I asked regular LoGro commenter John George to send me pictures of his fancy snow blower. He finally complied and wrote:
It takes a 30" swath and is powered by a 357 cc engine. That is about the same size as the old 11 1/2 HP engines. Someone checked an engine a couple years ago and discovered it didn’t quite put out the HP it claimed, so there was a big lawsuit. Now, the engines are just rated by cylinder displacement.
The picture of the wires going into the handle grip show how they are heated. That is the best invention since sliced bread. No more cold, numb hands. I don’t have a way to haul it, or I would bring it over to your place for a demonstration. Aw shucks!
For you clueless types, there is a difference between a snow thrower and a snow blower.