It still amazes me the power that diesel engine makes. With the last sample blast of early winter this week I got the 1023E out for some exercise in the driveway. With drifts hard packed and over 3 feet high, it handled it no problem. I had changed the snowblower speed, exchanging the 40 tooth sprocket for a 36 tooth and shortened the chain. It definitely made chain removal & lubrication easier by adding a master link. That sprocket change speed up the blower by 10%. It don't sound like much but it did throw that heavy hard pack and ice farther into the yard. Diesel power was undaunted at all speeds with the change. Tractor's diesel power and torque more than handled the 10% speed up. I can only see lesser dense and more normal fluffier snow being thrown even farther. The hard pack heavy snow was a good test for the sprocket change.