This is my 2nd Ariens Pro 32 inch snow thrower, where my old one I have used for 19 year of dependable service with the normal maintenance. Where we live which is at Lake Almanor Ca in northern California. Our normal snow that we received at 5,000 feet
elevation is around 150 inches plus during our winter. My home is on a 1/2 acre and when Im blowing snow I have around one to two hour job wth clearing all depending on how much snow we receive. I have giving my old snow thrower to family in Reno NV and it
is still going strong. With the new one I have it all ready and I'm thrilled to see the many improvements that has been made. We have not received snow as yet but all is ready when we do. My self I would not have any other snow thrower other than Arens.