Snowblower performance with (2) two 7.5 Ah batteries is phenomenal!!!!

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I just needed to share my experience - check the photos!  I just used my new EGO snowblower along with (2) two of the 7.5 Ah batteries, one of which I've had a year and the other I just got on a warranty exchange a few months ago.  We just got about 3 & 1/2" of super wet snow this morning in the metro-Detroit area, and I was able to do my own home, and family member's down the street, plus the city walk of several of my neighbors.

I threw the batteries on the charger after I got in, and I still had 25%-50% of juice left on both - HOLY FREAK'N CRAP!!!!  Now, I realize that this alone is an $800 USD package, and that's pretty rich for anyone's blood when it comes to a 21" single stage snow thrower, but HOLY FREAK'N CRAP THIS THING PERFORMS!!!!

Now, I'm sure when I'm pushing (throwing) 5"-8" or more, I won't be able to get as much mileage, but seriously - I have no worries at all as far as I'm concerned.  Much to the chagrin of my neighbors, I did their city walks just to push my EGO and see how much juice I'd burn through, so I likely won't be doing as much in a heavy snow situation.  

Anyway,
I can strongly recommend the 7.5 Ah battery kits with the new snow blower for anyone with some serious square footage to do.  It just performed fantastic.  Huge thumbs up!!!

(Note: all area done is in red)...



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Wow, great to hear and more than a little jealous! When you get a big snowfall and a huge pile at the end of your driveway, see if you can get some video posted! :-)
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Phenomenal testimony DJDDAY!!! Like Blue, I am "super" jealous because I don't have one yet. Maybe Santa will be kind to me this year, but excited to hear that it's working like a charm.
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I know at the Home Depots around us in Toledo, OH had 10-12 in stock Saturday morning and they were sold out by 4:00 in the afternoon. So you may have to wait a little longer.
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Wow. Thats a huge area. I recorded a video today. I will post a link in 2 hours (10 minutes long and crappy internet)
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Cool. About how many minutes of running time you got? How long did it take you to clear your path?
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I didn't time it to the second, but I'll estimate that I ran for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, with 25%-50% juice to spare.  For my home alone, it took about 25 minutes to clear.
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Thanks for that info. I have about 12 houses to clear with a few decent driveways. I hope the combination of a snow pusher and the snow blower with 100ah worth of batteries will get through the night without needing to recharge. Im used to working 48hrs+ during big storms so it's good to hear it holds up!
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What speed setting did you use?
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Full on - 100% speed.  I'd like to use it at a slower speed, but I like throwing it far.  That said, today's snowfall was wet and heavy.  If it's the mid-winter powder variety, I may be able to slow the auger down a bit.
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[[UPDATE]]

Just did another 4-5" of super wet/heavy stuff, at night with the LED's on.  Granted, I spent a lot of time clearing out a swath of street in front of my driveway (about 30 minutes on that alone), but I didn't get nearly as much run time on it as I did earlier today.  That said, it was at night with the LED's on, running at 100% speed, on super heavy/wet snow, that I really had to put some muscle into cutting through.  I'd be surprised if I got 45 minutes of run time on my two 7.5 Ah batteries that session!
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45 min is still pretty darn good in heavy snow!
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Thanks for sharing your experience DJ. What a great way to show how much area you're covering. Hope this helps people in the future!
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@DJDDay Hey I would like to ask you a private question but there doesnt seem to be any private messaging system on this forum.  Can you send me an e-mail at tiblond25@hotmail.com

Thanks
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No problem; check your inbox.
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Hey you two, this isn't a dating site! Mcklain, that's not DJ's real picture, it's just an avatar. :-D
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@Blue Angel, Champion:


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Ah, now that I see in high-def I understand the attraction! :-D
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Busted :p
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What if that is him? That's messed up eh
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@Spark Lawns - hahah!
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[[ UPDATE ]] December 17, 2016

SO we just got another 4-5" of semi-heavy/wet stuff last night.  Came out this morning and did the exact same swath of area as illustrated in my original post.

Assorted musings: instead of running the auger at 100% speed, I varied between 30%-50% speed and it threw the snow just fine.  I only brought it up to 100% speed when I needed to throw it really far and at the end of my driveway/sidewalk approach where the city plow had piled up ice chunks. 

Also, it would bog down hard at times with street ice chunks, but recovered quickly.  At no point did I get the "red light" or have it quit on me.

I.  LOVE.  THIS.  SNOW.  BLOWER.  :)
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Look at the NEW 2 STAGE snow joe and how it bogs down (cut's off it seems)

This is a major problem and have not seen this with the EGO yet!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVVMc9jPcXY
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I bogged ot down and killed my EGO in some hard packed snow the plows left at the neighbors driveway.