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Winter Is Coming

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So I can’t believe I am saying this but Winter Is Coming which means it’s time to get ready for the freezing temps and possible snow.

Believe it or not I don’t mind the cold weather or the snow to some extent.  I like snow here and there but I’m not a huge fan of the snow storms that dump inches upon inches of snow.  Part of the reason is because I HATE shoveling, I know who doesn’t hate it.  I know it’s great exercise but I always do to much and my back the next day reminds me of that.  I do have Shaun who is a strapping 12 year old that can also shovel in my place but I still feel like I should help out.

This year will be the first year ever where I fell well prepared for the snow since I just received the Snow Joe 18 inch 40-volt lithium hybrid snow blower.  I am pretty excited because I have never owned a snow blower in my life and I am sorry for saying this but I want at least one snow fall so that I can use my new snow blower.


When it arrived at my house I was pretty excited to put it together right away even though it was October and I knew snow wasn’t coming for another few months.  Right out of the box the iON Hybrid Snow Blower was super simple to put together and it took less that 10 minutes total to get it working.  I’m pumped that it runs on a 40-volt lithium battery as well as electric instead of gas because that will make it way easier to use and Shaun who is 12 will be able to use it as well without me.  I am trying to get away from gas equipment mainly for the simplicity of battery operated ones.  I dont have to worry about having gas and oil and everything else that comes along with it.  With a battery operated snow blower all I need to do is make sure the battery is charged, push a button hold down a lever and I’m off to the races.  I also have the ability to use an extension cord if I want but I feel that the battery will be just fine as it says you should get up to 50 minutes of use on a charge.  We don’t have a huge driveway or sidewalk so that should work just fine.


Let me list of the the features of the snow blower for you people who know and are interested in all of this good stuff:

  • Lightweight design to easily clear sidewalks, driveways and decks
  • 40-Volt 4.0 Ah eco sharp PRO rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 52 minutes of whisper quiet runtime and is compatible with all iON tools
  • No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords
  • Steel auger with 2 rubber blades moves up to 500 lbs. of snow per minute; cuts a path 18 in. W x 8 in. deep without damaging surface
  • 180° auto-rotate directional chute throws snow up to 20 ft.
  • 3-Watt LED headlight provides increased visibility for nighttime snow removal
  • Powerful 500-Watt brushless motor increases battery efficiency, maximizes motor performance, decreases noise and vibration and extends motor life
  • Contains electric capability for unlimited clearing time


Not sure how much snow we will receive here in Delaware this winter but I am ready for whatever mother nature throws my way especially with my new Snow Joe snow blower.  Be on the look out later in the winter for a few more reviews especially after I get a chance to move some snow around.


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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    I couldn’t survive winter without a snowblower. It’s a necessity for those of us here in the northeast.

  2. That looks like a great snow blower. I love that you don’t get that horrible gas smell all over every time you use it.

  3. I had one of their snow blowers a few years ago, gifted it to my neighbor because we needed something stronger. We are still shopping around and will have to check this model out. I’m so not ready for the snow!!! Bleh

  4. Living in Michigan, it is absolutely necessary to have a snow blower. That is often the only way we can leave the house sometimes lol. This looks like a great one!

  5. Sigh. Winter is here in northern NH. But, it has been fairly mild so far. That said, our snowblower broke last year and of course we never took the time to fix it before now. If we can’t fix it, replacing with something like this might be a good option!

  6. Winter blower is great, This is really perfect when winter season. I’m going to tell this to my friends.

  7. That will make life so much easier. I remember our driveway in Michigan being completely covered within a day of shoveling!

  8. Growing up here in Las Vegas means I know absolutely nothing about shoveling snow. I am sure it is quite the job and a snow blower would certainly help ease that burden.

  9. Kristi says

    I am always in denial that winter will come. I know it is December and I know it is “winter” but I am still in denial… but I am in MN… so we will have snow at some point, it is a given. So far not much has arrived but we could use a new snowblower for when it does arrive.

  10. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I would love to get a snow blower for this winter. I have heard we are supposed to get a bunch of snow this year.

  11. Living in Northern Indiana, but Lake Michigan, we get nasty lake effect snow. I sure could use this blower for when that junk gets dumped on us!

  12. Living in Northern Indiana, but Lake Michigan, we get nasty lake effect snow. I sure could use this blower for when that junk gets dumped on us!

  13. I wish we had something like this at our last house. Our new one we don’t have to worry about this but the last 5 previous winters I had to shovel, this would have been so handy!

  14. I remember being excited when we got ours. It was def. a life saver when the snow got big.

  15. Rachelle J says

    I wish that we ever got enough snow to use this! Here in TN they close the schools down for anything more than 1/2 an inch of snow haha!

  16. I could have used this when we lived in PA. It was a struggle just to get out of our driveway!

  17. We have a gravel driveway so don’t need this but my parents do! My dad is actually looking at picking one up this week!

  18. That is a cool tool! Sounds like you are definitely ready for the winter to be here!

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