There’s a huge range of choice when it comes to snow removal equipment. You can always go with the traditional manual snow shovel, you can try an electric snow shovel, or you can go with some type of snowblower. Within each of these categories we’ve just mentioned there’s an even greater range of products to choose from. Obviously if you go with the traditional, old-fashioned manual snow shovel you’re going to have to shovel the snow yourself using your back to do all the work, but if you choose an electric or gas model you will have a choice between machines that still require you to do most of the work or machines that are actually self-propelled.
Choosing between a self-propelled snowblower and one which requires you to do most of the work is quite often more of a budget decision than anything else. Without a doubt, self-propelled snowblowers are more expensive than their manual cousins. You may also want to consider the environmental impact – self-propelled machines tend to be gas models. If protecting the environment is more important to you than having a machine that drives itself forward, it may not be about budget at all for you.