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Patio blower-battery type

I am looking for is a battery type non contact to do our custom colored stamped crete walkway and a Deck that is 8' wide and around 50' long floored in Trex.

EGO is the first to catch my attention, but now the Toro is looking good. Has anybody had first hand experience with both to do a valid comparison.

Sorry I was unable to locate an Ego forum or any specific to the battery units.

P.S. I have a 73" blower behind my Deere CUT and can throw snow about 60' at most any depth across the field and 2+mph so I don't need a walk behind gas.
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I am not aware of any battery snow throw that does not make contact with the surface.
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Based on the Amazon reviews, I would not buy an "Ego".
33% of buyers gave it 1-star and say its a piece of junk..







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When your say non-contact, I assume you mean you don't want the paddles hitting the surface you're clearing? But wheels rolling on the surface, etc, are still ok?

I have not used a battery one. But my Toro Power Curve 1800 is corded. Its rigid plastic paddles do not touch the surface you're clearing. I use it on my wooden deck, without damage.

Sorry I can't offer feedback on cordless options. But there are at least plug-in machines that sound like they'd do what you're asking.

As a point of reference, anyways, my Toro does a great job on my deck. Even in 18" storms when the snow was over the top of the machine's intake. I'd go forward, snow would go over the blower, then back up, and go forward again, to get that second layer that fell down.

The battery machines can offer a lot of power, more than you can pull from a 110V outlet, if they have a good battery. But run-time is the only question. They'll only give that output for so long, then they need to be recharged.

If you get deep/heavy storms, that could be a challenge. But if clearing the area over multiple sessions was acceptable, if it came to that, then at least it's manageable. Just recharge as-needed. At least it's not the driveway, where maybe you need to do it NOW, so you can get out.

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By non contact I mean the type that does not rub the auger on the surface to "drag" the machine along.
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I think most all of the cordless shovels its only the shovel edge that contacts the surface.
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Gotcha. My Toro 1800 does not pull itself along, by having the paddles hit the ground. You have to push it.

By contrast, my gas-powered Toro 221 single stage uses rubber paddles, not plastic, and those do hit the ground, to pull it along. Great for clearing the surface effectively, but definitely not suitable for delicate surfaces.

I get the impression that the battery-powered single stage units typically do not have their paddles hit the ground, to pull themselves along. But I don't know that for sure, I'm just thinking about what I've heard mentioned. I have not researched them myself.

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I do not know if this would work for you.


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Have you looked at the 13- 18" 40Volt SnowJoe?

https://www.snowjoe.com/products/sno...id-snow-shovel


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From reviews here, people seem to agree the EGO is not "self-propelled". People only talked about it being lightweight, but I did not see mentions of it pulling itself forward.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-21-i...2102/207099229

So even though the EGO paddles appear to be rubber (from the pics), it sounds like they don't hit the ground, to pull it forward.

The Toro e21 paddles are steel, so I would assume they don't hit the ground, to pull it forward. As an aside, someone asked if it can be used on concrete driveways, Toro said yes.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Toro-Pow...9901/309982207

I do not claim to have experience with EGO products. But Toro has a wealth of experience with snowblowers, including electric single-stage machines, though battery-powered versions are new for them. That would make me lean towards Toro, based on my experience with their machines. But you're getting into a battery & charger ecosystem. So other potential battery-powered tools that you might want to buy would also be a consideration.

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