So we got snow Monday and Tuesday really wet heavy stuff after it had all settled we had about 7-8". So I blowed for about 4-5 hours and boy was it a work out on the snowblower. I threw the belts twice in the first hour or so and was getting frustrated then all seemed good. As I was blowing I could watch the snow being pushed out in front of me and then it would stop and the blower would bog down and I'd have to stop and let it catch up. Hopefully the next snowfall will be drier and I can get a better feel of how it works.