The market research report on the North America snow blower market covers market sizing and forecast, market share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The market study includes insights on segmentation by stage type (single-stage, two-stage, and three-stage), end-users (residential and commercial), fuel type (gas powered, electric-powered, and battery-powered), clearing width (25 Inches), and geography (the US and Canada).
Manufacturers are emphasizing on introducing lighter, stronger, and durable products in the market
Increasing technological innovations are expected to drive the North America snow blower market. Manufacturers are offering snow blowers, which provide maximized efficiency and productivity in work. They focus on delivering solutions, which help in clearing driveways or pathways in less time. Also, manufacturers are emphasizing on introducing lighter, stronger, and durable products in the North America market. For instance, Husqvarna introduced a blower with a power steering and a hydrostatic transmission, which can withstand harsh weather conditions.
According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), thousands of injuries related to blowers equipment, including damaged fingers and amputated hands are reported annually. To overcome the challenge, government agencies, manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and consumer groups are emphasizing on several safety regulations for snow removal equipment.
New-generation snow blowers are packed with advanced technologies such as power steering, folding handles, LED headlights, heated handle grips, and drift cutters. With the inclusion of these features, the level of comfort and ease in performing clearing tasks has increased, thereby driving the demand for snow blowers. The North America snow blower market is likely to reach more than $804 million by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 6% during 2018–2024.
The market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the market by stage type, end-user, fuel type, clearing width, and country.
North America Snow Blower Market: Stage Type
The two-stage segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period
In 2018, the two-stage segment dominated the North America snow blower market. Two-stage snow blowers are more substantial and larger and commonly used by professionals. Two-stage snow throwers are expected to account for the majority share in the snow thrower market during the forecast period. Further, vendors are trying to introduce equipment with reduced emissions and increased fuel economy to decrease carbon footprint.
The single-stage segment is growing significantly in the North America snow blower market. Single-stage snow blowers are electrically powered instruments and are ideal for small areas. Husqvarna and Toro have introduced blowers with multiple sound features. Further, three-stage blowers are used to break large ice pieces. They require professional maintenance and are self-propelled in nature. This model comprises a fully sealed and heavy-duty gearbox, along with powerful engines.
North America Snow Blower Market: Application
Manufacturers are focusing on following sustainability practices in snow throwers
The residential segment is leading in the North America snow blower market. As electric snow blowers are lightweight and easy to handle, they enjoy high popularity in the residential segment. Manufacturers are focusing on implementing user-friendly features, thereby increasing sustainability. Hence, the shifting preference of consumers toward eco-friendly products is one of the factors that is expected to bolster product growth among residential customers.
To perform heavy-duty tasks, commercial areas require blowers with higher power and efficiency than residential ones. Hence, gas-powered snow throwers are witnessing high demand from the commercial segment, which is expected to propel the North America snow blower market.
North America Snow Blower Market: Fuel Type
Battery-operated blowers are finding increasing application in the residential sector
The demand for gas-powered blowers is dominant in the North America snow blower market. Gas-powered blowers are an ideal solution for clearing heavy snow from large areas; however, electric-powered snow throwers are expected to witness traction in the North America snow blower market in coming years. Compactness and low noise production features have contributed to their increased sale. Further, battery-operated blowers, which are also known as cordless electric snow blowers, are generally used for residential purposes due to easy accessibility. They are more lightweight and more accessible to maneuver than gas-powered models.
North America Snow Blower Market: Clearing Width
Below 25 inches snow throwers are convenient and provide optimal direction control given their sturdy and heavy designs.
The above 25-50 inches segment captured more than half of the North America snow blower market in 2018. Above 25-50 inches blowers are primarily used to clear snow up to 18 inches from roads and footpaths. The below 25 inches segment, on the other hand, is growing a fast rate in North America. Below 25 inches snow throwers are convenient and provide optimal direction control owing to their sturdy designs. Further, with the advent of technology, vendors are focusing on the unparalleled production of several advanced types of snow throwers, which is expected to generate revenue in the coming years.
North America Snow Blower Market: Country
The US is one of the largest consumers of electric and battery blowers
In 2018, the US and Canada were the largest end-users of in the North America snow blower market. The US is expected to contribute maximum revenue to the market. Light-duty electric snow throwers are considered the most viable option for consumers living in small suburban spaces. The demand for two-stage electric throwers among professionals in the US is expected to gain substantial demand during the forecast period.
Increasing technological advancements and product expansions are driving the Canadian market. The increased focus on reliability and effectiveness of power tools has significantly contributed to the increased sale in the region.
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Key Vendor Analysis
The North America snow blower market has a high degree of concentration with leading players accounting for most of the market share. Major players emphasize the adoption of energy-efficient products due to the increasing trend of eco-friendly products. Increasing diversification among consumer purchases is expected to witness surging demand over the forecast period. The introduction of differentiated products and solutions for different application segments is a key strategy implemented by market players. Further, the growing trend of efficient utilization of the capital is likely to gain significance in the coming years. Manufacturers are focusing on reliability and quality, product innovation, product support, pricing, warranty, distribution, and financing options to increase competitiveness in the market.
Other vendors are Alamo Group, American Honda Motor, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Ego Power, Globe Tools Group, Lowe’s Corporation, Snow Joe, STIGA, Techtronic Industries Limited (TTI), Vicon Group, Walker manufacturing, Wen Products, and Yardmax.
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