This Yard-Man 24" two-stage snow thrower comes equipped with a push-button electric starting system. Also featuring a 6-speed forward, 2-speed reverse propulsion system to match all snow conditions, and a 208cc PowerMore OHV 4-cycle engine, this unit can clear snowfalls up to 10" deep. Its aluminum gear case is protected by the auger's sheer pins and bow-tie clips. This way, if a rigid object is struck inadvertently and a sheer pin sheers, you can continue to finish your driveway with the remaining flight on that side, and repair it when you're finished. Perfect for smooth or gravel driveways, walkways, and patios, this unit is tough and rugged enough to get the job done.