Self Propelled Snow Blower

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I'm sure a lot of us would like a self-propelled snow blower.   I would like to do away with my gas snowblower, but I'm a 68 year old female and I absolutely need the self-propelled for the steep little hill on my driveway.   Also, it helps to get through what the street plows leave at the end of my driveway.   Will wait for self-propelled.  Please make one soon.   Love EGO products, but why didn't you release a self-propelled snow blower to start with.
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I agree. No need to start out little anymore. Any new release better compete with the best of the best in my opinion. Sure the ego snow blower is cool and does actually kick butt. But why not make a final first release instead of this start from the beginning process. In my opinion it's just a copy of the other single stage blowers on the market.
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Except with “Peak Power” tecnology.

“Power Beyond Belief”. :-)
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Joanne,
I am 75 years old, and can relate.  I purchased my Ego Snow Blower in Dec 2015 after an 8" snow storm, in consideration for my years.  Today, 17 Jan 2018, we finally got snow in the Piedmont of North Carolina, and I was able to use my snow blower for the first time.  (It turned 2 days of shoveling into 2 sessions of 45 minutes each, so I am happy, but . . . ) 

The speed lever on the snow blower is just like the one on my self-propelled 21" Ego mower, so I'm thinking the blower is self-propelled, but no.  Even though our 7" snow was light and fluffy, I had a heck of a time pushing the blower up my long driveway, especially on the first run.  I came to the Ego web site in search of a self-propelled blower, but was disappointed.  Then I saw your post.  Thanks for starting the thread.  I hope Ego releases a self-propelled snow blower before I croake.  Fingers crossed!
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Keeping my fingers crossed too!   We both had the same storm.   Got 9 inches here in Hudson Valley, New York.   I would never have been able to push a snowblower through it.  Hope EGO comes out with one soon.     Hey Ego, I'd be glad to your elderly female tester for your self-propelled snowblower when you develope it.   :-)
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I RRRRREALLY RRRREALY hope they're working on a monster brushless motor 2 to 3 battery Self Propelled 2 Stage. I've been using their single stage here in Minnesota since last year, and it mostly has it's uses, 12-15" snow isn't one. I knew that buying it. But we haven't had a bad winter here in a while.

Some spots I had to blow were up to 24". Again I know that isn't what this was built for. I got the job done repeatedly ramming it into the snow, I'm feeling it today!

I have no problem maintaining gas but don't want to. So please EGO we need a SP monster brushless 2 stage snow blower!
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yea single stage blowers just aren't made for 20" but can still be useful.  I remember as a kid using our single stage Toro (last time I used a snow blower until this year).
When I would get to the big drifts or area where the plow left its gift, I would take a shovel and knock down the pile to create a manageable height of snow.  Blow that off the driveway and repeat on the next section of deep snow.  I took some time, but was still better than shoveling in full and worked a lot better than ramming the snow blower with a 12" tall mouth into a 20" deep pile of snow.
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I did some of that too. Took forever
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Ramming into deeper snow  is exactly to way I do it. This is how I did it with my old Toro 2 cycle, single stage snow blower; that was twenty years old when I decided to replace it with the Ego. One advantage of the Toro was that if the snow depth was less than the intake (about 12") it would somewhat self propel, because the rubber paddles directly touched the ground. The ego has a plastic shovel scoop that the  paddles reside in so it has no self propel assistance at all. I have an Ariens 2 stage 20" with the electric start Tecumseh  5hp snow king engine, very reliable; this I use for the deeper amounts of 8"+  and at the base of the driveway from the snowplow . I also generally use the  Ariens to clear out around the fire hydrant out front too. The good thing about about the Ego is that my wife can use it easily, whereas the Toro had a recoil pull start, which she had difficulty sometimes starting; she could never start the Arians with the recoil start and has difficulty with the electric start because of the choke and throttle requirements. It would be nice if Ego did come out with a self propelled 2 stage, so my wife can snow blow easier. 

Ohh, we live in a suburb of St Paul MN; so much snow is a given.  
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I found that Snow Joe has a self-propelled snow blower.   I have no experience with Snow Joe.   Here's the URL so you can take a look.    https://www.snowjoe.com/products/snow-joe-ion8024-xrp-cordless-two-stage-snow-blower-24-inch-80-volt...
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I also have  about a 200 foot driveway, paved but very steep, no way I could pull up a snow blower after I got down, I would peobably fall on my butt and break a wrist. I bought a EGO lawn mower about 1 1/2 year later they came out with a self propelled. So now I have two sitting in the shefd, the SP and older no SP. I dont want to do the same with the snow blower.
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I also posted a request for a self-propelled snow blower about a year to 2 ago. I am 75 years old now and am still hopeful we will get a SP blower before I croak. My driveway is 225 feet long at a 6% grade. It takes a lot of time and effort to get from the bottom to the road above. After that, the run down is much easier. After those 2 tracks are cleaned off, I pull the blower back up to the road using the cleaned tracks. Working on the down-slope, using gravity to good effect, I find it manageable. Unfortunately, the back, north-facing tarmac (2,482 sq.ft) in front of the 16'-wide garage door is relatively flat, so no gravity-effect to help. Cleaning the driveway is of no use without a clean tarmac, as I need it to get to the driveway.  I look forward to purchasing EGO's new self-propelled snow blower. SOON ! ! !
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EGO are you out there.   I'm still willing to be your elderly female (now almost 69) to test out that self-propelled snowblower.   Hopefully it's now being developed and not just lurking on the "Under Consideration" list.   Bring it on - we're ready!
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Yeah, I am thinking it ain't gonna happen. the call for an SP has been out for nearly two years now. Since they already have both technologies, a blower and SP, it shouldn't take this long to Frankenstein them together. All they have to do is design a blower chassis that can accomodate attaching the mower drive train to the snowblower wheels. If the fear is SP takes too much power, geeze, just sell it with extra batteries, I'd pay. Most of us have spares anyway from all our toys.
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