I just got done plowing the driveway with my new blade. We had about five inches. This is my first time using it, and I have to say I am very impressed. The amount of snow i pushed was unreal. After I bought the blade I painted it and got a new wear strip. I bought one of the plastic ones off ebay for 45$. It seems to work well. I was worried about how well I would be able to steer with the 300, but just having a little snow on the ground made it much easier than when I was trying it on dry pavement. So far all I have are filled tires for weight and that seemed to work good, at least until I slid in the ditch:banghead3 oops! but it only took a couple of minutes to get out. Overall it went great and I am very happy with it!!