Seems like all the current reviews and videos have just shown the snow blower being used in what essentially is barely enough snow to justify the use of the blower. With the exception of the guys who made their own snow in the ice rink, has anyone else been able to try it in 6 inches + of snow yet? Really interested in the results!
I'm just hoping that i have $2400 worth of snow throwers and not snow pushers. As soon as the first snow fall over 6 inches falls I'm definitely going to do a real comparison between clearing an area with the blower vs a high quality 30" wide snow push shovel. $800 vs $32.
Same here Ranger75. We had 4 to 5 inches of the wet stuff here in Ottawa / Nepean in Ontario. The EGO did a great job and even cleaned a small plow strip at the end of the double driveway. I was so pleased how this machine worked I even did my neighbors driveway. It can definitely handle 6 inches of snow, no problem. My son just bought a 2 stage 24 inch gas self propelled blower. I tried it and it works really well, but I prefer the my new EGO. It's quiet, it can really throw the snow and pretty easy to move around. Another plus, at 21 inches wide is can easily be stored in my garage beside the car. I'll update this column when we have a bigger snowstorm.
We're in the middle of an expected 24-hour snowfall in the metro-Detroit area. I just did 3 & 1/2" of super wet stuff. There's another 5-6" expected, and it's just as wet/heavy. I'll report how it does, but I expect it to be just fine judging from how well it handled 3 & 1/2" of wet & compacted.
I finally got to use my snow blower today on some good, heavy snow. It snowed all day and I came home to find a full 2"! Obviously SLOW, steady snowfall for nine hours, I was expecting 3-5". I was starting to worry that I'd wasted my money on this thing because we weren't getting any significant storms, not that 2" is that significant. There's definitely some tricks to get peak performance - take it quickly and the deeper and denser the snow, the better it throws. It quickly cut through the piles my neighbor had built up. I did my drive and walk, went out a couple hours later and found it was accumulating faster so did mine again, the next door neighbor's and there's an Iraqi refugee family across the street so did theirs as well. Still had about 25% battery power left when done.