Welcome to the forum. Hope you can liven this site up a little! LOL Hope you find your Kodiak up for the tasks you have planned for it. I have had zero problems with mine but some in here aren't as lucky for some reason. I plow with mine and it works like new money unless the snow is real deep; it will plow it but have to make multiple passes which makes for more time plowing, but I have more time than anything else.