Isn’t snow great? As snow starts to fall, my kids immediately start thinking about a snow day, sledding and building snow forts. My wife checks if the cross country ski trails are open. I put the chiropractor’s number on speed dial as I start stressing about how my back will hold up to the shoveling!
Every winter I think about going with a snow blower, but I just can’t deal with another gas powered device in my shed. Keeping track of what uses pure gas vs a gas-oil mix, and then making sure I have the right combustible cocktail on hand when the snow comes, is just too much for my tired Dad mind.
When Snow Joe contacted us and asked if we would like to review the ELECTRIC Snow Joe Ultra Snow Thrower I immediately said yes and told my chiropractor to loose my number. Please take a look at this quick video review of the Snow Joe Ultra Electric Snow Thrower -
Throwing Snow Instead of Throwing My Back Out
As the video shows, the Snow Joe Ultra Snow Thrower (Model SJ620/621) is so easy to use, even a city slicker like me could figure it out. Here is the three step process to using the Snow Joe Ultra – plug it in, press the button and walk. Not having a gas engine means you don’t need to store gas all winter long and struggle with getting the gas engine started in the winter.
Here are the complete specs on the Snow Joe Ultra SJ621 13.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower With Light
- Instant start
- Easy push button switch
- 180 degree adjustable chute
- 20W halogen light
- Chute controls height of snow stream
- Scraper clears to the pavement
- 13.5 amp motor moves up to 650 lbs of snow per minute
- 4 steel blade rotor throws snow up to 20 feet
- Cuts up to 18” wide and 10” deep in one pass
- Convenient, compact shape
- Compact wheels for easy maneuverability
- Maintenance free
- ETL approved
- Full two-year warranty
A Great Deal To Like About the Snow Joe Ultra Electric Snow Thrower
Call me lazy, but when the snow starts to pile up on my walkway I want a quick and easy way to get said snow off my walkway. The Snow Joe Ultra Snow Thrower really is drop dead easy to use. Plug it in , push the button and off you go. The 13.5 amp motor provided enough power to blow through the 6 inch snow storm we had recently. I could imagine with very wet and heavy snow, the electric motor could have problems blowing the snow, but in our testing it worked great.
Pros of the Snow Joe Ultra Snow Thrower
- Incredibly easy to use
- No gas means no fumes, no mess and can be stored indoors
- One button start
- Maintenance free
- Light on front for night blowing
- Handle folds for easy storage
- 2 year warranty
- Easy to maneuver
Cons of the Snow Joe Ultra Snow Thrower
- Must be in range of an electrical outlet (comes with 50 Foot extension cord)
- If you lose power in a storm, will not be able to use the Snow Thrower
- May not be powerful enough for huge snow storms
We Are Giving Away A Snow Joe Ultra Snow Thrower ($249 Value)
Yep, the fine folks at Snow Joe agreed to do a giveaway for one lucky reader. Save your back this winter and find out how easy an electric snow thrower is to operate. To enter our giveaway you simply take your first born and mail him/her to us. Simple, no? Okay, here is the real deal – we tried to make this as easy as possible, so here is the 3 Step Process…
Step 1 – Join Us (Mandatory)
If you clicked that nice little Join Us button in the past – you’ve already got a ticket in the save my back, give me a Snow Joe Electric Ultra Snow Thrower Lotto! Any member of Dad Does is automatically entered into any giveaway we do. Not a member yet? No problem, all you have to do is Join Us – requires just your email, 100% free and takes about 6 seconds. So, just Join Us once and you are automatically entered in any giveaway we ever do – simple – right?
Step 2 – Leave a Comment Below And Increase Your Odds of Winning by 10x (Optional)
If you are reading this post, you deserve a better chance to win. So, just leave a comment below – say anything you like, and we will give you 10 additional entries into the giveaway.
Step 3 – If You Are A Winner, Respond to Our Email Saying You Won!
This step is so easy, it really should not be called a step at all. On 1/31/12 we will randomly pick one (1) winner. If you get an email from us on 1/31 telling you you won, just respond back to us. Does it get easier than this?
To recap, you Join Us, that gets you 1 entry. Already a member? You already have your first entry. If you want, leave a comment below, that gets you 10 more entries (giving 11 entries as the maximum anyone can get). Pretty darn easy, no?
We will randomly pick one winner to receive the Snow Joe Ultra Electric Snow Thrower ($249) on Tuesday January 31st, 2012. Sorry, due to the shipping weight, we can only ship to US residents.
A big thank you to Snow Joe for agreeing to our format for a giveaway. We believe giveaways should be giveaways – not workaways! For this reason, we don’t make you like us, follow us and jump through hoops to get into the contest. That being said, Snow Joe has a very active FaceBook page and twitter account so give them a quick follow and like, maybe the positive Karma you create will push lady luck your way
Conclusion: The Electric Snow Joe Ultra, Your Back’s Best Friend
The Snow Joe Ultra Snow Thrower is so easy to use I actually look forward to clearing my walkway now. Bring it on Mother Nature! Okay, maybe I should be careful what I wish for, but I will say my back is much happier with me pushing the Snow Joe snow blower than shoveling snow. Not having to deal with gas is a huge advantage in my book. Yes, your range is limited to the length of your extension cord, but if you are looking for a simple and dependable way to keep your walkway and/or driveway clear this winter, the SJ620 Snow Joe Ultra Electric Snow Thrower is an excellent choice.
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