Scraper adjustment on snow blower

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Can i adjust the scraper on the snow blower? I keep hitting the separations on the sidewalks. It looks to be too angled currently. I want to make it more horizontal with the ground. Thanks
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The terrain I have to plow is grass with gravel underneath. I've been working on some kind of work around for 2 years without luck. Even thought about a pair of skis.

I just slightly pick the front up. Quite frankly it's a pain in the back. It would be very nice to have a scrapper that you can adjust or buy alternate designs that have different height adjustments.
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I tend to hit every other gap between the sidewalk. It's frustrating and afraid that I'll break the machine. I'm about to return it.
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A trick I use on sidewalks is to push the machine at a slight angle to the joints (slide it a little bit sideways). This keeps the scraper from falling into the cracks. Works pretty well.

But to answer your question, no the scraper is not adjustable. As it wears the edge should become less sharp and catch on fewer things.
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Now THAT might be a great idea! As long as it could be molded to keep a consistent clearance to the paddles I think that could work brilliantly!
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That may work and it wouldn’t even have to be that drastic of a “V”. It could probably taper out from the center to each edge like an inch or maybe even less. That could be a game changer for ease of use. Anyone brave enough to shave their scraper bar down as a test subject
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I think to be really effective this idea would require a new design with a helical twist along the edge so a constant distance is maintained between the scraper and paddles as the leading edge moves back. Think airplane propeller.

Without that feature, snow could pile up without getting fed to the paddles. Or maybe I’m overthinking it and it wouldn’t matter? That’s probable... :-\
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No snow build up with my slide shoe add on. Dozens of other models and brands have this solution as well as a dozen add on kits. It works just fine.
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I’m sure it does. But, once you elevate the scraper off the ground you lose the ability to scrape clean down to the asphalt.

For me, with a paved driveway and few obstacles to catch the scraper on, I prefer getting right to the asphalt. Everyone’s situation is not the same as mine, so I can definitely see the value in offering an adjustable system to accommodate. :-)
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Here is something you may want to consider trying.
https://community.egopowerplus.com/eg...
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Open letter to EGO

I just jury rigged a snowblower slide shoe kit. I had to drill a few holes etc. It works like a charm. Please include a retro kit for all that have older machines and design a proper add-on to the current model to mount height adjusting slides.

The difference in performance is like day and night. It takes about 50% less effort to to push the blower with the slides set a half and inch lower than the scraper. It is amazing how much they help.

This should have been done a long time ago, instead you sent me 2 replacement scraper bars because the others wore down so fast. Commercially available slide shoe kits are available for under $30 and I'm sure you can design one for much less.

For such a smart company this solution is a "no brainer". No more manufacturing, shipping and handling replacement scraper bars. Most importantly of all, no more customer complaints concerning something that should have been addressed long ago.

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Harry - at first I thought side shors were only for larger two-stage machines, but, that’s when I thought the EGO paddles touched the pavement to both clean the surface and pull the machine forward like single stage gas blowers. Since the EGO has paddles that are designed to be above the pavement like the metal augers on a 2-stage side shoes is an excellent solution.

(Although, a homegrown solution requiring drilled holes my affect the users warranty)
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That's why I'm advocating EGO make the necessary changes. This really is an easy solution to a big problem that has been plaguing this machine from day one. I just bet it's cost effective as well. It should be a win-win for everyone.