Just ordered the snowblower

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Anyone else on board? There is finally an eco alternative to the noise, to the oil and gas, to the smelly, to the large, and to the heavy snow blowers. While I'll never want snow, we get a few feet a year in these parts. May this help me as much as the 21" SP has this summer.
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I'll be ordering the bare tool as soon as it's available this fall. I made do with a corded Snow Joe last winter. It worked OK, but we were lucky and didn't get very much snow. I expect the Ego to be a major improvement!
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Where do you live? I'm going to get it, but right now we're in the middle of a HOT season ☀️☀️
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93 F today in Ottawa, 104 F with the humidity factored in.  Calling for the same tomorrow, was almost that hot yesterday.  What a summer!  I can't remember a summer this long, this hot, and with so little rain... though we're supposed to get lots starting Friday afternoon into Saturday.  Let's hope they're right this time!

I'd like to say snow is the last thing on my mind, but that's not true.  It's always in the back of your mind.  "Don't complain about the heat, you know what's coming!"  :-)
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I can't think of a better way to avoid getting snow than spending a bundle on a new blower.
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Yes, I just bought a guarantee that it won't snow and it was only $600.  
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Nicely done! Lol
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This is so true.  I put in new rain gutters and we got no measurable rainfall for four months.
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I'm on board as soon as they become available!

Edit: in Canada, that is!
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Waiting for the 56v Zamboni as well!
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I have my eyes on it, but waiting to sell my old gas snow thrower first.  Hopefully, I will get rid of the old machine in time to buy the new EGO for this winter.  By then, my local HD should have it available - can't wait to put this baby to the test!
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Does anyone know if the lower AH batteries can be used in the snowblower in a pinch, e.g. the two batteries lose charge and you need to clear just a bit more snow...so you use the battery that came with your chainsaw and hedge trimmer. I assume they would, but just wouldn't run as long - but I figured I would ask.
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I'm sure they could, to a degree, but it would also largely depend on what the snow was like. A small accumulation of light, dry snow would be better than a heavy, wet snow as far as the load that would hit the battery.
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To build on that, Ego states in the manual that while any two batteries will do, for maximum performance only 4Ah or larger batteries should be used.

I'm sure a pair of 2 or 2.5Ah batteries will work just fine, but if you're clearing deep or wet snow you're best to stick with the larger ones. The snow blower has overload protection built in just like the mower's do, so you don't have to worry about damaging anything, just that the performance will be a little less.

My personal strategy might end up being to do the thick stuff at the end of the driveway first with fresh batteries, then do the lighter stuff in the rest of the driveway after. Until I get comfortable with the run time, anyway.