got a ford 120 with the single stage 38" thrower. after painting the chute to have a clean rust free surface, i still turned the air blue with many bad words as the chute kept pluging when i was gently feeding it into the snow. as i can use bad words in 5 languages (i speak fluent "construction") i finally decided if it was useless as a @#%$@& thrower i would use it as a ^#^%& plow, and rammed it into the snow. it blew the plug clear and began throwing snow like it was meant to be. trick i then learned is that you do not baby these things, keep them loaded up and they will work.
as far as wet snow is concerned have not tried this one yet, but do remember an old 2 stage walk behind i had with a 10hp? briggs and straton on it. got into some serious wet stuff with that and the old thing got down on her knees and grunted out a sausage of slush and didnt stop. from northern ontario i still think a 2 stage is superior, however my new 42" walk behind is sitting gathering dust, as this old garden tractor is now too much fun. i just need a beer... i mean coffee heh, heh, holder on it