My 1964 Snowbird 263 continues to impress me. We had a few inches of really wet snow then it rained yesterday. I was blowing slush and water about 40 feet or so off of my sidewalk. I have been using this machine as my main unit for 3 winters now north of Boston, my backup machine is a 1970 Ariens 10,000 with a million hours on it. These old machines are quality that is not around today.