http://m.getsatisfaction.com/companies/ego/topics?page=1 Topics in EGO POWER+ 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 2392 1300 289 368 0 47 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7856784 7856784 Is there any thought to a small (e.g. 6" wide) tiller based on the edge-trimmer platform? 2019-02-23T23:37:35Z 2019-02-21T15:28:08Z Stan Harpstead http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9954959 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/27a92e3370d8392ac2d307d77ce0480c?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG stan_harpstead Can the edger platform be modified to allow for a small (e.g. 6" wide - 3" deep) tiller?&nbsp; Sometimes cleaning up the garden weeds doesn't need a large platform. idea 18 7 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7839343 7839343 Pole Saw Sprocket Cover 2019-02-23T15:37:58Z 2019-01-09T18:48:46Z Randy Breitenfeldt http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9909811 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/0eab19ab383ff1e29bb6baaa7fdeb21f?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG randy_breitenfeldt EGO should consider offering an all metal Pole Saw Sprocket cover, as an upgrade, or better yet, putting it on the pole saw as original equipment.&nbsp; The light duty plastic one may hold up, if one is cutting twigs, but bigger limbs, can easily take chunks out of the plastic cover.&nbsp; I am going to have to fabricate a metal shield, for the cover, or continue purchasing $15 replacement covers.&nbsp; I really like the pole saws cutting speed, and the tool in general, but the plastic sprocket cover, and the temperamental chain oiler, are serious dings to any recommendation I may provide. idea pending 2 4 3 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7491191 7491191 Mower gets to maximum rpm, then dies???? 2019-02-23T14:03:23Z 2017-04-03T21:47:13Z Larry Suggs http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9025779 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11045341/photo_medium.jpg larry_suggs The initial startup, gets up to speed, then dies. Over and over again problem complete 12 6 3 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7777168 7777168 I push the switch and then pull the handle and the light goes from green to yellow and attempts to start but does not start 2019-02-23T04:49:07Z 2018-08-13T00:31:51Z Freddie Carver http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9755137 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/209aedc367e5ed81f1694fa3e0aa186d?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG freddie_carver I push the switch and then pull the handle and the light goes from green to yellow and attempts to start but does not start Any idea why<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> problem active 13 10 8 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7385615 7385615 Edge molding for snow blower 2019-02-22T21:11:13Z 2016-12-13T03:02:02Z Deleted http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8651964 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10973536/waterback_medium.gif spark_lawns I'm not one to usually spend more on a machine that is purposely built for it's use from the beginning, but it seems we need to reinforce the fronts of our snow blowers to help with the bangs and dings from the current storms. My idea is a simple edge guard similar to the ones used on car door edges. I'm going to get a pack from autozone and let you guys know how it works, maybe ego will be willing to create a kit to add to the snow blower later on. Wish me luck!<img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1522310/RackMultipart20161213-26922-15xoyo3-black-door-moulding-strip-trim-edge-guard-protector-fit-all-cars-4-pieces_444458_inline.JPG?1481598095" /> idea pending 59 15 2 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7655755 7655755 Scraper adjustment on snow blower 2019-02-22T00:33:36Z 2017-12-28T01:35:52Z Dat Tran http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9456067 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11201478/photo_medium.jpg dat_tran_b3deyxcdxxp28 Can i adjust the scraper on the snow blower? I keep hitting the separations on the sidewalks. It looks to be too angled currently. I want to make it more horizontal with the ground. Thanks question complete 22 13 3 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7856585 7856585 rust on the bottom of metal housing... 2019-02-21T22:32:08Z 2019-02-21T01:54:35Z ellisina4 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9950799 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11384043/photo_medium.jpg yuri_ellis After using my snowblower a couple of times, I noticed rusting on the bottom of the housing... and rusty spots on garage floor.&nbsp; I contacted Ego and they are sending me a brand new replacement stating that this is due to defect in power-coating the metal housing.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I noticed that someone posted something similar about a year ago:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a href="https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/snowblower-maintenance-after-2-seasons-need-recommendations" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/snowblower-maintenance-after-2-seasons-need-recommendations">https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/snowblower-maintenance-after-2-seasons-need-recommenda...</a><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://imgur.com/WwDHcbE" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpsimgurcomWwDHcbE" type="" value="">https://imgur.com/WwDHcbE</a><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br />Do you think this rusting can be prevented by having the snowblower rest on some kind of mat that wicks moisture from it after being used?<br />Thanks<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1777901/RackMultipart20190221-110811-2e9w0h-IMG_4416_inline.jpg?1550713977" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1777901/RackMultipart20190221-110811-2e9w0h-IMG_4416_inline.jpg?1550713977" /><br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1777902/RackMultipart20190221-76450-m1t6tn-IMG_4415_inline.jpg?1550714003" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1777902/RackMultipart20190221-76450-m1t6tn-IMG_4415_inline.jpg?1550714003" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> problem 10 6 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7856844 7856844 2nd season, still loving my EGO snowblower 2019-02-21T19:31:03Z 2019-02-21T18:02:45Z Raylo http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9931910 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11377091/photo_medium.jpg raylo_3r85kndzyck2 Yesterday I pulled out the snowblower for the second time this year to clear 6" of incredibly heavy "cement" snow from my driveway.&nbsp; The EGO had to work hard but did an admirable job of it... certain<img alt="" name="" rel="" src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1778037/RackMultipart20190221-127555-16sqf6c-Driveway_snow_inline.jpg?1550772161" target="" title="Image httpsd2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnets3_images1778037RackMultipart20190221-127555-16sqf6c-Driveway_snow_inlinejpg1550772161" type="" value="" />ly way easier than shoveling. praise 3 4 4 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7856495 7856495 chainsaw sharpener 2019-02-21T03:13:25Z 2019-02-20T21:35:09Z Alan http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9954206 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/d7b17c518297deb02e69be5da32b369c?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG alan_jhh8fyi1f56m I have the 14" EGO electric chainsaw. So far, really happy with it. Chains got dull, so I purchased a "standard" 14 chain at Walmart only to discover that it did not work on the EGO, I suspect that the EGO rotates in the opposite direction so the cutting blades are not exposed with the other brand chains. OK, I bought a replacement from EGO, but that is going to get expensive, so I would like to get an electric blade sharpener. I am afraid to purchase one that is designed for the other manufacturers because I do not know if it will work with the reversed spin blades. Can anyone recommend an electric sharpened that they knew will work with the EGO chains? I really do not want to have to get a file and sharpen all those blades by hand. problem active 4 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7856586 7856586 self propelled snowblower option... 2019-02-21T02:01:13Z 2019-02-21T01:59:13Z ellisina4 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9950799 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11384043/photo_medium.jpg yuri_ellis I read a few posts here requesting Ego to release a self propelled snowblower.&nbsp; Hopefully the requests were considered.&nbsp; <br />Has anyone heard if this may be happening any time soon? idea pending 1 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7854448 7854448 Going into 3rd season with Ego 2019-02-21T01:48:53Z 2019-02-15T00:16:24Z Keeton Fagnani http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9695498 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11287025/photo_medium.jpg keeton_fagnani_bf1kly4ff5kfu I wish I could select all four categories. This is basically a 2 year review of several products my business is using.<br /><br />My first product was a trimmer. It was and still is awesome. Plenty of power, good battery life easy to hold, even with big batteries for strong people. No Complaints.<br /><br />Second was the handheld 580 blower. things was and still is awesome. I like it better than the backpack blowers honestly. easy to hold and portable, almost the same power, does the trick. Doesn't match a stihl br700 or anything, but most the time you don't need that much kick. I have a shovel, broom and dustpan. No complaints.<br /><br />Third I think I got a mower that had been returned. I just happened to have the money, and it just happened to be 25% off, and it just happened to be the next thing on my wish list. The mower was and still is awesome. No complaints.<br /><br />By the way, every EGo tool I have ever bought was a combo pack with battery and either fast or standard charger. Best deal, especially for a business, can always use extras.<br /><br />Then I think I might have picked up the basic hedge trimmer because I sold a hedge job. Was and still is awesome. I probably need to clean and oil it though. no complaints<br /><br />Then I think at the start of my second year I got another mower, blower and trimmer.<br /><br />The mower was the same. Two great mowers, no complaints. High Lift blades are a must.<br /><br />The blower was a step down. Its alright, but I'd definitely go with the 580 or a backpack in the future. The turbo button is fun... but I prefer the steady locking variable control of the 580.<br /><br />The trimmer was the fancy speed loader carbon fiber deal. I didn't have high hopes - sounded gimicky - but what a great idea. And a great idea it was for the first few loads. I don't even think it made it to 10 loads before it started to not work, tried coaxing and wiggling and getting it to wind, but you could smell burning plastic and started smoking the last time I tried. And it is super hard to wind the hard without the push button speed loader. I mean it was fantastic when it worked, took like 30 seconds to load and I was on my way. It also felt like it had more power, can't remember if it was brushless motor or what, but it was a little bit stronger than the origianl 15" trimmer. Now it just an emergency backup because its a pain to load.<br /><br />Then I think I found the brushless hedge trimmer on sale, open box or no box something, might be the only tool I bought without battery. It was on sale, and it was shiny, and I didn't have one, so I bought it. Haven't used it yet.<br /><br />Then at the end of last season I saw 2 back pack blowers that had been returned or something. I live in AK and they don't stock the EGo back pack blowers in store. I found them in the clearance section and bought them both just because I figured I could save the month of waiting for them to barge up up since batteries can't fly.<br /><br />Oh I also bought a chainsaw somewhere in the first year. Thing was and still is awesome. Battery life goes fast... but as long as you're not clearing a forest, you can take a few trees down for sure.<br /><br />So thats<br />- 4 blowers<br />- 2 mowers<br />- 2 Trimmers<br />- 2 Hedge Trimmers<br />- 1 Chainsaw<br />- And the Snow Blower<br /><br />Almost forgot the snow blower. Its pretty cool. It does good with 1 - 6 inches of light snow. Maybe 2 - 3 inches heavy snow. No good for slush. It kicks dry snow real far. Its fun to snowblow the light fluffy stuff. It not being self propelled means more labor, but you can move way faster than waiting for a self propelled unit to go at it's pace. I can jog with this thing if its an inch or two of fluff. I've got about 5 driveways and 2 small parking lots I clear with this thing. Hasn't had a problem in two seasons so far. I have an extra belt and paddle on standby though. Might need to replace the scraper bar though, need to get one. The snow Blower takes 2 batteries so I can usually get through 1-2 driveways. I have my dirve-ways routed so that I can charge at every other stop. I want to get a battery bank / solar assisted to help with charging on the go and not needed to plug into customer outlets.<br /><br />Also I got extra blades for the mowers. I need to order more.&nbsp;<br /><br />so I think thats 12 or 13 batteries I've accumulated over 2-3 years. 4 are down and wont charge anymore. the first to go was brand new; it was a 2.0 that came with the first hedge trimmer. Dropped it from waist/chest height on my gravel driveway and it never worked. 2nd and 3rd were a gut punch; I lost 2 of my 7.5's this winter to what I assume to be freeze damage. I forgot to bring them in to charge one night and 2 of the big boys gave me red blinkers. Still bummed about that and considering how to replace and keep up with current pace of work last year that relied on as much battery power as possible.<br /><br />The last battery to go was a long time coming. it was a 5.0 that I was using during emergency tree work during a storm we had last spring. it was sunny, windy, raining, sleeting, hailing, snowing.... it was a wild day. We had to get a couple trees out of a driveway and off a truck. I did my best to keep everything sheltered, but I think the 5.0 got a little wet at some point. Ever since that day it has been known as 'blinky.'<br /><br />It would only charge in the fast chargers, it would show defective on standard charger. But fast charger would do it. as soon as it had some juice it would start blinking a steady green, like a heartbeat. It would blink itself to death if not used in a few days. I think it got some freeze damage as well and it finally won't charge anymore.&nbsp;<br /><br />At my peak I had 4 small 2.5, 3 medium 5.0, and 4 large 7.5. The 2.5 died before use so I never got to include it. But losing 3 batteries this winter, I've lost 20 of 55 AH - which is almost half of my power that I now have to replace, instead of build on. So it was an expensive lesson with forgetting to bring these babies inside in the winter. I got a little lazy in the summer a few times and didn't bring them in right away if I didn't have work the next day. Time to implement a best practice!<br /><br />The chargers all work. For charging while on the go I have 2 fast chargers in 5 gallon buckets with holes drilled at the bottom and along the top walls. The manual says they are for indoor use only, but I haven't bothered with any warranty stuff because its only a year for commercial use. which hardly seems worth the hassle in my opinion. Maybe that will be different if I can get some of their new commercial lineup to AK....(HINT HINT) Anyway the buckets are Home Depot so they are bright orange and hard to forget... kind of. I have forgotten them charging in customer driveways several times. but it does provide a little protection against dirt, grass clippings, and a light sprinkle. If it starts to rain I put a lid on and I haven't had any problems yet.<br /><br />I plan to build a solar charging enclosed trailer with a battery bank large enough to get me through the day. Obviously the goal to be completely solar powered is ideal, but it will be a process and a journey.<br /><br />Thinking about getting the dual battery mower... but why no 2 x 7.5 package? or did that sell out? I thought I saw it before, but now its just the 5.0's. I need the big boys, and that double capacity would be nice for my condo association if I get them again.<br /><br />I also really want to get the edger. It was be nice to get the whole powerhead kit and kaboodle, but everything comes with small batteries.&nbsp;<br /><br />Might just end up getting another mower or 2 with the 7.5's... Just so dang expensive to buy the batteries buy themselves, and I figure it will be good to have extra tools for backups or growth. I'll have to probably plan to buy a battery or two every year anyway to cycle them out as they die... Only Time will tell there. Have to really develop good habits with taking care of the batteries.<br /><br />Its also a bummer that to get any of the good stuff I have to order slow boat shipping. Our local Home Depot only carries the basic entry level models. batteries + shipping = suck I get it. just requires extra planning and financial flexibility on my end.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Keep up the good work though. It's good stuff. I get a lot of compliments on how quiet this stuff is. I've even had phone conversations while mowing. I don't think I'll ever buy a gas trimmer again. Probably my favorite tool is the regular 15" trimmer. Gets a lot of action and never a hiccup.&nbsp;<br /><br />hoping to see commercial mowers. something with twin mulching blade like commercial honda, and then larger sizes like a 36 inch walk behind! A shop vac, and pressure washer would be cool too. And a battery powered backpack sprayer. And a self propelled snowblower on tracks. Tracks&gt;Wheels. With a cruise, transport, and/or free-roll/spin speed setting! ideas for days.<br /><br />debating what to get next,<br />Keeton<br />Owner Caliber LLC<br />Anchorage, AK praise 7 5 4 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7856489 7856489 I just tried to purchase a SNT2100 Snow blower and the order was Canceled by Home Depot. What is going on? 2019-02-20T23:14:44Z 2019-02-20T21:21:48Z larryandriunas http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9954193 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/335115441d969c97f2fda7552f5b604b?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG larryandriunas EGO SNT2100 Order Canceled question remove_later remove_later active 7 3 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7856509 7856509 Standard Battery Charger - first fan runs on start up and second fan starts shortly after - is this normal? 2019-02-20T22:13:10Z 2019-02-20T22:03:29Z Chris Marlow http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9954220 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11385237//platform/profilepic/_medium. chris_marlow_j65gkjbek012o Standard Battery Charger - first fan runs on start up and second fan starts shortly after - is this normal? question complete 2 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7847276 7847276 ego snow blower 2019-02-20T20:55:46Z 2019-01-28T00:32:44Z Steven Taylor http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9929893 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11376357/photo_medium.jpg steven_taylor_1c4dalx0skwwv Hi All! I Just bought my ego snow blower and I have used it three times. The first two times it worked like a champ as I saw in the many youtube reviews. But, last night it was not shooting my snow as far and some of the snow was coming out of the front. I know it is frigid up here in Chicago, do you think it is clogged? Has anyone run into this issue? When I set it to the highest power level it sounds like it matches my first two uses, but like I said it is only shooting about 3' away from the blower. Has anyone ever had this issue or know how to fix it? Think it may be defective? problem active 39 13 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7826132 7826132 Gen 2 snowblower??? 2019-02-20T20:34:01Z 2018-12-05T21:20:43Z Damian Haugh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9875353 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/776991b52e16f67c2737c8fe1afbb39f?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG damian_haugh Any news on a updated Gen 2/ 2 stage snowblower ? Its been two years and i'm waiting patiently to see the new unit. Any information ??? Release date???<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> question complete 11 9 1 comment