Craftsman 5hp trac. any good?

I am considering trading my Toro 8/24 for a Craftsman 5/24 trac. And I am wondering if they are any good. Now before you beat the crap out of me, let me explain. We don't get monster snow storms, but we do get enough that a snowblower is a good thing to have, especially since I take care of my elderly neighbors, and I would be shoveling all day.
I would rather my wife not clear the driveway, but there are times that it is necessary due to me being away. We had a 5/24 MTD a few years ago, and I sold it not realizing that she liked to use it. The Toro is a beast and a little difficult for her to handle. I think that 5hp is enough motor, I am just not sure about the unit all together.
The MTD had trigger steering, and was a breeze. Is the Craftsman trac easy to manuver?
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I am considering trading my Toro 8/24 for a Craftsman 5/24 trac. And I am wondering if they are any good. Now before you beat the crap out of me, let me explain. We don't get monster snow storms, but we do get enough that a snowblower is a good thing to have, especially since I take care of my elderly neighbors, and I would be shoveling all day.
I would rather my wife not clear the driveway, but there are times that it is necessary due to me being away. We had a 5/24 MTD a few years ago, and I sold it not realizing that she liked to use it. The Toro is a beast and a little difficult for her to handle. I think that 5hp is enough motor, I am just not sure about the unit all together.
The MTD had trigger steering, and was a breeze. Is the Craftsman trac easy to manuver?
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I had a Craftsman trac (can't remember the size) and traded it to my nephew for a same size wheel machine because I needed something more manueverable. That was a few years ago and probably the newer ones are better.
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