13 Awesome Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools
If you live in a snowy climate you've probably removed your fair share of snow, but do you have the best snow removal tools when you need to go unplugged? These human-powered tools will help battle the buildup whether you're at home or on the go.
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Rolling Snow Shovel
Take a load off your back with a snow removal tool pusher. A lightweight alternative to a snowblower, this wheeled shovel pushes easily in moderate snowfalls up to five inches deep.
Save time by pushing an extra wide snow removal tool shovel to clear sidewalks in one pass, and driveways in half the time. And look for a model with a U shaped handle for the ease of pushing a shopping cart. Don’t forget to check out our tips to remove snow and ice safely.
Shovel smart, not hard and save yourself the backache. The Snow Joe Shovelution uses an ergonomic, spring-loaded grip to harness the energy from your upper body movement to make shoveling easier. By concentrating the leverage on the lower hand, it also keep you from having to stoop, saving strain on the back too.
If you’ve got the muscle, choose a snow removal tool shovel with a high capacity scoop and foot hold for digging into heavy snowfalls.
Brush it Off
Keep a standard shop broom handy to sweep light dustings off walkways before they turn into a dangerous icy glaze glaze.
Hack Through Ice
An icy sidewalk is a major hazard. Use a straight-edged root-cutting snow removal tool year round to break and scrape ice in the wintertime.
Get Ahead of the Snow
Reduce snow removal by preparing ahead of time. Lay down salt or brine on high traffic areas before any winter storms to melt light snow and break up ice as it accumulates.
Use a Seed Spreader
Simplify the task of laying sidewalk salts by refilling a handheld seed spreader and covering smaller areas more frequently. Plus, here’s what you should know about municipal ice melt methods.
Teflon Snow Repellent
Use a Teflon repellent on everything from shovels to gutters to your satellite dish to keep snow buildup from sticking before the storm hits.
Spray the Snow Away
Spray away snow with this snow removal tool before, during or after a storm with a natural liquid deicer with a battery powered spray nozzle. A non-toxic deicer is safe to use on pavement, wood decks, even lawns and around delicate shrubs and trees.
All-in-One Snow Removal Tool
Keep a tool that works double-time in your vehicle all winter long. Look for an ice and snow remover that has both a scraper and a brush to tackle whatever winter throws at your windshield.
Compact Shovel Kit
Don’t get caught unarmed on the go. Keep a space-saving shovel that collapses or pulls apart in your car for emergency bailouts. These car snow removal tools might come in handy, too.
If you’re unable to remove the snow on your own, then you can always get professional help. Here, find out the cost of snow removal.