Purchased for 04-05 winter. My first snowblower. I have a steep long driveway. It seemed the most cost-effective solution. Puchased at a local hardware store. Very effective and throws snow 30'-50'. However, there seems to be a design flaw. Used in 4 storms. Twice the tension spring for the drive mechanism has been sheared disabling all forward and reverse gears.
Date Purchased: Oct04 Price Paid: $850 Recommend: No
i have used this machine in powder, normal and slush conditions. in powder it throws the snow about 50'. in normal snow(snowball making) it throws about 35'. in slush it throws about 10'. i have had end of driveway piles up to 3' and in 1st gear the machine gets the job done.
Date Purchased: fall 2003 Price Paid: $950 Recommend: Yes
electric start solid heavyweight construction sno hog tires grease fittings
heavy machine to move when not running lack of diferential