After moving from the deep South, near New Orleans, 4 years ago, I decided we needed a snow machine. For two years I traveled back to the Gulf Coast for Winter, but since Covid, and Mississippi's attitude about the vaccine, we decided to remain home, in New Hampshire. Last Winter I became acquainted with the driveway monster, and a sore back. When I bought this house, and land, I bought a lawn tractor, from the local Simplicity Dealer, in Concord. The tractor was delivered to my house, with a dump trailer, and lawn sweeper. 6 months later the deal came to my house, and serviced the tractor, free of charge. Now, I've bought a new Simplicity Signature Pro Dual-Stage Snow Blower. It will be delivered to my door Mid November, before the first snow. Simplicity has a 3 year warranty for the home owner. Plus, the Pro models have hand warmers, and pro transmissions. I looked a Troy-Built, Cub Cadet, and others, and fount the Simplicity to be built of more substantial steel, and other parts. I also looked at Honda, and think they are a bit over priced, for a machine that will be in storage for months between seasons. My machine will be stored between my two cars in the garage, during snow season. I'll store it in the basement during the rest of the year. I'll be using Av Gas 100 oct. LL in my machine, to get away from ethanol.