I tried to add my review a couple days ago, went through and had a few paragraphs and then when i clicked submit it said "error". I gave up. I will post it here instead.
Bought my snowblower on Dec 29 @ $1999. It was a little more than i wanted to spend, but the last few years with my gas blower made me mad, so I didn't want to deal with gas and tune up's and all that stuff anymore. At $1999 it is still worth it, but still you are paying a premium for new technology. AT $1599 it is a steal! I'd have to say after doing a lot of research, one of the best snowblower deals on the market.
First impressions on the 2 stage Greenworks. Very very very impressed! I started by plowing 4-5 inches of snow from spots on my driveway. It through the snow way across my yard on ECO mode, and slightly farther when I boosted up the power. I have a very long driveway with a fence and my house on either side. It was able to throw the snow past the house so I can then throw it on the front yard. Never struggled at all with this, ate through the snow no problem. I then moved onto manually scraping the driveway (5-6 car) of ice and compacted snow. I left massive piles of this compacted snow (8+") and started to chew it up with the snowblower and threw it to the front. I was very impressed that while the motor pitch did lower, as it was working harder, it never stopped or lost power. I think people need to remeber that these electric motors are designed to perform under load, and the torque they have will be able to get through most snow situations. I have 0 regrets about buying this unit. I can't wait for a big snow dump here in Regina. Another awesome thing is this thing is LIGHT! Many times during this session I pulled and pushed the unit around, and didn't even use the drive motor. Way lighter than my old gas snowblower.
The batteries charge in about 45 minutes!
Will easily be able to clear my 5-6 car driveway on Eco mode with battery to spare. Eco mode had a ton of power still, didn't really move it from that setting unless I wanted to throw the snow a little farther.
The only issues I've seen thus far are: (And some are user errors)
1.) Make sure to raise the skid plates. Mine were very low and the scrapper on the bottom was rubbing on the ground causing it to hang up on edges of the concrete.
2.) The drive motor control on mine was a little finicky on ECO mode. I found that sometimes it didn't engage, even though it was clearly in drive. I had to slightly jiggle it forward to engage the motor. (I'm sure this is an easy fix/replacement from Greenworks, calling them ASAP.)
3.) The slowest drive motor might be slightly fast for large dumps, but just let the throttle off and then put it back on.
4.) Have to get used to pushing the power button every time you want to use the auger. I got used to it after about 5 minutes.
I have so much more to say about this amazing machine! If you have any questions, let me know! I'm hoping my tune doesn't change when I keep using this machine, but buying from Costco and the 4 and 8 year warranties give me great confidence!