I purchased a new TB 2410 in November 2014 in preparation for winter. With the several blizzards during Jan-Feb 2015, the machine has been put to the test.
My previous machine, and my reference point is a Toro 521 of about 30 years old. I would say that the Troy-Bilt is a close second to my old Toro, but being a slightly bigger machine was better suited for the large amount of snow we had so far this winter.
Starts easily, either by electric or pull start, Idles well
The engine seems to have decent power and throttles up well under load
I find it best to keep the machine fairly well loaded with snow by using the gears. A decent amount of snow load into the machine tends to get a better throwing distance for the snow. Less load, less distance.
I can go through 12-16" of powder snow in 1st or 2nd gear. 6th gear would be for 2-3 " of snow.
The auger blades seem a bit light duty, but so far they have held up. I did grind up a ski pole accidentally, and it broke both shear pins on the left side, but the auger blades were fine.
It probably could benefit from an impeller mod kit to throw the snow further.
I am not thrilled over the use of cables for gear and auger engagement, but they seem OK. Might be something that wears out sooner than hard linkages.
Overall a good machine at a nice price.