We purchased our Troy-Built 28 inch Storm Deluxe Two-Stage Snow Thrower last winter when our Craftsman's transmission blew out. I, for one, am convinced that this was most definitely a worthwhile investment. For starters, it has heated handles which is great for people like me who just cannot stand cold weather. It gets great traction, cuts through snow drifts so much better than my previous Craftsman snow blower, and is definitely as good to me as any Husqvarna product ever was! I hope that my Troy-Built 28 inch Storm Deluxe Two-Stage Snow Thrower lasts for many, many years to come! This snow blower performs like a professional! It cuts through large snow drifts with ease, and handles very nicely! I love the power the engine has! I use it all the time on my driveway and walkway as well as the driveways and walkways of my neighbors, family, and friends. Try it! Really! It's great!