On the same house I pulled the starting cord to start teh Echo Backpack blower. The cord popped out of my hand and snaped back breaking the choke valve. Then buddy raked up a small pile of leaves and the other guy ran over it with my brand new super recycler, there was a metal thing in the pile and now I have a huge gash on one side of the mower deck. IT broke the deck from just behind the front wheel into the side chute discharge and about 4 inches on the other side of that. I only got one blower and one lawn mower to, do you tihnk it would be prudent to buy a home cheapo recycler as a spare or, when this one is repaired (I assume the warranty will cover it, reguardless it has to get fixed) should I try and upgrade to a proline or another super recycler 20057 model? we were using it to scoop up grass and stuff for spring clean up.