Lightweight design combined with a long battery life and a powerful motor ensure that this snow blower easily clears a large area of snow. LED headlights allow you to do some clearing in the dark. It does not, however, perform as well in conditions of wet snow or ice.
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Pro It offers one of the best combos of performance and features at a reasonable price
Although there are newer cordless snow blower models, this one is still one of the best deals out there. It's comparatively lightweight, so you don't need a lot of physical strength to use it. The housing and the blades are durable. The battery life is above average and the headlights can prove very useful. It handles snow very well as long as there's not a lot of ice or wet, heavy snow. There are certainly more powerful machines but you have to be prepared to pay $400-500 more than what the iON18SB-CT costs.
Pro Sizable snow plowing capacity
This snow blower is capable of handling up to 225 kg (495 lbs) of snow per minute. It would take about 15 minutes to clear a 15x6 meter driveway.
Pro Durable construction
Rugged construction that uses steel auger and rubber blades instead of plastic.
Pro Long run time
The 40-volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery by EcoSharp offers up to 50 minutes of run time.
Pro Powerful snow discharge
This snow blower is equipped with a 180 degree rotating chute that can throw snow up to 6 meters (30 feet) away.
Pro Integrated headlights
LED headlights increase visibility and allow for snow removal in the dark.
Pro Very lightweight design
This snowblower weighs only 15 kilograms (32 lbs).
Con Not suitable for clearing wet snow or ice
It takes significantly more time and effort to clear through wet snow or ice. The charge of the battery also drains considerably faster in such conditions.
Con Shouldn't be used on gravel surface
The auger that collects snow from the ground makes direct contact with the surface you are clearing. It shouldn’t be used over gravel or dirt to avoid them being thrown around at high velocity.