Why Choose the EGO Multi Head Snow Shovel Attachment?
During this year’s snow removal season, I had the chance to try out the EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment. If you’re tired of using a bristle brush or squeegee attachment to clear snow from your yard, deck, and sidewalks, then EGO has the perfect solution for you!
Powered snow shovels are ideal for tackling light to moderate snow on patios, decks, sidewalks, and driveways. The EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment stands out in this category due to its compact design. With a 14-inch overall width and a 12-inch clearing belt, it’s perfect for clearing single-brick walkways around your house. Even if you own a larger single-stage or two-stage snow blower, this attachment can save you time and effort when dealing with smaller areas.
The EGO 56V system is renowned for its high quality and user-friendly features, and the snow shovel attachment lives up to these expectations. Equipped with a powerful brushless motor, it can throw soft flakes up to 25 feet, making quick work of a few inches of powder snow. The anti-stall system ensures a continuous snow-throwing experience, even in thicker snow and ice. If the shovel does stall, simply release the trigger and pull it again to get it moving.
It’s important to note that the EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment is not meant for heavy-duty snow removal. While it can handle 5-6 inches of thick snow and ice, it’s more challenging compared to larger single or two-stage snow blowers. However, when compared to other models like the Snow Joe iON 40V Single Stage Paddle Blower, the power is sufficient. The difference lies in the physical energy required to operate the shovel. With the EGO attachment system, it’s easier to use your body and legs rather than relying solely on your arms and back.
Pro tip: To clear heavy snow more easily, propel the snow shovel with the battery against your body and use your legs to push forward.
Battery Performance and Design Features
The EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment offers convenience and portability. However, its acreage-clearing capabilities may be limited by the battery life. According to EGO, the SSA1200 can clear 4 inches of snow from a 4-car driveway using a 4.0Ah battery. During my test, after clearing my entire driveway, sidewalks, patios, and decks, I still had 1 bar of battery remaining with no noticeable loss of power. This makes it suitable for most snow removal needs on a single charge.
In terms of design, the EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment offers a feature that sets it apart from other brands. With the ability to change the throw direction by 45° to the right or left using the knob on the top of the unit, you have more control over where the snow goes. The EGO SSA1200 also has a longer throw compared to some other models, such as the Ryobi 40V and Hart 40V powered snow shovels.
Weight is a consideration with this attachment. The entire system, including the 4.0Ah battery, Powerhead, and SSA1200 shovel attachment, weighs 22.8 lbs. The weight of the shovel itself is 12.8 pounds. While this weight helps keep the auger in the snow and down to the pavement, it can be tiring to lift the unit and may cause strain on your lower back. Adding EGO’s shoulder straps can alleviate this issue, making the SSA1200 a great choice for your primary snow removal tool.
Pricing and The Bottom Line
If you already own EGO’s multi-head system, you can purchase the snow shovel attachment separately for $189.00. Alternatively, you can buy it as a kit, which includes the powerhead, 4.0Ah battery, and charger, for $399.00. EGO offers a 5-year warranty on their powerheads and accessories.
One thing to note is that EGO attachments are not compatible with other attachment systems, so make sure you have the appropriate EGO multi-head system before purchasing the snow shovel attachment.
Based on our testing, the EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment excels at clearing sidewalks, decks, and patios with ease. It offers the power, quality, and features that EGO is known for. While it may be heavier compared to other models, its performance surpasses the competition. If you’re looking for a reliable and efficient snow removal tool, the EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment is a solid choice.
So, when the season’s first snowfall or a surprise snowstorm covers your outdoor space, the EGO multi-head snow shovel attachment will easily restore your surroundings to their original state.
- Platform: EGO POWER+ multi-head system
- Battery: EGO 56V
- Motor: Brushless
- Headroom Width: 12″
- Maximum Throw: 25 feet
- Cleaning Depth (Auger Size): 6 in.
- Weight: 12.8 lbs
- RPM: 2000 High / 1650 Low RPM