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post #11 of 26 Old 11-04-2016, 07:27 PM
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Is Mr Admin supplying this for forum fuel or promotional purposes?

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Sorry boys, but I think you are looking at the future. It just makes too much sense. Electric motors have too much going for them. They're very efficient, don't require any maintenance, and require no gas which means no emissions and low operating costs. Currently there are obvious limitations like run time and power, however, I bet my 14 year old son will buy an electric snowblower one day that is the equivalent to my Ariens 24" Deluxe.
emissions : the emissions is coming from the electric plant not the snowblower
hopefully your son has a bunch of great electric snowblowers to choose from in the future but right now petro powered snowblowers rules

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Sorry boys, but I think you are looking at the future. It just makes too much sense. Electric motors have too much going for them. They're very efficient, don't require any maintenance, and require no gas which means no emissions and low operating costs. Currently there are obvious limitations like run time and power, however, I bet my 14 year old son will buy an electric snowblower one day that is the equivalent to my Ariens 24" Deluxe.
dont want to open a can of worms.......but " no emissions"?.....sure the machine itself is "zero" emissions, but it would take 20 years of trouble free use to negate the the impact of the manufacturing and disposal of the batteries . i truely wish we were at the point where the sun, wind and water could support our energy needs with no impact to our planet. .imho...we are still in the caveman stage as far as being "green" goes.
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I've little doubt that someday they will laugh that we used gasoline for our snow blowers. It's just too soon.
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I'm believing this is promotional material.
My advice would be to just let them provide some funding to the folks that make snowblowerforums possible and take their money and understand what posts to ignore.
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I'm believing this is promotional material.
My advice would be to just let them provide some funding to the folks that make snowblowerforums possible and take their money and understand what posts to ignore.
agreed..these posts are clearly paid advertisements..
it's a bit disappointing to not find them labeled as such however..
perhaps they could do what the newspapers are required to do: When there is a full-page "story" in the paper that is written to appear to be "just a news story", the papers have to put "This is a paid advertisement" across the top of the page. that would be helpful here, so no one gets the wrong idea...just a suggestion.

but I also agree with dbert that "just let them provide some funding to the folks that make snowblowerforums possible and take their money and understand what posts to ignore.".. that's a good point..advertisements are necessary for forums to survive, its how they pay the bills and its what allows this forum to exist in the first place..so we cant really be "anti-ads"..We understands ads are necessary..but IMO ads should always be clearly labeled as ads..there should be no question.

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What I don't get is the minute you hit the home page there is a red snowblower I can't even figure out the brand is it an ad or is it a plug for that brand???? I almost thought that I was on movingsnow.### if tesla can make a battery for a car that is freaky fast and gets almost 300 miles on a charge. it will eventually trickle down to other things. so that batteries of the future on snowblowers will run for 4 or more hours. JUTS tossing that 1 out here if it makes any sense or not.

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dont want to open a can of worms.......but " no emissions"?.....sure the machine itself is "zero" emissions, but it would take 20 years of trouble free use to negate the the impact of the manufacturing and disposal of the batteries . i truely wish we were at the point where the sun, wind and water could support our energy needs with no impact to our planet. .imho...we are still in the caveman stage as far as being "green" goes.
Yep, you hit the nail on the head. The machine is zero emissions, and the batteries, although certainly not 100% environmentally friendly are largely recyclable. In fact, I think electric cars are about 50% cleaner for the environment with respect to harmful emissions that cause global warming than a traditional gas powered car. And that includes the manufacturing process. I don't know if the same can be said for a snowblower, however, I do know enough to keep my nose away from the business end of mine while it's running.

Like I said earlier, battery operated snow blowers lack any true power (not that I've ever used one) and certainly do not have a desirable run time, however, they are literally in their infancy. Given enough time, say another decade or two, I would bet they will become a solid choice among many typical homeowners. It just makes too much sense.
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You would likely need to buy a 2nd set of batteries for sure. The 40 minutes may not always be the case depending on temperatures etc. I watched a couple of videos of it in operation on YouTube and it looks pretty weak, would work for a small sidewalk and maybe a one car driveway. For $799 at HD, too costly for what you get and what it can do.

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I'm guessing if it was working out then Ariens wouldn't have dropped their electric. After all the R&D and tooling costs it's a shame they let it go. Would be nice if at least one manufacturer was able to market and then continue to improve an electric alternative.

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Well as it turns out, I've lucked into getting my hands on one of these units. I'm really looking forward to setting it up, using it, and of course reviewing it too.

I've had the opportunity to use several different types of battery operated lawn equipment in the past, but never anything as large as a snow blower. They have all been pretty good, but nothing has ever performed like a gas powered unit. The closest is my Echo Hedge trimmer. It's a little unbalanced due to the weight of the battery, but it gets the job done pretty easily.
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