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A beast when attacking serious snow
on March 4, 2014
This thing really has power. I can easily cut through deep wet icy snow... even the pile the city likes to block my driveway with when they plow. I tested the electric start feature just to make certain it works (and it does). Thus far I only use the pull start and if you follow the directions (prime 2-3 pushes and full choke when engine is cold) it has started the first pull every time. Surprisingly it started on the first pull even when temperatures were below zero.
I guess I'm a little slower than some of the reviewers because it took me around ninety minutes to assemble. Appears to be high quality in every way. I can adjust the chute to throw snow over thirty feet. It does take a little practice to get comfortable with the controls, but well worth it. I've already used it for deep wet snow as well as 1-2 inch light snow and it works very well for either. If you have a small area to clear, this is overkill. A double wide drive with front load garage and average setback from street can be cleared easily with a good single stage unit for much less money. This unit is for larger jobs or even commercial use IMO.