so I was/am in the same boat but I am comparing husky to Stihl. Husky is cheaper but you don't have the power that Stihl does and husky telescopes about 2ft further. Stihl is pretty well balanced out that I felt. Still havnt made a decision yet.
1997 Ram 1500
2005 Ram 2500 HO Cummins
2014 K&K 20ft landscape trailer
2013 x739 4x4 with 54in HC deck / 60in HD Broom
2011 Toro Grandstand 48in