Got to move some real snow finally yesterday. 12-24" of wind blown powder. Very pleased with the snow throwing distance (no mods on this machine) as I was having to fire it almost right over the house. I have been breaking track wheel shear pins semi-regularly, but other than that the machine has given me no more issues after our initial growing pains! Bit of a bear to get loaded into the pickup though, flipped it backwards as my ramps are a tad short (its 550+ lb.) but loading backwards helps.