I bought this blower, the biggest Honda makes, for our ski cabin that receives an annual 500" of snow a year. It has been a light year thus far, but I have been able to blow up to 18" deep so far and it has absolutely no problems at all. The all automatic
setting controls the speed it moves as the snow load changes. My 11 year old is using it now after only one day of instruction. This thing is simply amazing for large snow loads and ease of use. I knew I would use the adjustable auger height which is so useful
for deep snow, but did not think the auger tilt ability would be terribly useful. Boy was I wrong. The ability to tilt the auger allows not just uneven surfaces, but it makes it possible to dig into pathways that have uneven snow packed onto them and "right"
the path so the blower is once again level and can plow evenly again. In deep snow, this is invaluable. This blower replaced my ASV tractor with 48" blower and does just as well or better.