A friend just bought a ST 227P has about 6 hrs on it and loves it , I have used a ST 224P for a dozen hrs last year and this year no problems at all.:3tens:Husky looks very nice and seems built tough. I'm looking for a new snowblower, my cub cadet needs some repairs but I don't have time to do it now and paying for it at this time will probably cost a lot and it will not resolve my immediate problem because here it is snowing everyday almost... I need one now but I want to make my decision after doing my research. Thank you for more advice on this model that I'm looking for.