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.
Here is your competitor EGO...you should be able to make something similar...:)
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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.
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?
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.
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.