Will electric snow blower work well in New England winter?

Discussion in 'Technology / Science' started by Beachwalker, Nov 27, 2018.

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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    So the thick wet stuff my gas snowblower used to barely throw it so forget about that, but in general how will an electric unit work?
    (unfortunately it's often the thick slushy stuff here) :/

    I'm looking at the Greenworks brand unit, a friend has one up in the white mountains where they had almost a foot of snow just today and she loves it, anybody else use electric unit?

    I bought my first electric powered lawn mower last year and it works great, so I'm kind of on board with electric units, just looking for input, thanks
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Nope I live in Michigan burned up several heavy duty style snowblowers. My final solution was my 26 hp kubota tractor with a 54” snowblower and a back blade
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I won’t touch electric lawn equipment but I also have a huge piece of property so it’s not for me anyway.
     
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    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    in the mountains we get dry fluffy snow a leaf blower can move it.i doubt u get much of that there.nobody uses the electric around here most people have a plow of some kind
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Crap I was hoping to hear better reviews! :/

    Yeah my friend up in the mountains loves hers but she is a lot colder and way Inland compared to me

    I used to plow and I still have a gas blower (and I kind of know this answer already) but shoveling isn't it option and will cost more to fix my gas blower now plus I can't be pull starting that anymore, I've already had one shoulder surgery I'm not going to go out in the cold and try to pull start that freaking thing so I'm kind of out of options. I have a little postage stamp property now very level concrete I'm hoping I can get away with it? :/
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    This is the one I'm looking at:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YYPR9F...olid=2ZLPRHFUGG567&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    .. it's cheaper than fixing my gas blower and it's the brand my friend in the White Mountains recommended and she's actually lakefront so she says she gets the wet slushy stuff a lot too and that it works well in it but she makes her son do it so I don't really know?

    but I'm running out of options its short money so I'm going to pull the trigger :/

    But had hoped to hear better reviews!? but kind of already figure it will be great in 10 inches of fluff but it won't work in 2 inches of slush
     
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    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    I see people use them on walkways in boston just have to keep doing it every 2-3 in.driveway be a different story don't be so cheap JK hire a local kid
     
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    p0opstlnksal0t

    p0opstlnksal0t Well-Known Member

    Gas blower with rubber wiper mod done to the impeller is the only way to move the slush. Look up snowblower impeller mod
     
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    p0opstlnksal0t

    p0opstlnksal0t Well-Known Member

    Electric units will be worse than the crappiest of gas blowers
     
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    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    did u get snow today? I got 6 in but its raining now
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    No just more rain it's been in the 40s here North of Boston
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    I know it's not great :/ I've had a plow truck, have a gas unit now and have been moving New England snow all my life, but my options are kind of limited now.

    Anyway I just bought it. I hope it'll be alright it works for my friend up in the mountains so I guess it'll get me through a couple seasons, I'm not going to let two feet of snow fall and then go out try to move it at once, I'll go out a few times and push it around I suppose. For $100 bucks I had to order it, running out of options :/
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    When we had the record 109in back in 13/14 I tried that year & the next year to hire local kids forget about it, I used to shovel snow when I was a kid but seems like nobody wants to do anything anymore? Regardless I need a more dependable solution then depending on some kid

    That's exactly what I'm planning on doing, going out every few inches if it's heavy or every 10 in if it's powder

    I'm a gas powered kinda guy too but I was very impressed by the Black & Decker electric mower I bought last summer so I was kind of expecting and certainly hoping to hear better things about electric snow blowers but I guess not?!
     
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    thumper60

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    lawn sweepers work good on couple inchs at a time
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah I could clear the powder with my leaf blower! This thing will be fine, I stay on top of it.

    Then there's always this to look forward to..

    Screenshot_20181127-145947.png
    :mrgreen:

    Will post a picture of how it does, the way things are going it won't be long till I'll be using it
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I love diesel anything
     
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    Capn-Crunch

    Capn-Crunch Well-Known Member

    That's about what we got here in Northern Maine!
     
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    p0opstlnksal0t

    p0opstlnksal0t Well-Known Member

    I got about 3 inches then it turned to sleet then rain then it refroze again that night. It was nasty shit too.
     
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    DemonTrich

    DemonTrich Well-Known Member

    Those elcheapo "paddle" type snowblowers are what my neighbors all use. On heavy days, their out there 3-4x clearing snow. I'll gladly take my 2 stage craftsman (bought before sears went under) 2 speed reverse, 4 speed forward, electric start snow-Thrower any day. I do it once, then go back inside for a dab.

    I did the "paddle" one when I 1st bought my house. What a pile of junk.
     

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