Pretty good snow blower with a few tweaks it can be near perfect!

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So today was the first time I used the snow blower with the 5.0 batteries on snow... well total slush actually.  It was about 2 inches of total heavy heavy slush.  Overall I was pleased that it could clear it well being a single stage.  It did get clogged very often but with this heavy slush it was expected.  However, I wish it had a clearing stick or mini shovel thing that the other snowblowers come with.  My gloves got totally soaked clearing out the chute.  It would also help in cleaning out around the paddles before bringing it back inside. Its a small piece of plastic how much could it cost?!  It is already expensive for a single stage, throw in a stick!

Second thing I noticed was that if the adjustment in the chute could be made more seamless so it would prevent many of the clog ups.  It seemed to have caught in there and then built up til it was totally shut but maybe this wont be a problem most of the time since the slush we had today doesnt happen often.

Maybe the next version will have better wheels.  Could not roll over 2-3 inches of slush/snow.  Could not blow it because it was too dense from being stepped on.  Had to get the shovel to move that before I could proceed.  Maybe wider would be better?  Or rubber?  

I like that this thing could do my narrow walkway and I could climb steps with it by tilting back, catching the edge then pushing forward without having the lift the whole unit.  Wouldnt be able to do that with a heavy 2 stage.  

 Was out for about 30 mins at around 80-90 percent speed and batteries were at the first light (25percent) when put back on the charger.  Hopefully with the lighter fluffy stuff I'll have longer battery life.  Overall I'm happy with it.  Silent, small footprint and batteries will work with other tools was why I bought it.  
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I agree with larger wheels and maybe self propelled?? .. I was really hoping there was a handle adjustment to a higher positioning so I do not crouch the machine down on a angle to scrape the surface of the driveway when a car wheel packs the snow down.