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Blowing Leaves and Debris More Efficiently with Little Wonder Wheeled Blowers
Many contractors depend on a walk-behind blower to help with leaf removal, an annual right of seasonal passage and necessary evil in deciduous tree regions. Leaf removal comes with its challenges.
Often a thick layer of wet, heavy leaves lie beneath a layer of dry, small, hard-to-control leaves with twigs and other debris in the mix. These very common conditions can become a frustrating experience for landscapers.
When a blower can only produce a straight airstream, it is very difficult to find the right angle. Directing that stream of air to the base of the pile to move the heavy, wet leaves can cause the top layer to blow back over the cleared area (known as blowback or windrowing). If the airstream is directed toward the middle or top of the pile, the airstream will not have the strength needed at the base to move the heavier leaves, requiring a couple of passes to clear the area.
Little Wonder blowers feature a patented deflector that splits the airstream to make use of the fastest-moving air. In this scenario, the fastest moving air would be deflected to the base to move the weight of the pile from the bottom with the upper-level airflow speed reduced to keep the pile together, under control and moving forward, reducing or eliminating blowback and getting the job done in a single pass.
Mother Nature challenges every region of the country in her own unique and sometimes devastating way. Thunderstorms, hurricanes, tropical/coastal storms, tornados, blizzards, wind and dust storms caused by drought, flash floods caused by melting snow, and mudslides brought on by heavy rains are all common weather occurrences.
When bad weather strikes, a commercial walk-behind blower is as necessary to exterior clean up as a sump pump is to a flooded basement. When a broad area of heavy debris and settled water are the challenge, constant, unobstructed airflow is the feature needed to get the job done.
Little Wonder Blowers feature an exclusive centrifugal blower design that works together with a reverse-inclined blade impeller to produce a greater volume of air that moves at an increased velocity (as compared to traditional flat-blade designs). Little Wonder's patented curved, aerodynamic inlet draws air in smoothly around the entire inlet area, ensuring adequate air intake – even if part of the intake area is obstructed by debris.
In construction, only the toughest of tools survive. Little Wonder Blowers utilize a durable 12-gauge steel housing and seamless welds to provide exceptional strength to stand up to the rigors of the job, resisting debris impact and the bumpy rides.
Toe tip front/side diverter requires no tools to change direction from side discharge to front discharge for precise cleaning of cracks, joints and curb corners for seal coating. Steel-hubbed pneumatic wheels (12"/30.5cm diameter rear 10"/25.4cm diameter front) feature greased and sealed bearings, along with a saw tooth tread pattern to tackle curbs and undulating terrain on asphalt, grass and even tender rooftops (with less tire impact on softer ground). The optional swivel wheel kit can lock straight for sweeping or open for turning ease in tight spaces.
When faced with the decision of purchasing a blower, consider what you want to be able to accomplish as well as the time and labor costs associated to complete the task-at-hand. From leaf removal and debris management to asphalt and roof prep to moving standing water, each task has its own unique requirements of a blower. Through unique patented features, steel construction and ease-of-use advancements, Little Wonder Blowers are designed to handle all of these jobs and more. See all the Little Wonder blower models.