I bought an MTD and paid over $600 for it, it's a 2 stage. I used it 4 times.
The Manuel says "to store for the season remove all fuel from the tank" I did that. Next season, it didn't work. I called Menards, they said to call MTD. I bought an extended warranty.
I called MTD and they said, without looking at it "You must have put bad gas in it". I told them they're setting me up and I know they're not going to fix it. They then said "did you run the engine until the gas ran out?" I replied "that's NOT what your operating pamphlet says, it said ONLY to remove the fuel". Needless to say, I have an extremely expensive snowblower that doesn't work.
I will NEVER buy anything from Menards or MTD again. Both are guilty.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.