Snow Scoops are Easy to Use

Snow has arrived!  Let the shovelling begin!  Tell you the truth, I shovel as little as possible, because I have a snow scoop, also called a “snow sleigh” I believe.  These are large metal or plastic scoops with a long handle.  The only actions required are pushing, sliding, and pulling back to release the snow.

I believe snow scoops are the easiest way to move snow, short of purchasing a snow blower–but I truly want to avoid the use of fuel or electricity.  I have been aware of this type of snow shovel since I helped out moving huge amounts of snow from our driveway in Ottawa, when I was a child.

Advantages of Snow Scoops

If you are thinking about the best way to clear snow from your property, consider the following advantages of snow scoops:

  • Easy on the back–no lifting required, just pushing and gentle pulling back to move the scoop away from the snow;
  • Little strength is needed (believe me I am not a muscle woman but am able to clear a very long rural driveway with a scoop).  The scoop slides on the snow like a sleigh, the only difference is that you are pushing it rather than pulling it.
  • Because the scoop is much larger than an average shovel, you can move large quantities of snow in a short period of time.
  • As the winter progresses and the snow gets deeper, shovellers have to throw the snow up higher to get it out of the way.  No problem for a snow scooper.  You create snow runways with the scoop and simply slide the snow up and out of the way.

Let me know about your experiences with snow scoops.  No, I do not have a  financial interest in these shovels.  I simply am a fan—they are very easy to use and  are an inexpensive way to clear snow, without creating fumes or using up resources such as gas or electricity.

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One thought on “Snow Scoops are Easy to Use

  1. Just took delivery of a 20″ Suncast snow sleigh (made in the USA).

    But I have no snow at the moment. Will let you know more after the next snow fall.

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