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This Cordless Two-Stage Snow Thrower Will Keep Your Driveway Clear All Winter



The first flakes may still be a few weeks away, but it's about time to dust off the snow thrower and prep it for winter. But what if, instead of fiddling with a carb and mixing fuel, this task meant simply inspecting the blower and making sure the batteries are charged.

Snow Joe has just introduced the first such cordless two-stage tool powered by two lithium-ion batteries. The clean and silent operation make snow-clearing an almost pleasant experience.

The Snow Joe iON24SB-XR is self-propelled, and it's two-stage function collects the snow with an auger and then discharges it with an impeller fan. This makes it ideal for clearing snow from larger yards and driveways.

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It's available with two 40-volt 5.0 Ah batteries for 40 minutes of runtime, which can carve a swath 24 inches wide by 13 inches deep, and throw up to 1,000 pounds of snow per minute. An upgraded model features two 40-volt 6.0 Ah batteries for 50 minutes of runtime on a single charge.

Since there is no gas, this unit can be stored safely indoors and is about half the way of most gas units which make it much more maneuverable.

The iON24SB-XR is available now for $799 on Amazon.

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eh. Give me gas, oil and noise anyday. An electric one will never do what we do with our gas blowers. Hour after hour of work. nope, sorry.
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This is an interesting alternative for those who live in a once a year snow storm area I imagine, time will tell how worthwhile it will be. At the very least it eliminates the ethanol fuel issue so that's got to be worth something for the occasional snowblower user who isn't terribly mechanically inclined.
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I'm sure for some people it makes sense. Don't have to mess with fuel, quieter and when charged all you need to do is hit the on button and go.

Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!
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I think many people that buy this unit will eventually end up regretting it as soon as the battery dies before they finish plowing their snow. You better make **** sure it doesn't take you more then 40mintues to do your business....or God forbid you forget to charge it when you're done, and only realize it when you need it again.

Seriously though....is it that much of an inconvenience to have a gas powered machine, or plug in?

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Paul from MovingSnow.com - Helping You Find The Best Snow Blower For You just did unboxing video...
My takes from looking at this, reading and watching paul's video:
Cons - Cheap tires, Cheap chute turn mechanism, lots of plastic, limited run time, EOD snow might be a challenge for the motor
Pros - Good for people that live in place that prohibits or have no separate storage for gas powered, good for people to say they have 2 stage machine that actually don't do any snow removal
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Ariens tried it (battery powered snowblower) for 4 years, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014..then dropped it.
These Chinese battery powered machines are going be far worse, not better..
I predict a lot of disappointed owners coming up soon..

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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.
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