Customer comments concerning snowblower

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Working at Home Depot I get the chance to talk to people about the EGO line and one problem that seems to be the same is that the impeller snaps in cold weather. I don't know if they mean the scrapper edge or the one on the drum.They all however love it! Are there plans to improve both? Can you make replacement parts available in the stores? I have the mower and plan on the snowblower and this is a concern, not a big one but if I have to replace several a season it could be.
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They are most likely referring to the scraper. There have been complaints about scraper wear and the odd one breaking, and no complaints about the paddles that I'm aware of.
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Since there isn't an impeller that does make sense. The paddles rotator thingy is steel so that isn't snapping. The wear bar has to be what they are talking about. But breaking? I haven't heard of that......
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I see complaints about scraper  ref: https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/strongly-concerned-about-egos-new-snowblower-wear-on-f...

And may understand a paddle breakage - though never heard complaints. At 50$ a pop it could be an issue if they dont last.
I really really like the idea of electric snow blower BUT where i alive (suburbia near montreal) it SNOWS! 
And it gets very cold at times. The plows can easily leave upwards of 2.5 feet of hard packed snow at the base of the driveway. The sides end up over  5 feet by mid January; so the chute needs to be able to throw that snow over it.
I cant see a glorified blower shovel doing the job. Have a john deer twin stage blower and it struggles at times on the packed stuff.

How about making a snowblower. If your gonna call it that.....that is - all metal and capable.
All i see are videos of  it removing what i usually just use a shovel for.

I may be wrong, as i never tried one....but somebody please post a video of how it does when the snow is higher than it is.
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There are a few deep snow Ego videos out there, but nothing too crazy.

I'm in Ottawa, just up the street from you. The trick to clearing big snow with a small snowblower is to go out several times during the storm. If you sit back and watch the snow fall all day of course you'll have a mountain to move later on.

I cleared my driveway quite easily with a crappy plug in Snojoe when we broke our one day snowfall record this year. I cleared the driveway three times that day: once before work, once in the afternoon (we were sent home early), and once that night before bed. I barely broke a sweat, and I'm sure it would have been easier with the more powerful Ego snowblower.

The plow pile required shaving down in layers, but the trick is to get rid of it before it sits too long and gets hard.

Now if you're away for a couple weeks on holidays or something, yes, you can come home to a nightmare. In that case I'd pay someone to clear it if it really was out of control.

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