There’s no denying that winter is coming. Soon, the air will be colder than it is now. Snow is bound to fall while ice coats the ground. If your plan is to rent tools to remove snow in Monroe, LA this winter, then the following information is for you. Below is a list of must-have snow removal tools you’ll want to have access to when you need them.
Types of snow removal equipment rentals
There are many tools available to help homeowners and snow removal businesses clear away snow from various surfaces, but we’ll tell you now that the equipment you need to rent will depend on the size of the area you need to clear, as well as some other factors:
- Snow blower: By far the easiest way to remove snow is by deploying a snow blower. These machines are made to kick snow to the curb, clearing away feet of cold white powder with minimal effort. All the user needs to do is walk behind the lightweight motorized unit and push it over the snow like a lawn mower. Rent a snow blower with a high-powered gas engine or one with an electric motor.
- Leaf blower: Yes, you can use a leaf blower to clear snow! But there’s a caveat: while leaf blowers are great for blasting away fresh snow, they are only effective at removing light layers of dry snow. They can successfully remove a dusting of snow up to about one inch high, making this the perfect tool for removing snow from driveways, cars, steps and sidewalks throughout the day.
- Snow plow: You might want to use a snow plow to clear snow from the tops of large areas. These snow removal vehicles (or truck attachments) make for a quick and easy job. Once the snow is cleared off of roads, parking lots, fields and blacktops, usable walking or driving paths reveal themselves.
- Salt spreader: Salt spreaders offer an alternative to hand-applying deicing salts around the ground. Most of these ice and snow removal tools are lightweight and compact push units that work similarly to push lawn mowers and grass seed casters. Manual spreaders are always ready to use, but a motor-powered or electric salt spreader might be better for those with physical limitations or big areas to work with.
Some other pro tips
When choosing a snow blower, make sure to consider the amount of snow you’re having to clear. Also, it’s good to know how much you plan to use it as well as the terrain you’re going to snow blow. If the terrain is pavement or gravel, find a blower that’s equipped to take on more rugged conditions. If you’re using a leaf blower, be sure moisture doesn’t get into the engine. Let it dry out completely between uses and before putting it away. Finally, it’s a good idea to keep a snow shovel and container of salt near frequently-used surfaces.
For a wide selection of snow removal tools in Monroe, LA, call or visit Ram Rent-All, Inc. Let us know what you need this winter!