Has anyone been able to use the snow blower in MORE than 2 inches of snow yet?

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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!
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Im praying for snow buddy. Keep in mind the 2" of slush i was blowing really takes alot of power to do. Comparable in weight to 10" i think. Something like that. But rest assured. Once we get some more here in minnesota, i promise to make another video
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I hope for the sake of all Ego snow blower owners,  it's more adept at handling its intended function than the Ego lawn mowers.
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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.
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First use today clearing around 8 - 10 cm [3 - 4 inches] of wet snow from a double width driveway. A fabulous machine!  Much faster than shoveling. Who knew snow clearing could be enjoyable!
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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.
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Dave, thanks for the update! Feel like swinging over to Orleans and doing my driveway, I mean, showing off your new toy? Cmon... it's only 15 minutes away, and I'll buy the hot chocolate! :-D
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Got a video blowing 6" of powder. Ill post when its done uploading
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Can't wait!!!!
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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.  
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In metro-Detroit area also, did about 5-6 inches of lightly packed wet-ish snow. It worked good but the run-time was not great (two 5.0, mixed speeds, about 20-ish minutes).
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I found that I had to put a helluva lot more muscle & force into pushing mine through about 5" of wet and heavy at around 9PM last night.  It was manageable, but heavy nonetheless.  I was beat this morning LOL!
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Couple of videos here for 5-6" powdery snow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyC6qtZgNX4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClFIjuwAjGs
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Hi Ankur, we're going to feature your second video on our social media, with your permission. Please let us know. We love it!
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Absolutely Jennifer. Thanks.
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Ankur, we just shared your video on our Facebook page. Thanks again!
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Saw them few minutes ago thanks! Also if you could let us know how long the battery lasted that'd be great!
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Used for 35-40 mins and had more than 25% juice left in both 5 Ah batteries.
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Thanks for sharing!

You know, you could spin the chute 180 degrees and blow snow walking both ways. ;-)
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Yes sure. Recent home owner and second use of my first snow blower. Still learning :)
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Took all day to upload but here it is

https://youtu.be/u6SrOelsgCA
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Makes quick work of powder!
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Not bad...not bad at all....
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Had 9 inches of snow last night here in Ottawa. The EGO did a great job throwing this light stuff as far as I wanted. My neighbor (has a gas blower) came over and was quite impressed. Plow came around so I had to do the end of driveway (the heavy stuff)........the EGO handled it too. If the snow from the plow is too high I would suggest you spread it out a little. The batteries lasted for two double driveways and a walkway......around 25 minutes.
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I had to clean the same snow with a plug-in SnoJoe. Does it work? Yes, technically. Is it a PITA? Yes, absolutely.



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Still waiting for a good storm to roll in so I can try mine on more than <1" of powder.  Snow is forecast for Wednesday but it's only 1-3" followed by .25" rain the following day, but that could be snow if it doesn't warm up enough.  The next is a storm next week which, if they're right might be a better chance to get a more sizeable accumulation.  But that's still a week out and I don't put much faith in the forecast further out than 3-4 days. 
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Apparently these blowers work everywhere...even Antarctica. Hope there's a homeless despot nearby Incase he ended up with one of the defective ones.... https://youtu.be/MLTLZn08F_0
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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.
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Nice!  Glad you finally got to try it out!
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Jealous to say the least...
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Almost got snow today... It was coming down thick and ready to be shoveled... But then it stopped and cleared up like nothing happened... Sooo close...
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It would be good to know how this machine handles a foot or more depth of snow.
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The most of got last winter was 7 inches. I posted on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/u6SrOelsgCA

Also slush here.

https://youtu.be/aBccvmKs21Q