Blower Handle adjustment

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I have purchased the snowblower and love the products!.. Used it already 4 times this snowy Canadian season. However, I wish the handle had a height adjustment for taller people. I find I have to crouch down to scrap the bottom of the surface and find my lower back is then fatigued. Also, it would be great if they had larger wheels and self propelled. Any thoughts Ego. I have invested a fair bit in your products and plan to invest more .
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Good points, Greg.

Regarding self propel, I'm not sure how effective it would be on such a light machine? Also, unless you're chewing through really deep snow, the freedom to push at your own pace is really nice.

I don't have the Ego snowblower, mine's a plug-in SnoJoe (unfortunately). It's a small and light single stage as well, and I think self propel would be a waste of time for such a light machine as the drive wheels would never have much traction, and the only place you'd want self propel (deep snow) is likely the one place it wouldn't work very well.
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Yes I agree that the weight would be an issue, I was thinking it would need stability for traction and for freedom to push at your own pace is actually good. However, I find that it is a give and take. The heavier gas operated machine had the weight to scrape the bottom of the surface of the driveway. I find with the Ego,  the handle does not adjust and I have to tilt the machine to get compacted snnow to scrape the surface. 
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Yes, an adjustable handle would be a good idea.
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Bigger wheels would be great. These 4" wheels pretty much just drag as soon as they hit anything over 1" of snow. I was rolling it up a steep driveway the other day thinking it would be easier to push it down each time but with the wheels dragging it made no difference. Bigger wheels please!
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Yeah i was trying to get it over to the neighbors and the small wheels didn't help i basically had to drag it. Bigger wheels!