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post #21 of 26 Old 11-11-2016, 12:47 AM
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My experience with battery operated items in extreme cold, is that tend to fail quicker than AC or gas alternatives. It's not to say that there can be advantages to using rechargeable's, there are quite a few with temps above 50F and below 100F. Outside of those parameters and there is a diminished performance. While it may make sense as a lawn mower, maybe not as a snowblower application.

That of course said, battery chemistry could adjusted to combat the cold. But but what does that do to performance and life span?

And then we take the dalliance down the green road. Yes they are recyclable, but that takes energy to do and produces byproducts. So, albeit it may feel better to go this direction, what is the net result?

And, if you research into Tesla, they actually take all this into account, where most of us just store and ignore our machines in the garage, until we need them.

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I'm sure it'll be what my kids probably use by the time they're my age, but it's just not the time for it right now.

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Like anything else there is a learning curve. The manufacturers are trying to come out with one that works and they get closer each time. I'd like to see one of the Ariens Amps run in the snow around here. I would think if a company could make a reliable one that would work for the consumer it would be one of the big names. Ariens dropped the Amp but I'm sure in years ahead they'll be trying again.


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