A good friend of mine recently showed me his EGO cordless lawn mower. I never heard much of the brand, but he really liked what it does. He owns about 50 acres and has an old Ford 8(?) with a brushhog, but wants to use a small mower around his house. BTW, he's in his mid/late 70's or early 80's, so the relatively short mowing time is just right for him, and he doesn't have to pull a rope to start a gas mower. It's 56V Lithium Ion system and has a fast charger available. I just visited the website this morning and they have a lot of different gear using the same battery system, chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers, snowblower, etc. Interesting brand.
In any case, I've been looking for a cordless blower, mainly for snow removal off our cars, and to clear the driveway when there has been a light snowfall. I have been using my Stihl 600 backpack blower for the past few years, works well, except when I raise the nozzle up high to clear the car roofs. Seems the fuel pick-up starts sucking air when I tilt the backpack too much. And I have to start a gas engine, mix fuel, etc, etc. We have a short driveway, and a walk behind snowblower which comes out when needed, but for an inch or so of light snow, the snowblower is overkill. Blowing snow with a backpack has worked well for me, I am just considering lighter/easier. Here's what I have been looking at today:
I watched a bunch of Youtube comparisons and it seemed to rate fairly good. I do like Stihl for gas powered stuff, not sure how their battery equipment fairs, but Stihl is expensive as everyone knows.
The only battery system I own so far is Milwaukee M18, and I'm not too impressed with their handheld blower as it is only 18 volts.
My search on GTT for EGO stuff only turned up a possible cordless chainsaw purchase by grnspot110, and he ended up buying an Oregon.
BTW a search on where EGO products are made resulted in:
EGO is a global brand with offices throughout the world. EGO’s U.S. operations include locations in Michigan and Illinois, which are dedicated to research and development, testing, customer support and marketing of EGO products. The manufacturing of EGO products is currently done in China. which is probably true of a lot of "USA" companies... not entirely a bad thing
Just looking for opinions.