I'm planning for the next winter as it may be early this year up here in Alaska. It's in the 40's now and I think I saw some snow on the mountains already. Anyway has anyone got experience with using both the single and double auger snow blowers? I have only used the double auger larger snow blower(87") and it has worked well in deep snow and drifts and it seems to cut right thru 3 ft and more drifts. I priced the single auger snowblowers and they are a lot cheaper. I can see them working fine in a one foot snow but will they work with 3ft or higher hard packed drifts? Some of you must have used both types and have an idea with the double is worth the extra money. Thanks I wish you could send us some of your heat.