Does anyone have experience with ths snowblower in really cold climates?

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Lithium-Ion batteries power really drops off when cold. Here in northern MN, I am talking -20F and colder. I use my cordless EGO blower (non-snowblower) for light fluffy snow on the front and rear decks of my home and keep it inside. If I use it for longer periods when the battery is cold, my time diminished dramatically. I am skeptical on how long even the largest battery will run in extremely cold temps. I own multiple snowblowers from a 54" tractor mounted to a pair of electrics. I would really like to ditch the cords and if I could get an idea of a reasonable amount of run-time to expect in sub-zero temps, I would consider the Ego-blower as an addition to my current Ego tools.

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The ego batteries have a warming system in addition to their superior cooling technology.

COLD WEATHER OPERATIONThis Lithium-Ion battery pack will provide optimal performance in temperatures between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C). When the battery pack is very cold, it may “pulse” for the first minute of use to warm itself. Put the battery pack on a tool and use the tool in a light application. After about a minute, the battery pack will have warmed itself and will operate normally.

NOTE: When not in use, a 56V battery should be stored in an enclosed area where the temperature will not drop below -4°F (-20°C). Optimal charging temperatures are 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)