What equipment you buy mostly depends upon the availability of dealers. some brands that will have dealers in your area that have really reliable products are
* do not buy from home depot or any other big box.
- Bob- Cat
- havent heard anything good about Cub Cadet.
- Commercial John Deere -- not the Home Depot sh*t
You will be safe with any of these brands. ** just do not buy from any stores Like Home Depot or Lowes or any Big BOx stores. Most of thier stuff is chinese nock off and the Echo equipment is referbrished used equipment. (everything is new beside the engine.**