just this season I got a john deere trs27, with a 8 hp tecumseh. I put a new carb on it and it is running good, but I was wondering how far it should throw the snow. It will throw it like less than 10 feet with the chute pointing off to the side. it will throw it farther of course if I open the chute clear up, but I dont want to blow the snow so straight up! this is my first blower so maybe it is just me. I dont think the belt is slipping, and I did check the belts at the beginning of the season they look good to me, and one is even new.