First time to use the snowblower

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We're expecting our first major snow here in Kansas City.  I'm looking forward wo trying out the snowblower I purchased this fall!
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Looking forward to your review. Originally from Kansas City, probably the biggest challenge of any single-stage snow blower is Kansas City's more often than not wet snow. Probably the best strategy is to get out there when the snow is done but still fresh. Given that snow can be rare events in Kansas City, I'd choose electric over gas any day. The EGO is a good choice.  
Yeah, had to give my husband his EGO Christmas present early due to the snowstorm here in KC this weekend. lol. (I think he'd have been none to happy if I'd waited until Christmas and he'd had to shovel this one by hand. lol) And, Bryan, you are so right about the attributes of the snow being a part of the equation when considering a snow blower. I've been shoveling snow in KC since I was 11 (let's just say that's awhile ago ;)
and have been mostly skeptical about snow blowers due to the variations of snow that exist. There's a real art to clearing snow. :)
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I love the fact that there are Kansas City people on this tread. Yep, growing up in Kansas City I didn't know anyone that had a snow blower. Now living in South Dakota for more than 25 years I've learned the "art to clearing snow". That art gets put on canvas a lot quicker with bigger better snow shovels and if you're lucky...a snow blower.

Here goes Hubs on his first tryout with the EGO snow blower!
You can see in the next pic why we need it so badly! Nice throw on the chute!


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Great pics and looks like it's doing a fine job. If you will, please go to the EGO site for the snowblower and post a review with these pics?
https://egopowerplus.com/snow-blower/
I'll let Hubs do the review. I will say he's happy as a pig in - wait, wrong metaphor.
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Peggy and Chris you should order a replacement/back up scraper bar now. They're $20.
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Great pictures Peggy. So your husband was doing all that before without a snow blower?
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LOVE those pictures. And of the snowblower I would love to have.
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Great job showing pictures. I had my heart set on getting that type of snowblower, but want so badly to get the new cordless Ego mower for this summer. I can't get both, so will get the blower next year. I just got done getting the leaf blower and it sure has power.
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Well, after the first snow here in Kansas City, and using the ego snow blower here's my take on it.
Pros:
Battery life is good( i did my driveway which is double size and 3 neighbors driveways plus the street in front of my house < had to sub in 2 2.5 Ah batteries>)
Throw snow a good distance
Did well with slushy underlayer
Instant Power No waiting for warm up or pull starting

Cons:
Scraper bar is brittle ( mine is missing a chunk)

Overall very impressed with the snow blower, wish Ego would make a stronger scraper bar....sigh

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There have been many complaints about scraper bar. I seen a while back they removed a bunch off EGO website reviews. A while back they were looking at material vs cost but nothing has come of that.
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I still have my original scraper bar (second season) but I have an extra in the garage on standby. I'm not going to complain about the material used (plastic) but I can't believe EGO believes that piece of plastic is worth $20. 
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I bought a scrapper bar after reading some reports of it wearing down quickly.  It is still in the box after 2 winters.  Original scrapper bar is still in good shape and doing a fine job.

Different results for different surfaces and application I guess.
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This will be my 2nd year with the snow blower, and my scraper bar is still in decent shape.  I too bought a backup due to all the reviews, but have yet to use it.  I have a 3 car garage with a very long concrete driveway.  Maybe different surfaces wear out the scraper bar more rapidly ...