EGO snowblower

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I am considering buying an EGO snowblower. I have one concern after reading reviews on CR. Two people complained that the unit overheats in 3 minutes. Can anyone give me their thoughts about this ?
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Bryan

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Negative reports such as this are very rare no matter what forum. I checked CR and 8 out of 10 people give the EGO snowblower a positive review (4 or 5 out of 5 stars). Of the two negative complaints, one person is complaining the height isn't adjustable and only one is complaining about it overheating (and then claiming his/her son experienced the same thing). HD offers a 90 day return policy, so if by slim chance your EGO is defective that pretty much gives you the bulk of a winter season to return the snow blower. I wouldn't let a few negative reviews prevent me from buying this snow blower nor should you.

If I was to rank this snow blower on CR, among single-stage snow blowers it's a 5 out of 5 stars. If you include all snow blowers it's a 3.5 out of 5 stars. Just like a gas single-stage snow blower, a battery single-stage snow blower priced at $400-$800 isn't going to be that competitive against a larger dual-stage or three-stage snow blower priced at $800-$2500. 
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Never had that happen, but recommend waiting for the season so you are still with in a return window.  Although they have a great warranty. 
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William E Hanson

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Firsthand opinion; performance is beyond belief or my expectations. Worked flawlessly removing 15" this past Winter. Did not big down when it was wet or dry. I live in Winston-Salem, NC and we don't generally get lots of snow, but based on that weather forecast, I ordered it a few days beforehand and happy I did.
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This was my first winter with the Ego snow blower, and it was the snowiest February on record in Iowa and we had a lot of storms overall. The snow blower handled everything I encountered (biggest single snow was about 12 inches, so I can't speak for deeper blizzards), and I never encountered any overheating.

If only one person complained about overheating I would guess they had a defective unit.

I agree with holding off on your purchase. For one thing, you're not likely to find one in stock this time of year. But you also don't know when Ego might introduce a new or revised model, which they wouldn't do until later this fall.
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Minnesnowta here. We have had the snowblower for 3 seasons now and this past year it plowed through record dumps even for us, including blowing in below zero weather.  The blower rocks as long as you know it is not self-propelled, so it can take some effort heading up hills. (We are all clamoring for an SP version.  Hope they make it happen.) We blow over 500 ft of gravel drive with it.  If anything was going it overheat it, that would.  
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St Paul Mn here. The snow blower is better then shoveling. I've had it for 3 winters I think now.


In my opinion of you stay in your own driveway you're fine. If you have any significant snow fall pushing/pulling it in the street to say a sidewalk or neighbors house gets old quick.


It gets old if you have any grades to push up. Still better then shoveling but if I was to do it again I'd buy something else. Like all my other EGO stuff though. Backpack blower, power head with edger and line trimmer, and EGO power station.

I would wait until winter in case you want to return it.
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I've had mine 3 seasons now and haven't had any problems with the batteries at all. Overall I'm happy with it
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We generally have heavy, wet snow in northeastern Wisconsin.  We've used it for two seasons.  We just have a small property and it is far preferable to a gas-powered machine, in my opinion.  The only thing I don't like is the bottom guide/flat black piece under the auger is plastic and it sometimes gets hung up on uneven pavement, etc.