I went to my local equipment dealer today with the intention of buying one of the new Sthil split shaft and several attachments to go along with it. The idea of one engine to service split among so many attachments was appealing. I have been doing business with the guy along time. We have purchased enough mowers and power tools to be put on a fleet account. Well the guy told me to hold off for now. Seems the Sthil has a vibration problem. He said it was very uncomfortable to use. Sthil is aware of it and is working on it now. Wanted to post this just incase your dealers are not as forthcoming with information.