I run a Mag and agree that about once a season, something small is failing on the machine. But PG has always gotten me the parts in a timely manner....albeit with expensive shipping and $ high dollar part cost.
My machine has 600+ hours and I would say overall has been pretty reliable. Perhaps you got a lemon?
I do think there is still a market for articulating machines, esp on smaller yards with tighter areas where those big Z's cannot get into.
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