Winter is on the way, and for many of us (especially in colder areas), that means so is the snow.
Unfortunately, this snow can block access to our driveways and sidewalks, so it likely needs to be cleared out.
If you’re looking for a snow blower to get the job done, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ve put together a Greenworks Pro review to help you find the best snow blower for the money.
Before we dive into the details of what makes the Greenworks Pro a great snow blower, let’s go over a few things to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
Things to consider when choosing a snow blower
A snow blower isn’t necessarily something you want to purchase on a whim. With prices approaching the $400-500 range, you want to be sure you’re making an informed decision.
Here are some things to consider when assessing your situation.
How much space will you need to clear?
When looking for a new a snow blower, it’s important to consider how much surface area you’ll be working with.
If your driveway is 20 feet in length, you probably won’t need much more than 30 minutes of run time from your snow blower. For situations like this, a battery-powered snow blower (like the Greenworks Pro reviewed below) will provide you with enough efficiency to get the job done.
Alternately, if you’re looking to clear a 50-foot driveway, you could easily need up to an hour of run time depending on how quickly you’ll be able to work. You can still get an electric, battery-powered snow blower for this, but it might be a good idea to purchase an extra battery and charger so you can quickly swap them out.
How thick is the snow?
The thickness of the snow has more to do with two things -- how much power you’ll need from your snow blower, and the required size of your auger housing.
If you’re working with 10 inches or less of snow, most single stage snow blower models will do the trick. Almost all of these types of snow blowers are specifically designed to work with this level of snow.
If you’re working with more than 10 inches of snow, it may be best to look into a two or three-stage snow blower depending on how much power you need to move the snow.
Greenworks PRO 2600402 Review
After considering the above, you should have a better understanding of the type of snow blower you’ll need for your situation.
If you’re requirements include the need for a single-stage, battery powered snow blower capable of moving snow up to 10 inches deep, the Greenworks Pro might be just what you’re looking for.
Features of the Greenworks PRO 2600402 Cordless Snow Blower
80V of battery powered efficiency
One of the best things about this snow blower is that while many single-stage snow blowers use a cord, this one is powered by a battery.
This means that you don’t have to worry about anything getting in the way when you’re working, and you’ll be able to work with a machine that’s quiet and doesn’t require the maintenance of gas-powered snow blowers.
Being battery powered also means that startup is quick and easy. Just unpack it from your garage or storage shed, push a button, and it starts up instantly. No need to pull a cable to get it running.
Powering the motor with a battery doesn’t mean this machine lacks power either. The rechargeable lithium ion battery powers an 80v motor that gives you 45 minutes of run time at full power. Since the battery is lithium ion, you won’t lose power as the battery discharges.
If you need more run time, you can easily purchase more batteries and chargers.
Clear snow up to 10 inches deep
The Greenworks pro has an auger housing that’s 20 inches wide and is capable of clearing snow up to 10 inches deep. This, combined with the powerful 80v motor gives you plenty of pickup and power to complete the job efficiently.
Unfortunately, the chute only throws the snow at a maximum of 20 feet away, which might not be enough in some situations.
LED lights for short winter days
Winter usually means less time for daylight, but since the Greenworks Pro snow blower comes with built-in LED lights, that isn’t a problem. It makes working early in the morning or later in the afternoon much easier, even when there’s little sunlight.
Ease of Use
The Greenworks Pro snow blower runs great and is very lightweight, making it easy to maneuver, and easily clears 10 inches worth of dry snow. Additionally, it has plenty of run time for short driveways.
Where it runs into problems, like most snow blowers, is thick, wet snow. While the machine will handle it, this stuff can easily clog up the chute, and you may need to clear it manually at times.
When it clogs up too much, the machine will turn off so that it doesn’t break. This can be an inconvenience, but it’s much better than having to replace broken parts.
In most cases, the Greenworks Pro will cut through 10 inches of snow without much trouble.
What We Like
This snow blower is very lightweight, making it easy to work quickly.
You can fold it up slightly which makes it a little easier to store with limited space.
Quiet, no fumes, and no loss of power as the battery discharges. Easy assembly.
Getting started is very easy. Pull it out, push a button, and get to work.
What We Don't Like
The rotatable chute throws snow 20 feet away, which isn’t very far.
During operation, the machine tends to clog somewhat easily if the snow is way too rough and wet. When this happens, it will turn off to stop itself from breaking, which can be an inconvenience.
If you’re looking for a single-stage snow blower than can quickly clear up to 10 inches of snow with 45 minutes of run time without the use of a cable, this is your best bet. With an 80v motor powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, the Greenworks Pro definitely doesn’t lack power, and won’t lose any of that power as it discharges.