First use of snow blower after warranty exchange

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I was one of the many who bought the newly released snow blower early this past year to only get a very short time of use out of it before it stopped working.  Since then I got my replacement under EGO's awesome 5 year warranty and put it to good use this morning after we got 7-8" of snow in Colorado where I live.  This was going to be a really good test to gauge the performance of this blower. 

Unlike the other 2 uses I got out of my other blower this time I did the front driveway and back patio.  I wasn't sure if the batteries would last for the entire job but they did and with approx. 25% battery left.  I was also keeping an eye on the power indicator for the different conditions; green, red, and amber.  All I saw was green the whole time:)  Since there was a decent amount of snow I decided after some use to walk it a little faster and see if I noticed the "overload" or amber light....but I didn't.  Do note that until I bought this snow blower I had never used one before much less owned one.  Thus my opinion could vary vs someone who owned other blowers.

It was only one time since the exchange but if it performs like this every time then all I can say is this product really works.  

Thanks EGO!
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Posted 3 years ago

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Julio Villanueva

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What size of batteries did you use? I used the 5.0 and I was disappointed. Running time was about 25-27 mnts, not enough to clear my driveway. Cool machine but I had to return it to Home Depot. I like my EGO Mower, but for a demanding job as of snow removal, I think nothing gets even close to a classical gas-powered snow blower. I got a Cub-Cadet and I can't wait to give it a shot. 
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Julio, I've used a Cub Cadet 147 tractor with a 42" single stage snowblower (1970) that my son-in-law now uses, an Ariens 824 24" (1985) two-stage snowblower and a Toro single stage paddle type. The first two can only do the driveway because they cannot be lifted up a step (or steps) to do the sidewalk or deck. While they can take on pretty much anything nature throws our way, they are also overkill for most snowfalls. The EGO is light, especially without the batteries, so can easily be lifted up steps to clean off hard-to-get-to places. Even the little gas models have about a gallon tank which can add about 7 pounds of weight, that you can't easily take out like you can for a battery. And they are about 20 pounds heavier than the EGO. I'm going to use the EGO for most everything it can handle and use the Ariens for what it can't handle.
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Same as you, fully charged of course.  I don't know how long it was in use but it should have been plenty for your driveway unless you own a mansion.  I have a decent size driveway with a 3 car garage and like I said I also did the back patio on one charge.

Do you know if both batteries were fully charged before you started?
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Bander, I'm glad your replacement is working as it is supposed to.

I received my replacement and we keep getting rain in the Minneapolis area and not snow, even after we've already had -20F weather! I haven't been able to try either EGO snow blower yet. I still have my 8 hp 2-stage 1985 snowblower for the snowfalls that this one can't handle, or the stuff left by the plows if that is too heavy.
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Thanks for the update, bander, glad to see it all worked out in the end!
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Official Response
Thanks for writing in and giving us a chance to help you out with a replacement. We're glad you're currently enjoying some "Power Beyond Belief"!
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John, I think once you get a chance to use it again it will do what you bought if for.  I'm sure this blower will work as it did for me before every time as long as the issue is really fixed.  However I suspect once I have to move heavy snow the run time on one charge will be reduced by x amount of time.  Even if it only does the front driveway before I need to charge the batteries is fine by me.

Report back when you get a chance to use it again.