage snow throwers have several helpful features, including Touch ‘N Turn® Power Steering, Just One Hand® Operation, Heated Hand Grips, Multiple Chute Control Options, Just One Touch™ Electric 4-Way Chute Control and Extended Chute design.

troy-built-snowblowerTroy-Bilt Gas Snow Blower, 2 Stage, 208cc Electric Start Engine, 24-In. Path

This 24-inch Troy Bilt 2 stage snow thrower is powered by a dependable 208cc engine and features one hand operation, 12-inch steel serrated augers, and an extended chute.

208cc Engine
Electric start
24″ Clearing width
6 forward, 2 reverse speeds
Steel serrated augers
Single hand operation
Rugged 5″ polymer extended chute
2 year limited warranty


Snowblowers on SALE!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

troy-bilt-snowblower-gasSnowblowers on Sale at True Value Hardware

SHOP ONLINE or at Martens True Value Super Store in Reedsburg

(Pricing and availability may vary from online to in-store)

Featuring our 5-Star Rated Troy-Bilt Snowblower:

Troy-Bilt Gas Snow Blower, 2 Stage, 208cc Electric Start Engine, 24-In. Path

MTD PRODUCTS INC model # 31AM6BP2766 item # 179553 Online Sale Price: $649

We have many more makes and models to choose from. Stop by today and check out our large selection!

Troy-bilt Gas Snow Thrower - 2 Stage

Two-Stage Snow Thrower Features


Choosing Between a Gas or Electric Snowblower

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

snow-blowers-throwersGas or Electric Snowblower? Which to Choose

If you’re in the market for a snowblower, you may be wondering what type to choose. Just as for lawn mowers, snowblowers come in both gas and electric varieties and you should choose the type that makes the most sense for your particular situation.

The first thing to understand about electric snowblowers is that the vast majority require a cord rather than being battery powered, so unless you’re able to find one of these rare snowblowers, make sure you have a nearby standard (120V, 60Hz) electrical outlet nearby and a durable extension cord. There isn’t much need to worry about running over the cord or getting it tangled, since most models feature a hook or clamp that keeps it out of the way.

Once the above requirements are met, an electric snowblower may make sense if you just need to clear light, fluffy snow up to about 4 inches high. They can also be much less expensive than gas-powered snowblowers. However, keep in mind that unless you hook it up to a home generator, you won’t be able to plow during a power outage, which is a distinct possibility during a snowstorm. Still, many owners find their electric snowblowers quite handy for clearing patios, porches, steps, and decks where larger gas-powered snowblowers would be difficult to maneuver or overkill for the job.


Simplicity Snow Blower Snow Shredder Review

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

simplicity-snowshredder-snow-blowerSnowShredder™ Serrated Auger on Simplicity Snow Blowers

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting dual stage performance with the manueverability of a single stage, Simplicity just made your dreams come true.

Introducing our most powerful single stage snow thrower, featuring the all new Snow Shredder Serrated Auger.

This breakthrough auger begins with two reinforced rubber edged paddles for powerful single stage snow handling. But, it doesn’t stop there, the Snow Shredder Serrated Auger then adds fourteen individual serrated surfaces resulting in advanced ice chopping and snow clearing to provide dual stage like power, efficiently chopping, grinding and clearing compacted snow, ice and end-of-driveway snowbanks.

simplcity-single-stage-snow-throwersThis feature is available on two new Simplicity High Performance single-stage snow throwers, a 22 inch 205cc model with 9 foot pounds of snow clearing torque and a 22 inch model with a 250cc 11.5 foot pounds engine, the largest in it’s class.

Both models feature Briggs and Stratton snow series engines, optimized for tough snow conditions and guaranteed to start with 2 electric start attempts down to -20 degrees F or Briggs and Stratton will fix it for free.


How to Choose the Right Snow Blower

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

how-to-choose-a-snow-blowerChoosing the right snow blower is easy with advice from Martens True Value Hardware in Reedsburg

With the holidays just around the corner, you’ll want a snow blower to quickly and easily clear your home’s walkways and driveways. It creates a safer passageway while alleviating the health risk of shoveling wet, heavy snow.

These rugged snow thrower machines are an investment in your home’s maintenance that you’ll use year after year. Check out our tips below and get the right size and features that benefit you and your snow blowing needs.

single-stage-snow-blowerGAS SINGLE-STAGE SNOW BLOWER

Perfect for clearing snow up to 8″ from mid-sized paved areas, single-stage snow blowers are lightweight and easy to control, the front auger contacts the ground to propel, or move forward, as it directs snow into the discharge chute.

Sufficient for areas with fluffy, light to moderate snowfalls of 3 to 5 inches.
Enough power to adequately throw snow away from a short or narrow driveway.


Lightweight snow blowers are great for small jobs such as clearing decks, patios, sidewalks and smaller driveways. They require some pushing to clear snow up to 12″ deep. They need little maintenance and are compact enough to store easily.

ariens-compact-snow-blowerGAS 2 STAGE SNOW BLOWER

Dual-stage snow blowers are engineered to clear heavy, wet snow of 6 to 12″ and over from large areas, such as long driveways. The impeller helps prevent wet snow from clogging, and the serrated augercuts through hard-packed snow and ice. Two-stage discharge throws snow faster and farther than single-stage models.

1st Stage: Auger breaks up snow and throws it to the back of the unit.
2nd Stage: A high-speed impeller behind the auger pulls the snow up and out of the chute.