Power snow brush/shovel

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I searched but didn't see this suggested, but how about a power snow brush, basically a mini snow blower, to clear decks and small sidewalks/walkways/hard to reach areas.
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I agree.  Of course EGO might already be working on that product right now.  If so I'm in for not having to use a shovel anymore:)
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lets hope so! this would be a great addition. 
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I've been thinking about it as well.  A standalone tool would be fine, but it would be cooler if it could be an attachment for the multi-head system.
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It seems some have been using their leaf blowers to move snow. I'm wanting to try that with mine, but we've been having a very mild winter this year so no snow yet. 
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I'd like this too! Stihl makes this attachment for their KombiSystem and it works wonders. Not only good for light snow removal, but also for stuck debris like pine needles that find their way in asphalt.
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Burnside, are you talking about the Bristle Brush and/or PowerSweep for Stihl's KombiSystem? https://www.stihlusa.com/information/how-to-guides/cleaning-driveways/. Never really thought of using a power brush like this, and I wonder if that's what Erik, the OP, was thinking of with his original post. I thought he was talking about what a lot of people call a power snow shovel, like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Greenworks-Digi-Pro-GMAX-12-in-40-Volt-Cordless-Electric-Snow-Blower-Sho.... The powered brush is also another good idea for Ego, including something for their multi-head system, and is certainly something that could be used to clear snow. Personally, I prefer the idea of something that actually throws the snow some distance rather than brushes it aside a short distance, but maybe that's all you need or is better for some situations, and what's nice is that a brush could do many different things so certainly a nice addition. I just scored a reconditioned Ego snow blower off HomeDepot.com and am now anxiously awaiting some snow so I can try it out!
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EGO you working on this yet?
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Here is your competitor EGO...you should be able to make something similar...:)
https://momo-lucky.myshopify.com/products/shovel?fbclid=IwAR0JZsXx38jLvZiJqLBrZSJd3FNZif_xgHtQ9HOKpW...
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I’ve been waiting for Ego shovel for a while. Just signed up to say here is another customer wanting Ego Snow shovel. If they don’t release one this year, I might have to buy another manufacturer’s shovel with another battery.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I would love Ego to make a "Power Shovel" to clear carports, decks etc. I have a ....

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Concur that this would be a great product.  A bristle snow brush which would remove light snow from my interlocking brick driveway.  The bricks make scraping the driveway clean with the blower very difficult.  A brush to be used after the blower for final clean up would be awesome.
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Steve, is this what you are thinking of? It's part of the multi-head system. I think a couple of people have used it to brush light snow to good result. As well as a bit of slush that gathers in the garage under the car.
https://egopowerplus.com/multi-head-bristle-brush/
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Yes, I went and looked at the multi-touch accessories after reading some of the other comments, and I believe that is exactly what I need. Thanks.
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Brush attachment can be used year round for a variety of applications. Does a great job when you want to clean your garage floor - so much easier than scraping and using a broom. 
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I already mentioned on another thread, but adding a wheel attachment makes it even easier, especially using on large areas that may wear your arms out too much.
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I'm also on board for the snow shovel.  I have a 12"toro electric model that works great on my decks.  Throws snow farther then my EGO snow blower.  If only it was cordless.  I got it at a auction for $ 15, so I can't complain too much.  How thick and wet snow can the brush attachment handle?
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I have the EGO Snow Blower and Bristle Brush attachment for the Power Head. I used the snow blower once on 12-15" and worked surprisingly well throwing very well. Only used the Bristle Brush a couple of times for light dethatching that worked well, but I added a 3rd party wheel attachment to ease the weight you would otherwise bear on your arms. Some don't think it's necessary; your age and intended use will dictate whether you use one or not. Many reported good results on light snow that the blower wouldn't do well with. Now that the Rubber Paddle attachment is available, that should work better than the Bristle Brush according to many YouTube reviews. Because I already have the Bristle Brush, I probably won't buy the Rubber Paddle.
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We have been getting a variety of snow conditions. Its either lots which will require the snow blower or mostly 1 inch skims that will require broom and shovel. My 650 leaf blower does a great job for the light and fluffy snow conditions. The other prominent condition is when the snow is sticky and wet - making the snow blower or the leaf blower ineffective as they are unable to clear right down to bare pavement. The Bristle Brush attachment takes over in these conditions - works amazingly well as it will shrub right down to bare pavement. It does have limitations as the snow can not be greater than about an inch as the brush only directs the snow straight ahead of its clearing path rather than throwing it sideways. These 2 tools have more than filled my void of having to use the broom and snow shovel, they are definitely labor saving devices.       
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Good to hear, Warbird.
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Thanks William : Hope you are enjoying the Bristle Brush as much as I am. 
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Warbird, it's a highly versatile tool and finding more uses all the time.