Ego Snowblower vs Plow Pile

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We had about 9” of snow overnight and throughout the day. I came home after work to see a pretty intimidating pile of snow at the end of the driveway.

Pushing down on the handle I lifted the front of the snowblower going into the pile, took the top off and then went back to blow through the bottom:



It took a bit of muscle to push it through, but it did it with little protest. That’s the dense stuff the snow plow scrapes off the road, not the light fluffy stuff we find elsewhere in the driveway.

Using two 5Ah batteries I got my driveway, sidewalk (also deep and dense), and the neighbor’s plow pile and sidewalk done. Batteries were red by the end. We share a driveway that’s about 23’ wide and 35’ long (townhouse), for reference.

This snowblower is awesome for small-to-medium driveways like this! Less than an hour to do all that. With a shovel I’d still be out there! If I had a driveway much larger I’d want the 7.5Ah batteries for sure, but the 5Ah batteries should do most people well, I’d think.

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Posted 10 months ago

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Thanks for the great report Blue.  Mine has been working like a dream as well.
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I was very happy with how my Ego snowblower handled the 7 inches or so we got yesterday.

I cleared the snow before work yesterday, and then the city plowed the street later in the morning. I was able to hot the plow pile after work before it froze too solid. It was a struggle a couple of times because it was so deep in spots, and clumped up a bit. But in the end the Ego handled it and I was able to leave my shovel in the garage.
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Let's hear it for leaving the shovel in the garage !
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It takes a good effort to do the plow pile with the Ego, but MAN is it so much easier than shoveling!!!
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Agreed!!!
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yup and taking a half slice whether left to right or top to bottom helps a lot.