I have been thinking of adding a walk behind snowblower to the snow removal arsenal for a while now. I didn't want a gas powered machine because my wife wouldn't want to use it because it would be loud if she could even get it started. Single stage snowblowers aren't for me and most of the battery powered ones look like they were made by Fisher Price.
After researching I felt the Toro two stage was the way to go for me. It is a standard Toro with an electric motor replacing the gas engine.
After getting it home and set up I gave my wife a short lesson on how to use it and she immediately started clearing her paths to the chicken coops. Very easy for her to use, just put the batteries in turn the key on and go. She picked it up quickly and likes how quiet it is.