The only issue that I had was the storm last Thanksgiving. Since the ground wasn't frozen yet I just had to plow slow and pay attention to the blade, it would start to trip when it dug in the softer ground. After that storm I had no issue I would just bump the blade up a touch as the weather started getting warmer and the ground softer. I'm sure if I had shoes it would been a whole lot better. Overall I really like the plow, simple to operate and troubleshoot if a problem arises.