Never looking a gift horse in the mouth, we happily received a Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, etc. gift. And?? a great gift at that. A compact tractor with snow blower, mowing deck and roto-tiller (plus a few other odds and ends). Of course waiting for the first substantial snow fall to try it out was similar to waiting to open Christmas presents. Receiving 18 inches of the stuff wasn’t exactly what we had in mind of course, but it did give us the opportunity to learn that it does indeed work. Now we just need to add some weight to the back to stop getting stuck while backing up hills.