Group 10 - Snow Blower (Gasoline Powered)
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- Work Proposal
- Managment proposal
- List of contact information and abilities here
- Product Archaeology
- Project planning Pofile
- User Interation
- Product Alternatives - There are many alternatives to a gasoline powered snow blowers that compare well and show both the advantages and disadvantages of the product.
The alternatives that are offered to a gas powered snow blower include
- Electric (AC) The AC electric snow blower is plugged into an outlet
- Electric (DC) The DC snow blower is powered with a rechargeable battery
The electric versions offer a size advantage, as they tend to be smaller and lighter and lack the emissions that are released from the gas versions. The main comparison is size and emissions of the electric version vs. the power and durability.
The advantage to be had with a combustion engine powered snow blower is that there will generally be more torque and therefore they can be applied to larger heavier jobs then an electric. It’s a preference choice between power and the environment. Although the electrics are more green they can lack the power for heavier jobs and with the power of the gas version comes the weight of a large metal frame and engine. Comparatively electrics cost much less but have their tradeoffs, often pricing around the 200 dollar range. Gas snow blowers as well have their advantages and disadvantages and will run closer to $500 or more. So with higher pricing comes power but mass and emissions and with lesser cost comes a green footprint but less power.