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EGO Reconditioned 145 MPH 600 CFM 56V Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Backpack Blower (Tool Only) $99.00

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Good blower. Use a 500 amp hour battery or have multiples. I have a 750 from the lawn mower and still find I can barely get done what I need on a single charge.
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Good blower. Use a 500 amp hour battery or have multiples. I have a 750 from the lawn mower and still find I can barely get done what I need on a single charge.
5Ah, but yes - these things drain the batteries quickly. I can go through almost two 7.5Ah charges in just the front yard/driveway of a suburban home.

It does save time and energy to run two of their blowers at the same time (backpack + handheld) - one to do the lifting and one to sweep. Maybe 8-9Ah to complete the same job with two machines. I can get that done on two 5Ah batteries. The two also make stubborn wet leaves easier to lift.
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I got some severe sticker shock when I saw that ego 5ah batteries cost $250 ! I know they are 56V and providing about 3x the wattage of other brands 18V 5ah batteries but its still expensive. I'm going to have to wait for a deal with batteries included.
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I got some severe sticker shock when I saw that ego 5ah batteries cost $250 ! I know they are 56V and providing about 3x the wattage of other brands 18V 5ah batteries but its still expensive. I'm going to have to wait for a deal with batteries included.
I've had good luck buying them on eBay, but as always, YMMV.

If you are handy with a soldering iron and volt meter you can buy bad packs and replace the cells in them as well. The replacement cells only run around $4 a piece and general only 1 (out of 28 in the 5ah, 42 in the 7.5ah) is going to have failed.

Knowing this, you can see why they cost so much. The 5ah battery has $112 (retail) worth of cells in it, not to mention the other electronics needed to balance and check charge state, R&D that went into it, etc.
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I've never used this blower, but I don't think a 145MPH battery blower is going to be moving anything but dry debris. Don't buy one of these thinking you'll go out in the fall and move heavy piles of damp leaves around.
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I'd consider being into this if I could get enough batteries to make the blower and all the batteries I needed for under $300 which is what I consider the price range of a high low end gas backpack blower
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I'd consider being into this if I could get enough batteries to make the blower and all the batteries I needed for under $300 which is what I consider the price range of a high low end gas backpack blower
If backpack isn't your thing. Here you go. The latest 180mph/650cfm blower with charger and 5.0 battery for under $300 like you asked.


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I've never used this blower, but I don't think a 145MPH battery blower is going to be moving anything but dry debris. Don't buy one of these thinking you'll go out in the fall and move heavy piles of damp leaves around.
INCORRECT!

I move snow on my driveway with my handheld ego blower and this is more powerful.
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I have the backpack, and eat through 2 x 7.5Ah and a 5Ah constantly to blow all my leaves. It works, but requires multiple cycles of batts to do.
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I've never used this blower, but I don't think a 145MPH battery blower is going to be moving anything but dry debris. Don't buy one of these thinking you'll go out in the fall and move heavy piles of damp leaves around.
If you have no knowledge of a product why would you even attempt to weigh in?
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For those saying I need two batteries to finish my lawn, this means absolutely nothing without giving us a run time. It's like saying, I took a trip but my electric car required an extra charge. A little more information would be helpful. I own an ego blower and it's never run out of juice. But then again I've only used it for 10 minutes at a time.
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INCORRECT!

I move snow on my driveway with my handheld ego blower and this is more powerful.
uhh, he's correct.

any blower can move powder snow, dry and especially wet leaves are another thing entirely.

source, suffered around my hard with a hand blower until I bought a 1000cfm 200+mph backpack, echo 8010 for those that really need to move some debris.
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Been this price for weeks.
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For those saying I need two batteries to finish my lawn, this means absolutely nothing without giving us a run time. It's like saying, I took a trip but my electric car required an extra charge. A little more information would be helpful. I own an ego blower and it's never run out of juice. But then again I've only used it for 10 minutes at a time.
It may not be as straightforward as it sounds to do that. I rarely would run the blower continuously for the entire time. There are plenty of starts/stops as I walk around the yard. Also, there is a turbo setting (equivalent to max) that some people use all the time and others use part of the time.

All that said, I would estimate I go through a 750 ah in about 15-18 min of run time using mostly non-turbo mode.
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