I've always been a fan of the older Ariens Blowers, my favorites being the models from the late 70's. I fell in love with a 8 32 that I picked up yesterday. I had never seen one before, and I can't believe how robust and tough it looks. The giant tires and big bucket really makes this machine. Any feed back from owners how this bad girl throws snow? Is it an improvement over the capability of the 8 24 of the same year? I have a 1978 8 24 that is the twin of this 8 32 and like it very much......but the 32 inch just looks so BAD! Pictures coming once I get her running and replace a gas tank from a honda that was grafted on by the PO.