This thing is a monster. I have approximately 8,000 square feet of flat paved driveway from my house to the road, and I can clear the whole thing in under 30 minutes. The 32" width allows me to clear the full 10 foot wide main driveway in 2 passes out
to the road and back (totaling 10 feet, 8 inches of snow removal.) The 6-speed drive at max speed is fast; faster than many people would normally walk but perfect for me. You have to slow down in deeper or heavier snow, but having lived in Colorado for 20
years and used a much smaller Ariens snow blower, I am "blown away" by how powerful, fast and reliable this machine is. The electric start works right away, the heated grips are nice (though my heavy gloves are plenty without it), and the chute rotation and
tilt controls work smoothly. This unit is heavy, but is easy to back up by lifting the chute off the ground and rolling it back. And there is a 2-speed reverse if you rather use that. Pricey, for sure. But if you've got a big job to do, over and over and over
again, I highly recommend this snow blower.