Ego 21" Snow Blower performance

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Now I know so of you got a good dumping of snow from winter storm Argos. While some of us are still waiting...not really. I want to know how your new Ego 21" Snow Blower performed. Still waiting to use mine.
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Here is mine.  Sorry for lack of editing and finger also.  Using the snow blower with one hand is hard...

Got about 1-2 inch this morning and it was heavy and wet as hell.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0kv4jdnmtw
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Nice! Not a ton of snow to give it a workout, but it's good to see one in the wild actually blowing snow!

It sounds pretty cool, kinda like a turbine. How loud do you feel it is? It's always hard to tell in a video.
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Really not that loud.  It doesnt compare to the sound of gaz powered ones!
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Good to hear!
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I usually dont say this but I cant wait to get a big snow storm!!
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Ok when I arrived home and I shoveled snow into a pile giving me a good 12'' height of snow.
Tried the ego again and WOW it just blew the snow at 36'.  Snow was less slushy than this morning but was still pretty heavy (no where near fluffy snow).  I had to lower the Auger speed cause I was scare to reach the neighboors car!!

Now I am impressed!!

One more thing that I saw was the the power seems to be taken only from 1 battery at a time.  When I got back in my garage I took the left battery and this one had to be charge and the right battery didnt have to be charged at all....

I thought that peak power was using both batteries at the same time....Am I right?
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I believe that's how it works, but maybe it's different under light loads or maybe one battery was just ever so slightly discharged more than the other?

Give it a longer test and report back see what happens after you blow your whole driveway.
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Yeah I wish I could continue but no more snow...:(
Nah both batteries were fully charged.

I noticed the same thing this morning when I plugged in my batteries on there chargers. Only one of the 2 batteries had the be charged....
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I know I can use a battery for a short while and the charger won't bother charging it. There must be a minimum amount of discharge before charging, or something like that.
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McKlain, thanks for sharing this video.  We'd love to see it in action with heavier snowfall too. Keep us posted!
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Snow expected tonight. Home Depot had one in stock....

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I wonder how it does when it comes time to break the berm at the end of your driveway (left over by street snow plows)...
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I live on a highway so ill be sure to let ya all know.. it had no trouble today with it, but this was not a good example of a Minnesota winter. Those plows give me a nice hill sometimes.
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Hard to tell for sure since its dark, but it looks to be launching that snow pretty good! You were plowing a decent distance and blowing straight ahead and it didn't look like much, if any, snow was falling on the driveway ahead of you?
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It was blowing water basically. Some got in the driveway but it just ateit again. Ill be honest. If this was 1' of fluffy snow, it would blow it way farther and wouldn't care. I did notice a sound which is, what i believe, switching power from each battery. Almost like a gas engine purring
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My new video here with 5-6'' of powdered snow!!

https://youtu.be/af2iEaBmXf8
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Freaking fantastic!  That's AWESOME how you can set it to the lowest speed and it just chugs through the snow without slowing down, allowing you to limit the throw AND keep the chute pointed high.  GREAT video!
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6-8 inches of snow video.
https://youtu.be/vD9H1IAv5GM
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Nice Eric!!!  That kinda answers my question about the size of driveway you can do.  We just bought a lot to build on, and we're looking at about a 150ft driveway and 3-car garage.  Methinks the 15Ah snowblower kit might just do the trick! :-)
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Thanks for sharing the vid Eric. Love the lights. I finally got to use mine over the weekend and made a believer out of my wife why we needed to purchase one this year. The throwing power is unbelievable. I only used a single 7.5amp battery from my 21" SP mower and had no problem over the 6" of snow.
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I just posted a new video with some heavy wet snow.

Let me know what you guys think!

https://youtu.be/degQ9uECYxw
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I would call that a WIN! It chews through that stuff pretty good!
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That was awesome, thanks for sharing! I am jealous that I don't have one YET ..... : )
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I can say I love my snow blower and this was the perfect winter to get one in my area as it's been one storm after another - we've had more snow so far as we usually get all winter.  But I'm really tired of snow and really just want it to stop.
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We got ours yesterday. Used it once and now it won't start. It's not the batteries- they are fully charged. Think it's going back to Home Depot. Disappointed
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Stephanie, give Ego Customer Service a call, describe your issue and they'll have a replacement unit shipped to your door asap.

A few early units had an issue where they would not start up. They have the issue sorted out and can send you a good unit.