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      12-18-2020, 02:47 PM   #1
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Cordless Electric Snow Blower Anyone?

I'm trying to switch over my outdoor tools to electric. All of my yard tools are battery operated and I love them. The only 2 exceptions are my lawn tractor and my snow blower.

I'm not planning to change the lawn tractor anytime soon. It's relatively low maintenance and does a very nice job at its price point.

However, my gas powered snow blower is sometimes difficult to start when I need it most --even after prepping, using good fuel and stabilizer, etc. etc. Plus it's loud and smelly before its warmed up. The usage time is also limited as well.

I was looking into a few battery operated electric snow blowers; mainly Snow Joe and Green Works.

My driveway is concrete, about 2.5 cars wide and not very long.

Anyone has experience with battery operators snow blowers. What are your thoughts?
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      12-18-2020, 05:24 PM   #2
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While I have not used an electric snow blower - I will say I laughed at my father back in the day when he went to a E blower from EGO - till I used it - then I bought myself one. Then he bought their chainsaw and I laughed at him again.......till I used it to cut up a tree that fell in his yard with 2 battery packs. I was no longer laughing.

I also have one of their pole saws that works better than any gas one I have ever owned.

Everything I have used of theirs has been great and I only ever had one small issue and they fixed it immediately. Great customer service.

They make one too - and if I wanted one - I would not bat an eye at trying theirs. They are even about to launch a ride on zero turn mower soon.

I can't speak to any personal experience with a snow blower, but I can speak to their product so far. Everything I have used works far better than I expected.

If you get one - post back. I'd love to see it in action.
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My issue with battery powered equipment is for some god forsaken reason they make the product "digital". No knobs or levers, all shitty, sense free electrical buttons with no tactile feel or ease of use in cold weather. Absolutely despise anything but knobs and levers to control any sort f interface, everything else is absolute shit and tends to break anyways. My blower has a TON of power, great battery etc but fuck me turning it on is a dog fight.

I recently put in an induction stove top and fuck me, the "touch" ones were just brutal, 4 presses to change temp, fuck that. I bought one with knobs, could not be better to use.
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      12-19-2020, 09:41 AM   #4
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The best electric snow blower I've seen is the Toro PowerClear 60v. It's basically the same auger style as their gas single stage (which I own one of those) but with an electric motor. Works very well. There are several Youtube videos on them also you might want to check out.
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I have an electric lawn mower which cost more than a gas mower to buy, I have had to replace 2 batteries now, so my all in cost is about $600+. I could've had a gas mower and a lifetime supply of gas for that much money. It'll be a long time before I buy any battery powered large tool again. I love my cordless drill but am leery of having to replace a large battery.
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The best electric snow blower I've seen is the Toro PowerClear 60v. It's basically the same auger style as their gas single stage (which I own one of those) but with an electric motor. Works very well. There are several Youtube videos on them also you might want to check out.
Iíve tested the Toro unit as well, and it does ok. Like CT said, itís a single stage design and it performs just like that. Good for light work, small driveways, sidewalks, decks, etc. Ideal for intermittent use, not great where you get significant amounts of snow or frequent snow days. I found it a bit more difficult to use than a Toro gas single stage. Something about the way it pulls makes it more challenging to control vs. the gas variant.
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I'm in favor of electric yard tools, particularly leaf blowers. Why? Gas powered leaf blowers are incredibly noisy. I live with that noise pollution 6 to 7 days a week. Virtually every home in our neighborhood have hired yard maintenance firms and all of them use gas-powered blowers and gas-powered hedge trimmers and the noise drives me insane.
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