My Green Monster got me through the blizzard! I would have been in for a lot of hurt today if it wasn't for my green monster. This machine was actually supposed to be my back up machine, but has turned out to be the Alpha this year cuz the Honda is still having issues. So far, I am impressed with the ruggedness and reliabilty. Well, I thought it couldn't be done (at least I could not do it in the past storms), but I finally was able to choke the 10HP engine to death today with this crap mix. Got about a foot of really heavy stuff and then transitioned to rain. It was so saturated that the ground level was a layer of water. Didn't clog too badly, but had keep riding the clutch and go easy or else it would actually bog down enough to snuff out the engine. When it killed it and I looked at the front, all I see was hard packed slush and hard packed snow in the entire front bucket side to side top to bottom and into the chute. Wow, that's a lot of surface area to clog! But this crap did it today. I had no choice but to push it hard today because I have a very narrow driveway and everything has to move from the back to to front. I cannot leave anything to the side. With a 32 inch bucketI could not do it a small section at a time. I could not ride up on top of it and take easier cuts because of the weigh of the machine. I was going to use my tracked Honda so I could ride on top and take layers, but that had issues (and that's another thread). The impeller kit was helpful no doubt, but even it had problems with this crud. I didn't have to stick anything in the chute to clear it though, but it did start to clog up a bit when it got over loaded. For parts of the day, it was actually a water pump. I got a kick out of looking at columns of water shoot out of the front chute. Anyway, noticed that the reverse was not working too good today. There's no notch for reverse, but you hold the lever in the reverse position (tilt all the way back) and engage the drive clutch and I guess supposedly it will hold in that position till you release the clutch. I noticed that it's starting to slip out of the reverse position and even if I hold it in the reverse position and engage the clutch, it has no reverse power. It's probably not a big deal, but just an adjustment somewhere. The friction disk had plenty of meat on it when I went over the machine this summer. I notice there is an adjustment for the transmission in the manual, but I am not sure if that will help with this issue. Anyone have any experience or dealt with similar? BTW, all you wise guys that keep hoping and lusting for this crap. You still want more?