Does this work OK on an incline driveway rather than a flat one?

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In the videos so far, I see people clearing out snow on level driveways. Is this still easy to use on driveways with an incline?
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Posted 3 years ago

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You do have to push it(no automatic setting) probably would require way to much battery power and significantly decrease battery life. It will work on incline for sure just slightly harder for you since you will be pushing up a hill. Still I bought one and Love it.
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Simple solution; pull it uphill and push it/blow snow downhill! :-)

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

I would imagine the increase in effort wouldn't be too dissimilar to the increase associated with pushing a mower uphill, except the base level of effort will be slightly higher given the snowblower takes a little more force to push than a mower even on flat ground.
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Mine has a decent slope, hard to tell in picture but it worked alright.
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I have a driveway with a decent steepness to it.  Going down was a breeze, I just slid down the driveway with it.  The hard part was coming back up.  I had to really plant my feet and then push about 5 feet then replant my feet and do it again.  I can't imagine this is any different though than if I had a non self propelled gas powered one.  I took video I have not had time to upload yet though.
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15$ ice cleats... Work wonders in the snow and ice....
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where did you get these? I need!
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Wal-Mart
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Thank you
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My driveway is steep (6% grade) and long (100 yards).  The EGO is working well but it of course takes some effort on the way up.  See my report and video about this ON THIS PAGE.