Snow Clearing Devices That Could Save Your Back

Don’t get left out in the cold, be prepared with these handy tools.

Tired, aching and sore from all the manual labor of clearing your driveway? The Wall Street Journal takes a look at some ergonomic snow removal devices that are replacing your handy shovel. Why are people splurging on these high-tech tools? Three big reasons: Less lifting, faster snow removal, and most importantly, decreased back strain.

1. Toro Power Shovel
Don’t be fooled by its lightweight look. This easy-to-use machine has a powerful vacuum action that effortlessly clears away snow.
Price: $115.66

2. Ames True Temper SnoBoss Shovel
An innovative take on the shovel, this device multi-tasks as a shovel, pusher and snow sled. The ergonomic handle ensures that you don’t have to keep bending over when lifting and throwing snow.
Price: $31.99

3. Snow Joe Electric Snowblower
If you have a large driveway, this machine might be the answer to your prayers. An electric machine designed to tackle heavy snowfall, it could save you a lot of manual labor and back pain.
Price: 219.99

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest