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What features should I look for in a Yooper Scooper?

Asked by majorrich (14711points) October 19th, 2011

My son is gone to college so I must shovel snow this winter. To save my back and heart I am told a “Yooper Scooper” used in the Michigan Upper Peninsula is the tool I need. Any advice out there to getting a good one here in Central Ohio?

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jaytkay's avatar

A Yooper Scooper is overkill for Ohio, but that is the right idea, do not lift the snow. Push it. Unless you want the extra exercise.

The Yooper Scooper isn’t bad. It will do what you want. You will not be disappointed.

The cheaper alternative is something like this

SpatzieLover's avatar

Do you have an Ace Hardware near you @majorrich?

Our local ACE handles a variety of push shovels.

Otherwise, online Amazon has quite a few Ebay is certain to, as well as Ace or any online hardware store.

My suggestion to you, knowing your health issues is to hire a neighbor kid to do the big snowfalls. You should not be out there at all.

YARNLADY's avatar

I agree with @SpatzieLover

After reading the above answers, I thank my lucky stars I never even heard of such a thing. I clicked on the question to find out what on earth it is.

jaytkay's avatar

Looking at the SpatzieLover’s link, I say a key feature is the big U-shaped handle. You can push with your body.

The regular broomstick handle (like the one in my link) only give you a small area to push, compare to the U-shape it’s like getting poked with a stick,

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