Snowblower scraper bar

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I am now into my 3rd season of using the snowblower. I am very disappointed in the quality of the scraper bar. I use my snowblower on a brand new asphalt driveway and a older asphault driveway and newer concrete sidewalk.

I replaced my scraper bar last season I think about mid way maybe. I’m 2 snows in and I already need a new one. EGO is there not a better plastic that these can be made out of? I don’t want to replace it every year once maybe even twice.

EDIT: What type of plastic are shovels made from? Those things take a beating and last for years.
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Same here. Not used much and the scraper bar is no longer straight and smooth.
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Bryan

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Have you tried the high-lift scraper bar?  Just kidding! But yea, just like EGO shipping out an alternative blade for their lawn-mowers, it would be nice to see EGO produce an alternative scraper bar. Perhaps a plastic scraper bar with a metal edge to it (like most shovels have) or one made completely of metal?
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They should be able to easily come up with some design to attach/rivet a metal strip like the shovels have to a new scraper bar.
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TK

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1st to the 3rd generation of most anything is BETA test to the customer..
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A secondary design would be good because the original is working great for me.
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rcpw.com told me my order for a scraper bar was on back order from EGO 1-2 weeks. There must be a few people going through them ha.
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Casters....
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lol - different strokes for different folks
Group 1 needs a better scapper bar in order to clean down to the surface of their driveway
Group 2 needs casters so the darn scrapper bar will stop catching on cracks and seems
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I commented on this before - the EGO rubber paddles don't even come close to touching the pavement most likely to conserve power so they need a sharp scraper bar to make up for this gap. All the load is on this bar so you get excessive wear and abrupt stops at cracks/seams. 

I wanted to get rid of all my gas lawn/drive care tools but on the snow blower due to poor performance I ended with a gas Toro. The Toro has a scraper bar that pivots allowing it to scrape to the pavement yet allows it to move smoothly over cracks/seams.
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Maybe overkill, here are wheels, rev 2.  Used clevis pins (I cut them down from the picture) and hitch pins and 6" mower wheels.  Easy to remove if needed.  Adjusted height so scraper is 1/8" off ground.  The bigger wheels allowed me to make a hole well away from the belt area.  Slight worry they will make pushing through the snow a little harder but actually the casters were almost as wide.  $15 in parts.







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Interesting.
So do you shovel the snow left behind or do you not need it cleaned to the surface to be satisfied.

And what was your reason for wanting the blower lifted up.
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We have a lot of uneven sidewalk cracks, and without having the wheels, I would be going along snowblowing at a good clip and get hard stopped and jarred every few feet from the scraper catching.  Terrible, to the point I had to do something.  Don't know if there is surface tension, Venturi effect or something but even the previous casters I had lifted the bar the same amount and I don't seem to leave a layer of snow.

Will have to wait for the next show to be sure I didn't raise it too much.
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My sidewalk is in good shape but my driveway has a lot of uneven cracks. This is my first year with the Ego blower, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.

We've only gotten a dusting of snow so far this year and there's no snow in the forecast for the next week. The waiting game continues.
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Yep Ken, my new EGO snow blower is obviously snow repellent. An inch here and there is just teasing me.
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Remember if you are itching to use your Ego and not getting much snow, use a shovel to push the snow to one side of the driveway. Then get out your Ego to finish the job on the moderate snow fall you created.  :)
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I'm going to go with the scrapper bar for this season and see how it does. If it starts looking funky I'll make one out of steel. And sell them.
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When I gave the EGO snow blower a try I tried making a scraper out of sheet metal. It didn't work well because the steel has too much drag against the pavement.