I have owned this tractor for 9 years. I use it to mow 4 acres of lawn and to snowblow my 350 feet driveway and some of my neighbors. The area that I live in is flat, but in a snowbelt of northwestern Pennsylvania. The last few years we have way above snow falls. This year was just average with 90 inches. The tractor and snowblower handle it pretty good thanks to the tractors gearing. I have to use tire chains because of turf tires and 2 wheel drive. Could use more horsepower but it works for me.