Purchased this blower Dec 2007, in a single word it is awesome!. I read a review on this site from someone else trashing this blower saying it didn't have all of the features that were specified on the web. THis was just an instance of him buying a leftover model. My blower will blow any type of snow in all conditions. The most valuable feature is the high speed impellor. I purchased this for 1399, may have got a better deal but the service here is worth it. I am an engineer and researched for 4 weeks befor making my purchase. I truly feel I made the best possible choice for the dollar value. Remember when buying a snowblower, it will last easily for 20 years, so paying an extra 400 for the bells and whistles is only an extra 20 bucks a year. The handwarmers alone are worth $20 a year.
Date Purchased: december 2007 Price Paid: $1399 Recommend: Yes
Hand warmers, high speen impellor, power steering, chute rotation and deflection operation from the operators panel, large tires, weighted front end