don shield: I would love to see that electrical conversion to battery on the snow Joe
6221 cord machine. However, I know somebody out there has a simple
conversion to bypass that safety button you have to push before pulling
back on the throttle. Please help me out. I'm afraid to screw it up for
fear that it wouldn't work when I got done altering the button.
vivitar45: snow shovel be about the same time and easyer to store and dosent need to
don shield: Somebody please show me a good way to get around that safety button on the
side that you have to push before pulling the trigger. What a pain. This is
on the snow joe SJ621.
jasonlin6868: U still need to push the thing right?
Battery Geek: Works better than my 2 cycle ariens snowblower.......Darn shame too, only
used that snowblower 2 seasons and it let me down every time. The main
blower was down this winter, its a old 70's gilson 4 cycle single
phase.....That thing throws some serious snow.
don shield: Like to see how you converted that as I have a snow joe 13 amp, 18 inch,
which I assume this is. It looks just like it. Please put out a video to
change this to battery plus there must be some conversion to get around
that safety button on the side. That is a real pain in the butt.
rocketgsx: @elysiumabovo - It is not too hard to put the battery together, I will put
up a tutorial video in the near future. I'm not familiar with the toro
model and the motor it uses - it might not be as easy as with this one. The
batteries are coming down in price but still pretty expensive. If you use
them for lots of things though, you maximize their potential and minimize
Ann Woods: snow joe ion
Andrew Jones: we dont have a Snow Blower but last year we got 4 ft of snow some areas in
my yard had up to 7 ft... it was ridiculous! lol
chet3larson: Like everyone else here I would love to see additional video of putting the
battery pack together, charging mechanism, and overall how you put the
thing together. Looks awesome and I would love to do this also
itlldoktm: Yeah, give it to the neighbours!
GuruMN: You could probably just screw an appropriate sized C-clamp on there to keep
that button squeezed the whole time and then all you need to do is pull
back the power arm thing to turn it on. That would probably be a buck or
two from the hardware store if you don't already have one and wouldn't
require you to modify the unit as long as it doesn't have an interlock that
prevents it from powering back up if it is held down the whole time.
rocketgsx: @vivitar45 I'm guessing you live somewhere in the far far south and have
never had to shovel before. I'm in my mid-20's and in pretty good shape and
if there is more than an inch or two of powder on the ground, there is no
comparison. The video is a little deceiving because I am ramming through
old snowpack and ice just to demonstrate. The electric motor easily
outperforms and <$300 gas snowblower I have ever tried (and I got it for a
song and already had the batteries).
elysiumabovo: You figured out a way to make this electric snowblower a cordless unit? I
just ordered a Toro the other day and would love a how-to video of how to
put together an energy efficient battery for it.
bostonfx: Hey there, I've been looking for a cordless battery-run snow blower. I
think the only one being sold on the market is the Amp 24 which is way too
expensive. Any idea who else makes one for cheaper?
Karen Lydick: This looks like an awesome conversion. . . . especially if you live in a
3rd story apartment like I do. I would definitely be interested in a how to
video . . . especially if it were done in nontechnical lingo so a novice
could understand and follow the instructions. I see that all this was
posted a year ago and it's almost time for snow again. Any possibility of
getting something up so we can put something together in time for this
Daniel Goodwin: This is very cool! Forgive me but I'm not very technically/mechanically
inclined. Could this be configured to run on a 36v battery pack like the
one used in the Stihl Kombi system? Or would that not be sufficient to
sambar: Thats awesome, it'd be great to see a how to video on the battery and its
applications. Must applaud you on your efforts, looking forward to some
Chris Carter: @rocketgsx Hi, I'm interested in how you built this battery snowblower. Did
you ever get round to putting up a tutorial video?
Abhi Jain: Awesome. Can't wait to try with my brand new MTD electric.
rocketgsx: @itlldoktm Yeah, I didn't even realize I was sending it over the fence
until watching the video back. I guess they can't be too pissed because I
just finished clearing their sidewalk though!
jeremie laflamme: I had this unit for 2 years... electric and not battery powered. The gears
inside are plastic and break over time. also the switch broke also. I tried
so many times to fix it and finally the motor burnt out. But I still love
what you did.
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