I've been buying, fixing and selling snowblowers for about 4 years now. I have used and seen most. This year I got a rare find a YAMMI!!! I decided to keep this one for my own usage. This AM I got up early and it was our 1st run together. All I can say is wow. A 6hp that runs like an 8 and is as smooth as anything I have owned. So quiet too. The tracks get great traction and luckily are easier to turn 180 degrees than I would have guessed. It throws snow very well. I'm not going to say 60-70' like some but it throws as well as anything I have had yet. The only thing it doesn't have is electric start and that was my main reason for keeping it, I never use it but most of my customers feel the need to have it. Funny thing is the only reason I need this machine is to clean my dog kennel out as the door is 30" wide and my tractor won't fit! So it won't get used much. Darn labs get the best of everything around here.