I don't know if it's my technique or what but my Ariens 30 Platinum is worthless in wet heavy snow. Had to just put her away this morning and let it all melt. We got a foot of spring snow here in CO last night. A few weeks back it couldn't even handle 4 inches of it. Just creates a wall of snow and sits there and spins. Maybe all snowblowers are worthless in wet snow but I suspect I may not be doing it right.