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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:58 PM

 

Do battery powered snow throwers work and are they reliable?

From the looks of it, why yes, yes they are.

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Reply Do battery powered snow throwers work and are they reliable? (Original post)
2on2u Jul 2012 OP
tridim Jul 2012 #1
LeftofObama Jul 2012 #2
2on2u Jul 2012 #3
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #4
2on2u Jul 2012 #5
Crabby Appleton Jul 2012 #11
Freddie Jul 2012 #6
2on2u Jul 2012 #8
cherokeeprogressive Jul 2012 #16
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #7
tech3149 Jul 2012 #9
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #18
tech3149 Jul 2012 #24
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #25
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #20
pinboy3niner Jul 2012 #21
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #22
madokie Jul 2012 #10
2on2u Jul 2012 #12
belcffub Jul 2012 #13
Riftaxe Jul 2012 #14
Earth_First Jul 2012 #15
Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #19
crazyjoe Jul 2012 #17
2on2u Jul 2012 #26
Romulox Jul 2012 #23
7hofer May 2013 #27
hrmjustin May 2013 #28
In_The_Wind May 2013 #29

Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:00 PM

1. Can you post this again when it's not 104 F?

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Response to tridim (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. ROFL!



My thoughts exactly!

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Response to tridim (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:04 PM

3. Hmmmm, I thought it might cool you off but it seems to have the opposite effect. nt

 

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:05 PM

4. Snow?

Can we wait until at least October to discuss?

I am still concentrating on lawn mowers and cold beer.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:08 PM

5. The early bird gets the worm but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese. n/t

 

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:25 PM

11. And it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird. nt

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:50 PM

6. Actually we need one of those

eventually. Are they cheaper this time of year?

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:04 PM

8. I have no idea.... just letting you know they exist. n/t

 

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:41 PM

16. $1699 retail, $1549 from Snow Blowers Direct.

45 min - 1 hr max use, 2-3 hours min recharge time with "optional" quick charger.

Way too expensive and with my gas thrower I can work til the job is done... sometimes up to 3 hours and mine's a 4-stroke so there's no pre-mixing oil/gas involved. I'll stick with my Canadiana.

http://www.ampbyariens.com/Amp24Overview.aspx

http://www.snowblowersdirect.com/Ariens-916003-Snow-Thrower/p5025.html

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:55 PM

7. Hard to tell. That's loose fluffy stuff. You need a 2-cycle to get through the wet crusty shit.

 

Actually, other than weed-whackers and chain saws, snow blower/thrower machines are about the only major use for a 2-cycle. The lawnmowers now are just loud and can't touch a 7.5 B&S engine. ALL 2-cycle engines are notoriously difficult to start. Electric has come a long way, but that clip isn't a test of torque or endurance. I lived in NW PA and NH and I know what tough snow is. You don't get that kind of height out of the wet stuff, or ice. I hope the technology (or some other) eventually replaces fossil fuels, but we're still a long way off.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:11 PM

9. I've always found that my bacon & egg powered works best

I'll admit it's slower than the others and seems to get slower every year but it cost's me next to nothing and I've never had to replace it.

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Response to tech3149 (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:46 PM

18. Have you factored heart attacks in to your equations?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:05 PM

24. I'm 59 and still going strong

My BP and cholesterol don't show any signs of a problem. I can't run anymore due to knee and ankle problems but walking 15 mi a day is no problem. The last family outing was hiking the Appalachian Trail through VA. I weigh within 10 lbs of what I was in HS. I'm just fine and even though I don't want to live forever, I will be healthy till the day I die.
If I really wanted to be healthy and live as long as possible I'd probably a plant based diet but the idea that meat and fats are a killer is just plain stupid. People have been living for centuries on high fat and animal protein diets with life expectancies similar to those of hunter-gatherers with plant based diets.

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Response to tech3149 (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:00 PM

25. Sounds like a nice eulogy. LOL

Never sick a day in his life!

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Response to tech3149 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:31 AM

20. I think it is getting slower in part because of the bacon

And it will need replacing one of these years.

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Response to tech3149 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:34 AM

21. The exhaust must be heavenly!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:23 AM

22. You might just want to avoid that particular exhaust.

 

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:23 PM

10. Sure looks like it to me

course I've never had any use for a snow blower at all here in hot, humid northeast Oklahoma. In fact I'm not sure I've ever laid eyes on a real snow blower of any strip.
Watching this video it sure looks like a battery powered one would be fine though. I guess it would depend on how much snow one gets per snow storm though as to whether this would be sufficient.

I think you had a post on Electric lawnmowers and we seriously considered buying one when we bought our cub cadet zero turn. I forget the name of the mower but there is a zero turn that is battery powered that would have worked for us. We have a little over an acre to mow but it hardly ever gets all mowed in one day so one that we mowed a half of our lawn one day and finished the other half the next would have been fine.

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Response to madokie (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. Ariens makes one... a rider, video on Youtube but it isn't mowing, just some guy explaining

 

the important details.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:59 PM

13. how long to recharge after running for 30-40 minutes

during a bad day here we can chew that much snow 4 times... then wake up and do it again the next day... most of it is wind blown...

now down at my cabin I can do that hourly and still not keep up... be we hit 27 feet of snow a couple of years back... that was something...

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:36 PM

14. When was the last time battery anything

was reliable in the cold?

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:38 PM

15. Ummm, really...?!

I depend on snow as a means of financial income (snow removal operations...) and I am unwilling to think about snow right now...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:23 PM

19. I do snow removal also and would not consider electrics

since there is no way their batteries would hold up long enough for a real snowfall.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:42 PM

17. not a good example in my opinion, you can see how the snow is flying around

 

that it is a light powdery snow, any piece of crap snowblower would work fine. If that were a wet heavier snow, you can't beat gas power. That snow blower would burn out it's electric motor in five minutes.
Don't waste your money.

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Response to crazyjoe (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

26. Yer right, electric anything is a waste of time....

 

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:27 AM

23. Looks like a waste of money. Does 1/4 of the job at 3 times the price. nt

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 11:37 AM

27. Snow Thrower with 36V battery

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Response to 7hofer (Reply #27)

Sat May 11, 2013, 07:35 PM

28. Welcome to DU my friend!

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Response to 7hofer (Reply #27)

Fri May 17, 2013, 12:31 PM

29. Hello ~ 7hofer

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