Sorry to be so angry but I am furious actually. Used the blower for about 2 hours you can see how new it is in the pictures only to see that the gearbox cover has bent off. Then I search and see the exact same picture from another user. What is going on with these? Clearly they should have bolted the corners of the plate and the real issue here is that the plate extends past the edges of the gearbox.
Then I am thinking i will get a new plate, nope they only sell the gearbox so here in the middle of winter I will have a battle with my dealer and need the machine I spent $25k on to blow snow.
So I guess I will remove the plate today try to hammer it flat and then I a going to grind the edges down.
This is outrageous for a machine this expensive and then to find out no replacement parts are available. I expect this with MTD not with a lower costing this much.