I gotta say I was skeptical going out with my 74' Sno Thro today! It snowed about 8 inches of mega wet and heavy packed snow last night and I fugureed my old beast would have a hard time with it but Holy &^*& what a suprise!!! I was the savior of the neighborhood!!! I spent 3 hours and burned about 3/4 of a gallon of gas clearing out everyone!! I even helped a neighbor who lives in behind a house which has a metal roof and unloaded all of it's snow load and compacted on his driveway. He has an 8hp Craftsman that couldn't break through it and I got him a path after a bit of work!! I only have 7hp but the old girl outworked the whole neighborhoods blowers today!!! I hope she never quits!!!!