The lyrics to Winter Wonderland are upbeat and redolent of the holidays. What’s more, they sound great coming from Bing Crosby’s silky pipes. However, as all denizens of the colder climes know, sometimes a winter wonderland can be a snowy hassle. That’s especially true when it comes to clearing your driveway. Indeed, it’s the modern era, and, unless you want to build your biceps, a shovel isn’t the way to go. And that’s where tools like the self-propelled Kress Snow Blower (KG471) come in to save the day.
That said, let’s take a tour of this two-stage model to help you decide if it’s the solution you’re looking for.
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Kress Snow Blower Performance Features
Driving this snow blower is Kress’s 60V (5.0Ah) battery system along with two high-power brushless motors. Together with its impeller and chute control, you should get a snow-throwing distance of up to 52 feet.
Moreover, you’re looking at a clearing capability of roughly 21 car spaces on a single charge (with four batteries). And, while the 8-inch depth isn’t the deepest we’ve seen, the Kress snow blower’s performance is nonetheless respectable.
- Model: Kress KG471
- Battery: 60 (5.0Ah)
- 2 x Brushless motors
- Clearing capability: 21 car spaces
- Clearing width: 24 in
- Clearing depth: 8 in
- Throwing distance: 52 ft
- Weight: 132 lbs (no batteries)
Furthermore, the two brushless motors enable you to handle two essential tasks, with one for propelling and the other for plowing.
Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention the self-propulsion. Normally, this feature calls to mind self-propelled lawn mowers, but it’s quite important on snow blowers, as well. Regardless of the tool, this design is essential when negotiating uneven terrain.
Kress Snow Blower Design
We’ll start with the weight. The KG471 is rather heavy at 132 pounds, and that’s without the batteries. Nevertheless, Kress made sure to compensate, giving this snow blower 15-inch rear wheels to improve maneuverability.
Finally, you can’t forget about the low-visibility conditions in which you’ll likely be working. That’s why we always like to see solid lighting systems, which the KG471 has. According to Kress, this model comes equipped with LED headlights that provide a maximum illumination distance of 60 feet.
Kress KG471 Price
You can pick up the KG471 as a bare tool or a kit at select dealerships across North America. Kress backs this model with 5-year snow blower and 3-year battery warranties.