Berta two stage Snow Throwers
(Click image for larger picture)
Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors
BCS and Rescia Guiliano single stage Snow Throwers
(Click image for larger picture)
BCS and Rescia Guiliano Single-Stage snow throwers
Don’t be fooled – these snow throwers, with a single stage auger that turns over 1200 RPMs, will outperform almost every two-stage walk-behind snow thrower on the market (with the exception of the Berta 2-stage models in our lineup and possibly some of the Gravely walking-tractor-mounted snow throwers). Why can’t other brands do this? Simple: we have all gear drive. The power necessary to maintain this high auger RPM cannot be efficiently maintained through belts, and yet that’s how every ‘competing’ single-purpose walk-behind snow thrower is built. Owners of the BCS single-stage units call them “snow cannons”, and they are not kidding! It’s mighty impressive to watch a blower throw snow 30 or 40 feet!
Heat-treated gears are housed in an oil-bath gearbox and supported by ball bearings. Augers in the BCS-brand units are shear-pin protected, and because the “paddles” (which are at the center of the augers to throw the snow out the chute) project a half-inch or so past the augers themselves, this unit has the uncanny ability to crush and spit out almost anything…frozen chunks of snow, ice on top of snow, wet snow. Units have adjustable skid shoes on each side, which can hold the (replaceable) scraper bit on the bottom up off the ground as much as an 1.5 inches for gravel driveways. Discharge chutes are made of steel—no cheap plastic here. Chute rotates nearly 180 degrees right-to-left via a handle that extends up to operator position; top of chute has an up/down discharge angle adjustment with a quick screw-knob or pin.
The Rescia Guiliano models have an additional design feature: they utilize a SIDE-DRIVEN auger, which has the added feature of simply NOT being able to clog or jam it with anything that will fit through the chute opening (up to 5”)…simply because there is no gearbox in the center to jam against. The augers on these models are driven at one side by a lubricant-enclosed super-heavy-duty chain drive, and supported at both ends by ball bearings. Without the gearbox in the center slightly impeding the flow of snow, the Recsia models will also handle slightly more volume that the comparable BCS. And—best yet: Rescia offers a model to fit a BCS in a 32” width, so folks with the larger 800 series BCS tractors no longer have to settle for a 28” snowblower, they can get something better matched to the HP and weight of their larger walk-behind tractor!
Berta Franco two stage snow throwers
If really high volumes of snow (aka very deep snow) need to be moved, it’s time to consider the 2-stage option. These all gear-driven powerhouses have 35% more volume capacity than our single-stage units and equal or better performance. The build quality of these implements is fully up to the standards of the Berta Franco company (who manufactures our incredibly popular and virtually indestructible Rotary Plow implement for soilworking) …this snow thrower is nearly twice the weight of the single-stage unit of the same size. The housings are all plate steel, and the “scoop” at the bottom of the mouth is 3/8” thick steel. Units feature adjustable skids as well, and "rollers" and a crank handle for chute rotation which comes up to the operator position. Also double-shear-pin protected: a shear pin on the input shaft to protect the “second” stage impeller and shear pins on the augers for “first” stage. Heat-treated gears and ball bearings in oil bath encased in cast-iron gearbox. Truly built with full-time commercial use in mind, and the kind of snow they get in the Alps! (color may vary.)