Hey everybody... wondering if somebody could help settle a difference of opinion. So, i have a Cub Cadet SWE 530, has an 11 Hp Tecumseh Snow King engine. Love it (well, until it blew a belt earlier today but that's another issue...) I usually run the throttle at about 80-90% of full... about 1/4-1/2" short of wide open. I will occasionally open her up when dealing with those nasty, heavy snow berms left by the plow at the end of the drive. My brother was over and notice this and wondered why i didn't just run her wide open like he did. To be honest, i couldn't really answer why... just seems like a better idea to spare the engine running wide open. He made the point that it was putting more strain on the machine running it under powered. I countered that there were plenty of 8, 9, 10hp machines out there who work just fine. Any motorheads able to shed some light on this issue? Thanks in advance.