By Terry Kovarik
Autumn is a great time to take in fall colors in Door and Kewaunee Counties. It’s also the perfect time to see if you’ve got the right snowblower to take on the winter white stuff. Jim Lemens of Lemens Hardware in Luxemburg says the first consideration is the size of your drive way. Lemens says smaller driveways and nearby sideways can get by with a one-stage snowblower, which can cost between $190 and $500. He adds larger drive ways and normal snow conditions suggest you can’t go wrong with a two-stage snowblower, especially after plows clear your street.
New two-stage snowblowers can run between $600 and $1100. Jim Lemens adds if you have a limited budget used snowblowers that have been well maintained can be good alternatives. A new machine, however, can offer warranty coverage for several years.