The new Toro SnowMaster snowblower’s in-line, two-stage auger technology enables the machine to handle deep, heavy snow easily, according to the manufacturer, saving time and labor. It’s also easier to maneuver compared with other two-stage snowblowers, Toro says.
The steel rotor on the SnowMaster has a helical, or spiral, design that breaks up the snow, collects it to the center and throws the snow up to 40 feet. The rotor also spins 10 times faster than typical two-stage rotors.
Toro says the machine’s tall auger opening increases snow capacity by 25 percent, enabling the SnowMaster to move more than a ton of snow per minute. A larger intake opening helps reduce clogging.
Cub Cadet says its new line of professional-grade snow throwers, the 3X Series, uses a patented three-stage system to plow through snow up to 50 percent faster than a traditional Cub Cadet 2X two-stage snow thrower.
The 3X Pro performance is boosted by larger 14-inch augers, 14-inch impellers, steel ball bearings and 12-gauge steel side panels. The manufacturer says those heavy-duty features make the machine capable of handling even extreme winter conditions.
In addition, the 3X Pro offers an optional hydrostatic transmission providing infinite speed settings.
The 3X Pro line includes 30-inch and 34-inch clearing widths with 23-inch intake height. Both models are available with hydrostatic transmissions. The unit also includes an integrated LED light bar, heavy-duty steel chute, “cool blue” skid shoes, sealed ball bearing designs on augers and wheel shafts, and trigger-controlled power steering.
The 3X Pro has heated hand grips and a Cub Cadet 420cc OHV engine with electric start.