While the beginning of the winter here in Colorado was very dry with little snow, the months of February and March have been very wet with snow storms rolling through every 7-10 days. Friday night into yesterday we got about 8-10 inches of snow I'm very happy with how stout my rear blade is and how easy it is to adjust. I decided against buying a hydraulic rear blade and with as easy as it is to make the needed changes to the angle of the blade or to simply reverse the blade, its less than a minute from leaving the tractor to making the changes to getting back in. Looking forward to using the blade later this summer when I've got some ditches to cut and repair.