Snowblower wheels squeaking?

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What’s everyone doing for a long term fix to keep the snowblower wheels from squeezing? It’s getting pretty irritating.
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I just apply silicone spray when the wheels start making noise.  It is not a long term fix.  I don't think there is a long term fix.
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I’ve tried that, doesn’t last long at all.
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Here is a previously posted answer re:lubrication -
https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/wheel

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Erik, so have you had a chance to use the snow blower yet? Impressions? I don't have mine out of the box yet.
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Very happy with my snow blower last winter.  It was able to go thru large piles of snow without bogging down.  The throwing distance varies with the type (wet/dry) and amount of snow.  But man you get the right mix and it throws 30 feet plus with no problem. 

The scrapper bar gets down to the pavement, so you have to adjust if you do not have a smooth surface or if you have relief lines in concrete.  For the relief line I just twist the blower a bit so the scrapper does not line up with the lines and it works great.
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Bryan, I’ve had mine for 2 winters. At first I was excited about it because I have always had to shovel.

That excitement started wearing off on heavy/wet snows. I find more and more I feel like I’m having to back up and go forward repeatedly. Dry snows though this thing makes it easy.

I have a small 4 car driveway but it’s on a grade so sometimes it’s work pushing uphill. I have a neighbors driveway I do and if the street is unplowed/messy this thing becomes a real pain to drag backwards next door.

I’m still considering getting a bigger gas unit, at this point I really want something self propelled for my grade and ease of getting it around where I need. My sidewalk on the front of my house is on a pkwy and not connected to my front door/house.

I really find it a pain to drag along the unplowed street to get to it, and trying to push it forwards instead and blow a small trail along the street forget about it.

I’m not going to get rid of it but I need something SP along side of it also. That’s why I think if EGO could come up with a hybrid 2 stage design but still light like the Toro SnowMaster 724 they would have a great concept for light and med snows.
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I didn't realize you had yours already for two years. I considered the Toro SnowMaster but given it's asking price for a gas I'm not too sure why one wouldn't go with a full two-stage snow blower. I agree though, Toro's hybrid approach would be perfect for an EGO next generation snow blower.  I'm just not sure the hybrid approach makes sense for a gas.
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Bryan I consider it a medium duty. I don’t have a huge property to do and being in St Paul, Mn we don’t see a lot of heavy snowfalls. We did get a huge snowfall last end of March but that’s not common for my area. I don’t need a monster/bulky 2 stage.

That’s why I’d like to get something in between the EGO and a traditional 2 stage. That’s just me though.
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I had my snow blower for two years and it works great with light snow.  But not so much with wet snow.  I snow keeps getting stuck in the chute.  I have a large 3 car garage driveway that goes down hill.  I recently bought a Cub Cadet 26 inch heavy duty 3 stage blower that goes through any type of snow.  I live in upstate New York where we get a lot of lake effect heavy, wet snow.  I use two 7.5 ah batteries in the snow blower.  The snow blower never gave me any trouble and worked great with non wet snow.  We moved from Southern California to New York a few years ago and didn't realize how much wet snow they get here and made the wrong choice for snow blowers.