[QUOTE=smitty's lawncare;4551202]shindaiwa for sure hands down. if you want to work harder than you alredy do, you can get a big bulky heavy stihl....but if you are anything like me, i dont want to pack around that weight all day. stihl is best for heavy duty use...not for lawcare in my opinion. Plus, shindaiwa will not put such a dent in your pocketbook! best of luck to ya![/QUOTE]
In my area it's just the opposite. You will definitely pay more for Shindy than you will for Stihl. You can't lump the entire country together like that. Things vary by region.