Delaware may not be known for a lot of snow but this is 2 winters in a row...2009-2010, and 2010-2011 where it has snowed non-stop! Last year we had 75 inches of snow and so far this year we have had about 40 inches of snow and it is only early February! I would be lost without my Toro snowblower. I used to shovel my driveway and walkway in previous winters and it is back breaking work. My wife thought it was a great idea to buy a snowblower I thought we would never see snow again if I spent money on one, man I was wrong. This machine was the best investment I ever made. It takes a 3 hour job and completes it in under 1 hour now. It works wonders at the end of the driveway when the plows come by and push all the snow from the street to the end. That was rough with a shovel, not anymore with my Toro snowblower. We had 14 inches of snow January 26th overnight the next morning it took only 30 minutes to bust through it with my Toro. I would highly recoommend this for anyone who lives in an area that receives snow during the winter. You will have no more worries about back problems with shoveling and it is actually fun to use!!!