Thursday, January 15, 2009

The New Gentler Breed of Snowblowers

Today in The Wall Street Journal, I wrote about my recent testing of snowblowers and the surge in demand of multiple models across the U.S. Driving sales: a heavy bout of early-season snow and, surprisingly, the recession, which is forcing people to make sure they get to work on time. It's also due to manufacturers courting more women by making models more user-friendly.

The video above shows several of the models tested in action. I also discussed the trend on CNBC with Larry Kudlow.

To dig deeper... Here's a Consumer Reports study and ranking on snowblowers.