Ego snow blower

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Ego Snow Blower
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Michael Millan

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A couple of days ago, I purchased an Ego snow blower due to the impending snow storm in the Northeast, US. We received about 8 inches of heavy snow and freezing rain. When I first used the snow blower, I immediately observed that this unit was going to help me removed the snow. At first it took an adjustment to understand the snow blower, but after using it, I could remove the snow easily. The Ego snow blower came with 2 batteries, with I drained its power after removing 2 / 3 thirds of my driveway (100 feet by 20 feet). Go figure! The batteries were supposed to last for less square footage. Anyway, I had 2 spare batteries, which helped me finish the job. I will probably purchase an additional 2 batteries for reserve as I also have a self-propelled mower. I might buy the trimmer as well. Are their any coupons for battery discounts? This is the way to go. No more gasoline - oil mix and particularly much less noise!!! 
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After putting it off for two years (I had just bought a corded snow blower before Ego released theirs) I finally picked up Ego's snow blower this fall. Not a flake in sight yet, but I'm eager to see how much I can get done on a single charge.

Keep in mind, new lithium ion batteries take a few charge/discharge cycles to reach their full potential. You might want to see how your new batteries last in the future. I think you'll also get better runtime when the snow isn't so wet.
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Own a bunch of Ego products. Love them.

But need to ask an obvious question.

No auto-propel? Wow. How much work is this?

I currently have a share in a gas powered monster, that cuts through everything. Dry, wet and plowed in snow banks.

I’m trying to get a sense of how much work this will be in a blizzard. Not just for me but my 12 year old while I sit by the fire!!!
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As I said, I haven't used mine yet. But this is a smallish single-stage blower with a 13-inch-tall intake. You should keep expectations in line with what this unit is designed for.
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This thing is not blizzard material unless you go out multiple times to keep up. We had like 2 feet of snow last year in 2 days. If I hadn’t gone out more then a few ttimes I would have been screwed.

Neighbors with 2 stages did a lot better then me.
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Again have to realize the tool you are buying and what it is intended to do
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Michael Millan

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Understood, however what I do know is that the unit worked well in the conditions that I described above. Thanks for the input!
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I am waiting to see how the Ego snow blower works when there is no heavy snow. It should be a lot easier
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Bill Menzel

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It works great unless you have a lot of heavy wet snow.  If that's the case, even a gasoline single stage blower will have trouble.
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Just for clarification, heavy snow for me is heavy wet snow
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“Realize the tool you are buying and what it is intended for”. LOL


Thanks.

I’m going to wait until Ego builds the real deal.
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Dan, this is the "real deal." I'm sure you know that among gas-powered snow blowers there is a range, from small single-stage units to huge two-stage blowers with built-in awnings to protect the user from the elements than can handle a blizzard at the South Pole.

The Ego snow blower falls somewhere in between. It's a smallish single-stage blower than can handle moderate snow on an average residential property.

If you live somewhere that regularly gets pasted with big lake-effect blizzards it probably isn't right for you. But I live in Iowa, which gets a fair amount of snowfall, and in the 10 years I've been living here we've never had a snowfall that this Ego blower won't be able to handle.

And I didn't have to buy into a "share" of a unit I couldn't afford, so I know it's available to me when I need it. But if you already do own a share in a rotary plow and it works for you, I don't see why you'd spend the money on a smaller blower.
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Agree Ken. And I didn’t buy my ego snow blower for the 1 or 2 big storms. On those occasions I just make a point of keeping ahead of the snow fall or just doing some double duty after the storm ends. It is still a lot easier than a shovel
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Right! You don't buy a Toyota Camry thinking it'll do the work of a Ford F150.