I just wanted to clarify. I have just about every tool ego has produced. I love all of my summer tools, they have made Lawn work much easier and I don’t have to mess with gas. That said, I really am disappointed in my ego snowblower. In my garage I have a gasolineTorro Power Clear snowblower sitting next to my ego snowblower. I have used both for removing snow. It takes a lot more effort with the ego than the Torro to remove the same depth of snow. The Torro propels itself forward, It’s paddles hit the ground and that moves the machine forward. The ego’s paddles don’t hit the ground and I have to push the unit. I don’t like having to mess with gas or clean the carburetor and replace the spark plug almost every year but the Torro is easier on my legs and back .