This is the worst snow blower! I would not recommend it to anyone. The shoot maneuver continuously broke. The mechanisms that allows you to turn the shoot kept breaking. We went to have it fixed so many times but it always broke again. We went to more than shop to have it fixed and were told by multiple people that there is a design flaw with this shoot and it will never be in good working order. This was very disappointing! We have a very long driveway and it made snow blowing very long and tedious because we would need to manually turn the shoot and make sure that it stays in place. We sold this snow blower to someone that used it for spare parts. We went out and bought a Honda snow blower. If it wasn't for this problem with the shoot, the snow blower would have been great. We had to place a few shear pins, but other than that it ran great. We will never buy this brand of snow blower again.