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Why Choose Ty’s Outdoor Power Over Home Depot or Lowe’s

Got Snow? Why Choose Ty’s Outdoor Power Over the Big Box Stores

Winter’s here, and the snow is flying. When it comes to snow removal equipment, more people are choosing to shop at small businesses like Ty’s Outdoor Power over the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s. According to a 2023 study, 2 in 3 people try to shop locally over shopping at large retail chains, and around 1 in 5 Americans say they shop at small businesses often.

At Ty’s Outdoor Power, customers can find the right snow removal equipment for their home, acreage, or snow removal company. Whether you’re fighting old man winter on a small driveway, sprawling acreage, or plowing a large commercial lot, having the right tool for the job is a big leg up. In contrast, large corporate stores stock equipment that only works for most people, most of the time.

By choosing to support small businesses like Ty’s Outdoor Power, you can find the right snow removal equipment for your job and support the local community’s economy. It’s a win-win!

Residential Snow Removal – What Every Property Owner Needs

For homeowners or acreage owners, it’s important to keep your property free of snow and ice in the winter for a few important reasons.


  • Snow and ice can create slippery surfaces, which can lead to slips, falls, and injuries for you, your family, and visitors.
  • Keeping pathways, driveways, and steps clear of snow and ice reduces the risk of accidents and keeps everyone safe.


  • Clearing snow and ice ensures that you can easily access and use your property.
  • It allows for easy entry and exit from your home and access to other structures like sheds and garages.

Property maintenance:

  • Regular snow and ice removal helps maintain your property’s condition.
  • It prevents damage to surfaces like driveways, walkways, and decks and minimizes the strain on outdoor structures like roofs and gutters.

What kind of snow removal equipment does a homeowner need?

Living in Nebraska means accepting that a snowstorm could pop up on the forecast anytime from October through March – maybe even April! Having the right equipment to clear your driveway and sidewalks is important.

For the average home’s driveway and sidewalks:

  • Snow shovels or snow pushers
  • Power broom (great for preventing a dusting of snow from becoming a sheet of ice!)
  • Snow blowers (This winter’s best snow blowers.)
  • Ice melt or salt
  • Protective gloves

For an acreage or large home property, you’re likely to also need a few additional items:

  • Snow plow attachment or snow plow blade for a vehicle
  •  ATV or UTV attachments for snow plow blades, salt spreaders, etc
  • Snow blower capable of throwing greater distances or rated for larger areas
  •  Ice melt/salt spreader capable of covering larger areas without a refill

Having the right equipment makes it easier to keep your property safe and clear during the winter months! See which snowblower is right for your needs.

Buying Snow Removal Equipment from The Home Depot

Buying snow removal equipment from Home Depot starts with a visit to the website or the store. There, you’ll be able to browse a selection of equipment, mostly including snow blowers, shovels, and salt spreaders.

While professional-grade and specialty equipment is generally available on the company’s website, you’ll have a much more limited selection in-store.

After you purchase the equipment online or at the store, you’ll need to assemble the equipment or install your acreage equipment on your trucks, UTVs, or ATVs.

Some of the snow removal equipment brands available at The Home Depot include:

  • Toro
  • Ryobi
  •  Snow Joe
  • Cub Cadet
  •  EGO
  • Ariens

Buying Snow Removal Equipment from Lowe’s

The buying experience at Lowe’s is generally the same as the experience you’d have at The Home Depot, and brands of snow removal equipment available at Lowe’s include:

  • Craftsman
  • Troy-Bilt
  • Cub Cadet
  • Husqvarna
  • Honda
  • Briggs & Stratton

Again, when purchasing your outdoor power equipment from Lowe’s, you’ll need to install and assemble your new equipment before you’re ready to go.

Why Choose Ty’s Outdoor Power for Snow Removal Equipment Instead

Voted Best of Omaha for nearly a decade running, Ty’s Outdoor Power is the right place to shop for the snow removal equipment you need. Why?

Only high-quality, Nebraska-ready products: Ty’s Outdoor Power carries top-of-the-line snow blowers, plows, and shovels to help you tackle even the heaviest snowfalls.

Expert advice: Not sure if your equipment should be repaired or replaced? Not sure which option is right for your business or property? The staff at Ty’s Outdoor Power are ready to help you get exactly what you need, at a price you can afford, from the moment you walk in the door.

Locally owned & operated: By shopping at Ty’s Outdoor Power, you’re supporting a locally owned Nebraska business that cares about its community. We’re active supporters of our schools, community organizations & Chamber of Commerce. When you invest in equipment from Ty’s Outdoor Power, we can continue to invest in the community!

Save on used or inventory reduction-eligible equipment: Unlike the big box stores, we service what we sell – and we accept trade-ins! Each trade-in goes through a rigorous refurbishment and service process, then we pass the savings on to you. Consider buying used equipment, or shopping our inventory reduction sale, to make the most of your outdoor power budget. We have options for all needs and price points!

When it comes to clearing snow in Nebraska, Ty’s Outdoor Power is the best place to shop for high-quality equipment and exceptional service.

We Have the Right Brands & Equipment for the Job

When you shop at Ty’s Outdoor Power, you have access to more types of equipment from more of the nation’s top manufacturers than when shopping both of the big box stores combined!

The expert staff at Ty’s Outdoor Power will help you find the right equipment for your property from our suite of residential and professional grade brands, like:

These brands are known for their quality and durability, so you can trust that you’re getting the right equipment for the job.

Every Purchase Leaves Fully Assembled

Putting together your new outdoor power equipment can be frustrating and time-consuming. For professionals, it takes up valuable time better spent on moving snow. For home and acreage owners, it can be an even bigger headache – especially if you’re not mechanically inclined. That’s why Ty’s Outdoor Power takes care of this step for you.

When you buy a snowblower from us, our expert service team already puts it together. We also add oil and gas to your new equipment. Plus, our staff will show you exactly how to use it if you like. At the end of your purchase, you only need to start it up and get to work.

We want to make your life easier, and that’s why we make sure every purchase leaves fully assembled.

We Register Your Warranty

When you buy new outdoor power equipment, you’ll want to make sure you register the warranty. This will protect your purchase if anything goes wrong during the warranty period. Normally, you’d need to:

  • Find the warranty card that came with your equipment. It’s usually a small piece of paper in the owner’s manual.
  • Fill out the card with your name, address, and equipment serial number. This number is usually located on a sticker somewhere on the equipment.
  •  Mail the completed card to the address provided on the card. Some companies also let you register your warranty online, so check the manufacturer’s website to see if that’s an option.
  • Keep a copy of the completed warranty card for your records. It’s always good to have a backup in case anything happens.

At Ty’s Outdoor Power, we do this for you to protect your purchase before it ever leaves the door. No receipts to track, logins to remember, or paperwork to lose!

Free Delivery on New Equipment Purchases

Whether you’re a homeowner, acreage owner, or small business owner, you know that time is always in short supply these days. It’s tough to stop what you’re doing and run to the store for anything, let alone a piece of heavy equipment!

For that reason, Ty’s Outdoor Power offers free delivery on all new equipment purchases. If you buy it here, we’ll get it where it needs to be.

Service After The Sale

Snow removal equipment, like all outdoor power equipment, needs to be maintained regularly. Snow removal equipment works hard during the winter, and it needs to be ready to go when the first snow falls.

Regular maintenance can catch small problems before they become big ones, saving you money in the long run.

Ty’s Outdoor Power is proud to offer state-of-the-art service from our two convenient locations in Gretna and Lincoln. We offer both pick-up and drop-off for your equipment, even during a snowstorm.

Our Gretna location is open 24/7 in the event of a major snowstorm. That means you can get the sales or service any time of day or night, during major snow-clearing events, with accumulations of 1″ or more. During ice-only events, or when there’s less than 1″ of snow on the ground, we’ll be here during regular business hours.

If you find yourself with a broken snow blower or a snow plow that won’t plow, call our Gretna location and we’ll do everything we can to get you back up and running.

Celebrating 20 Years of Standing Up to Old Man Winter

For 20 years, the team at Ty’s Outdoor Power has been proud to help homeowners, acreage owners, and commercial snow removal businesses keep people and properties safe when the snow starts flying. We’re Nebraska’s outdoor power superstore and proud to be this state’s first choice for small engine service and snow removal equipment! Make sure you have the right equipment for your job. Compare options today. Prefer to shop in person? Stop by any time.

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