Differenence between the two.
2-cycle = the type of engine
2-stage = type type of blower. A 2-stage has an auger that feeds the
snow into an impeller which shoots it out the spout. A single stage
only has the 'paddles' - no impellor.
Thus a 2 stage will always be higher priced (considerably) than the
single stage but moves more and deeper snow. I have had both and
won't go back to the single stage ever unless I move to a climate that
doesn't get a lot of it.
Oil injection has not hit the 2 stroke snow blower market in any big
way - and most single stage are 2 stroke, virtually all 2 stroke are
Sinse Tecumseh Power Products went down the tube, the major supplier
of 2 stroke engines for snow throwers is now gone - I believe Toro did
not build any 2 stroke single stage throwers last year and is
switching over to high speed 4 strokes in their place.
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