Very pleased with the performance of this blower. I didn't want a very heavy machine since I have a lot of turns, but needed some power/traction since I have a driveway on a hill where I also need to throw the snow a decent distance mainly to one side.
This machine did it all better than I expected. The self propel feature not only pulled the blower up the driveway through the snow, it took the snow right down to the pavement so I was not slipping around on the hill behind it.
It was a little challenging going downhill since I had to hold it back some from going too fast. It threw 5 inches of wet snow 25-30 feet across the driveway. It handled the plowed material at the end of the driveway very
well. It's a nice combination of power and weight. Started easily on one pull so didn't even use the electric start. Just got it in February so only have two snowfalls of 5 inches each
to review, but very happy so far.