Okay, so lots of negativity… not sure if I should stay the course or cancel my order. I think one sign of a good product is the documentation and the owners manual is well written. I like this note from the designer they included.
A note from our designer:
When I was a child in Kingston Ontario my family lived beside a retired fellow named Basil. I remember one day Basil got down on one knee to clean out his clogged snowblower, reaching deep into the machine to remove the buildup of hard snow and ice. Once the blockage was clear the augers quickly sprang back to life, he had forgotten to shut off the engine. For the rest of his life Basil only had two fingers on that hand because he’d left his snowblower running. Don’t be like my kind neighbour Basil.
Also, it appears to have a loncin engine (LC185FDS), doesn’t toro also use loncin? I know minds are made up on these but it’s hard to find specific feedback on what I can expect to fail vs. a toro or ariens unit.