I would like to know if ego makes a self-propelled snow blower

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The auger pulls the snow blower forward so self propel may not be necessary since the auger is moving it forward through the snow.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Snow Blower Self-Propelled?.

New Product, but manual is silent on the subject. So, guessing it is NOT self-propelled. Anyone know?
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It is NOT self propelled
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I'm in Minnesota. We are Egomaniacs. We bought the snow blower last season, and loved it, I was fine on the 150 ft flat sections and parking pad, but as a smaller woman, I did not have enough strength/weight to push it up the final moderate inclines to the road. It worked like a champ otherwise, and my other half just has to do those. On that experience we bought the self-propelled lawn mower this spring, and wow! that made all the difference, I can now mow the sloped parts of our 5 acres of lawns and meandering paths all by myself! In fact, we bought a second one so we can double team on the chores, and with the three sets of batteries, we are never out of power. So, looking to do the same with the snow, I went to buy the equivalent snow blower this year and was disappointed you don't have a competing self-propelled model! I really don't want to move off the ego platform, but the self-proplled feature is really important now. Also, really how hard to add adjustable skid plates!? We use it on our gravel drives, but until the drive freezes, it requires constantly counterbalancing the machine to lift the front up just a bit off the surface. Once we get a frozen snow pack down, it's fine, although even then I still can't push it up the grade, the "pull through" propulsion of the auger is just not strong enough.
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Great report on your experience Ebt.  And an equally great request for a SP snow blower.  I have not seen any info on that feature being offered, but hopefully it is in the works and will be available for you sometime soon.

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