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Snowjoe 80v Cordless for Tahoe

New to the forum and thinking of getting a blower for my Tahoe house. Our average storms are fairly deep at about 8”-18”. I really like the idea of the Snowjoe 2 stage cordless battery. I need to remove snow late at night and I figure this is the quietest option to keep the neighbors happy. I also like the size and weight. With our large storms am I crazy to consider this unit?
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If you use the Snowjoe you might as well shovel it by hand. It will be way overmatched by that amount of snow.

Depending on your driveway, ( paved, gravel, long, wide, short,...) I'd invest in a nice 2 stage blower, or if you have a truck, a plow.

If you can help clear your neighors drive (if it's close-by) from time to time, then they may not mind the noise at all.

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If you use the Snowjoe you might as well shovel it by hand. It will be way overmatched by that amount of snow... I'd invest in a nice 2 stage blower...
He's talking about a 2-stage blower; it just happens to be battery powered. As long as he doesn't have a large area to blow, it should work OK for most of the smaller storms in the range he mentions, but may be challenged by the deeper ones. It looks like it deals well with dry snow up to 13" for 30 minutes or so: https://www.snowjoe.com/products/sno...l-port-charger
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personally, i would go with a gas option, the snowjoe is nice for puffy snow thats around 6in max.
most newer gas models arnt that loud anyway, so i doubt your neighbors will mind.

if your really worried about noise, then get the snowjoe,
its basically maintenance free, you only need to charge the battery.
but it might suffer in the power department.

a gas 2 stage has more maintenance involved (you have to change the oil once a year, clean the carbs once in awhile)
but has more power, longevity (batterys die quickly, especially in the cold, and lose capacity over time)
and if you bought a good name brand, parts support (both OEM and aftermarket, my honda hs35 is from 1980 and i can still get parts for next to nothing!)

just my 2 cents, its your money, and your choice.

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Thanks was not aware they have a two stage now.

I still would consider a gas two stage living in that part of the country.

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From the videos I’ve seen you will get 30min run time out of a pair of batteries, also from the videos I say you would be way better off with a single stage gas like the Honda 720, VS the 2 stage snowjoe, it will out perform it all day long.


But with 18” regularly I’d be getting larger 2 stage gas, min a 724.

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I doubt noise would be a concern with one of the newer OHV engined blowers. I can see where my old flathead Techumseh could wake the neighbors but the OHV machines are pretty darn quiet. As mentioned I would skip battery power, even a single stage gas will likely outperform the electric machine, especially over time.

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I am quite impressed with the lithium battery tools, I have 3,or 4. I amazed by the runtime in such a small battery, but yeah I don't know about a 2 stage snowblower, unless you have a spare battery, as charging will take a while, how much coffee can you drink?
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I thought about getting one until I read the reviews on Home Depot. So, I did the re-power Predator motor and glad I did.

The wife said I can't t hear the blower anymore with the OHV

I will wait until the gas power motor/engines are obsolete. That will not be in my lifetime?

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