EGO take note from toro

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After 2 seasons of using my EGO snow blower iin Mn I’m starting to realize this isn’t the right tool for the job. Even staying ahead of heavy snowfalls by going out multiple times, being stopped dead in my tracks when the snowblower hits the slightest crack/bump and lastly with wet snowfalls that are over a couple inches having to consistently back up and push forward, I’m over it.

It’s a plus this thing cleans to the pavement but also a downfall as the scraper bar seems to create some resistance too if the snow is very wet, which is not easy to keep pushing on a flat surface, let alone a slight incline.

EGO some of us need a Self propelled model.
I’ve been searching for a gas 2 stage and came across this toro model that is a hybrid basically has features of a single staged merged with a 2 stage.

I defiantly think EGO could make a model like this that could hold 2+ batteries!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL208...

What does everyone else who’s been using an ego snow blower think?

https://www.toro.com/en/homeowner/sno...
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Posted 4 months ago

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Eric I bought the Toro you are looking at, the Snowmaster. Works perfect, and wet snow not an issue, does it all. Two seasons, and all is well.
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How’s it working out overall? Is it overkill for a few inches?
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I think you complain about EGO products a whole lot Erik. It seems every post you make is some subtle swipe/critique about how EGO is deficient at something, or some other product does something better, even when it is an apples and oranges comparison. Now you have come out posting links to a competitor's product. (the one you work for maybe?) Your record is scratchy, please lift the needle.
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I spent my hard earned money on EGO products I’m more then allowed to critique/voice opinions on things I’d like to see. Just because people aren’t EGO “fanboys” doesn’t mean they don’t generally like EGO roducts.


I have a backpack blower which I like very much. I’m thinking about getting a mower too, so sorry no I don’t work for any lawn product company. Yes I did post a link to a snowblower I found to get my idea of what I’d like to see across. Don’t like what I have to say? Don’t respond to it. Easy.
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Or, I can continue pointing out that what you claim to be problems are not reflective of other Ego owner experiences.

I am hardly a "fanboy." I just find the products work exactly as marketed, and better than I expected. If you don't like what I have to say, well, that's called the free exchange of ideas. You throw out a constant stream of negative critiques, you risk folks noticing and commenting on it. That's how it works.

It is a shame you spent your hard earned money on a product that you don't feel meets your needs, but constantly harping about what you find deficient here is kinda pointless, closing that barn door after the horse is gone and all that. Especially, as you keep mentioning in your posts, you have decided to switch platforms.

Posting a link to an entirely different product, that you are obviously impressed with, couched in an insincere request for comments about how it compares, is about as hackneyed a marketing ploy there is, clickbait.

If you really want advice or comments on the features of a combustion engine, a forum devoted to battery products is not the logical resource, TK's curiously well-timed testimonial aside.

If you really are just trying to be helpful, you can probably relax. Ego has a whole R and D department devoted to examining the benefits, features, and downsides of the competition.

Anyway, as you mentioned you are in Mn as well, I'm off to blow the 11" of yesterday's blizzard off our 300 foot gravel drive with our Ego.
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I got partially completed with my driveway. West metro Minnesota.

I do agree with Erik that a more powerful blower is needed. 2 batteries isn't enough. To get this nastyness cleaned it would use 4 batteries.

Next year I hopefully will have my FrankenBlower completed. 32" 2 stage, runs off of 6 batteries. Track drive system with zero turn. Ooooh yeah it's going to be good. Hopefully a throwing distance of 100+ feet.

If Ego isn't going to make one, I sure as hell will.

The blower has done well for me I must say but I get some nasty drifts. I was cutting off 6" at a time to not kill this machine.

PrairieDog. You are a monster. 300' gravel. That's crazy.
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Did you already do it a few times? I’m in St. Paul and had to do mine 3x yesterday to keep up and once today. I only did the sidewalk once yesterday and it was a real B to do just now. Had to do the old back up and ram repeatedly and ride over it a little and back up and repeat seemed to work a little.
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Nope. Just did it all at once. Probably 14-20" every where
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Ego’s snowblower is a good, small single stage machine. Within those parameters I feel it does very well. Larger more powerful machines exist that will do more, no question, and self propel in heavy or difficult snow will always be an advantage.

For my small driveway the Ego works great. For someone with more driveway and more space to store a larger machine, I can see that being the way to go for some. The Ego does take a little effort to use, and I sometimes forget that I’m a fairly fit person that has much less trouble doing physical things than others do.

I told my neighbor, who’s a smaller older guy, to borrow mine and try it out before committing to one. For just about everything other than the plow pile it works really well. It does do the plow pile, but it takes some effort.
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Yeah I hear ya, I usually have to break up the plow snow bank with a shovel then go at it with the blower most the time.

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