It does have some punch power for sure, everything is wet so I bet on a dry day this thing will crank. I did use it stationary today as I fired up the backpack blower with a rake in the other hand, works great on fence lines, flower beds, etc.....
Only thing I found that first using the Goat that it doesn't get every last bit as I would with a backpack on, so I been going back over an area as I clear out the majority, that way my quality is not suffering. But wow it moves stick, acorns......anything that's not bolted down.....lol
That's funny running 2 backpack's......do whatever it takes to get the job done right and efficiently.