Picking up today in anticipation of Fri/Sat slush storm we are getting
I understand you are excited to try it out!
especially since you havent yet used it..
I hate to tell you this, but IMO you absolutely should *not* try to use the snowblower this weekend, for three reasons:
1. It wont work, at all.
2. you will be disappointed.
3. It will tell you absolutely nothing
about how the machine will work in "real" snow.
2-stage snowblowers simply aren't designed for slush..they dont handle it well at all, many cant throw it at all..
its just not what they were designed to do.
You have a very nice little snowblower!
a quality machine that very likely will throw like a pro..next winter.
with 4" to 18" of *cold* regular winter snow, it will probably do great..
with a thin layer of slush..its not even worth trying.
here is what everyone who has a 2-stage snowblower does with slush in April: absolutely nothing.
it will melt away by itself in a day, or less..
you can try it!
but IMO its not even worth it..
but just remember when it doesn't work, that doesn't mean its a bad snowblower..its not a fair test...because technically, you arent going to get any snow this weekend..you are only going get semi-solid rain.. from the perspective of a 2-stage snowblower, that is no snow at all..
But next winter, I predict it will work great.