Tons of power for snowblowing, but it pushes the snow out in front of you instead of feeding it into the fan, apparently it was designed by an engineer that knew nothing about snow blowers, and then never tested in snow.
It does do a great job, it just needs to feed more to the fan.
After all my whining, I'd still by it again if I had to.
You got a ton of snow this winter!! Hopefully it quits soon. Yesterday's 55 degree temps melted most of the snow here (except for the parlking lot piles that will be around till may). You got your money's worth out of the snow blower this year!
The skid shoes under the front of the blower are adjustable so you can scrape down to the pavement, all the driveways I clean have dirt or crushed rock so we leave the skid shoes adjusted up a little so a layer of ice builds up over the rocks.