btuser, I hear you about the sod cutter! On my trial run up the hill, the scraper kept hitting the high spots in the lane, and it plowed some dirt and sod like you said. Even when I hit the lawn, it would occasionally grab some turf and peel it away. The tracks never slipped and the machine never slowed down. So now I have a few small divots in the lawn . I'm optimistic about the traction this winter. I almost forgot this - I also like to clear a path for the oil delivery guy, but it was a bear with my wheeled old Ariens since the snow drifts a lot in that area. I'm expecting the Honda to get 'er done this year. I need to come up with an easy way to turn 180º in a small area, or do a lot of backing up. Now, if we could get a load of snow with the temps in the 50's….. Okay, I guess not. I have a few shear pins that came with the machine, and I like the way the mount. Anyone know of a good online source of replacements? I like the Honda dealer, but he's 45 minutes away. donyboy73 has a good Youtube video about what happens when the augers rust to the shafts and the gearbox gets trashed. He needed heat and a large pipe wrench to free them up. And there's nothing in the Honda manual telling you to keep them freed up.