I bought a new Toro 928 OHXE HD. It is kept in the garage. Used one time a while ago on 3-6 inches of powder. Performed well.
Went up to our place in the mountains at 9200ft. in elev.
I had 6 inches of powder drifted in some places to a foot. It was 0 degrees
, started right up with 3 primer pumps and pull started with the rope
It did the job but the motor worked hard. If I took full width passes in the deep stuff it seemed to work it harder than I liked by the sound of it. Big difference if I took half width passes.
The altitude degrading the horse power was a concern of mine. I almost went with an Ariens due to available bigger motors.
It got the job done and it beat shoveling for sure.
The next test will be the spring wet snow. I will update when possible.
I would like some input on the load on a blower engine. I figure run it like my mower, if the grass is tall take narrower passes so it doesn't work the motor so hard.