Kind of hard to push if you're not strong, especially if there is a lot of snow. But it does throw lots of snow quickly. It's noisy but who cares when it's snowing hard. As a bonus, this puts out some pretty good vibrations. When I didn't have a boyfriend, I sometimes turned it on just so that I can rub against it. And if I'm really having a dry spell, I'd sit on it and let it vibrate me to The Promised Land. So for me, it's a year round appliance. Get it Lonely Ladies and you may ask yourself why you even bother with men. I'm talking about shoveling snow, of course.