Like Al, I also bought a snow blower about 12 years ago when we had a 14 inch snow and I could not get up my steep driveway. I bought a Honda with a trac drive, 8HP, blows snow from here to Cuba, power steering and power brakes, AC and hot and cold water. I have not used it since.
81F today, 82F tomorrow and everything blooming.
Paul E. Smith