Howdy guys, I currently run all echo stuff, and I am going to get my first back pack blower this fall. I like all my echo stuff fine and the dealer here is top-notch, however I think from my research here on lawnsite I might go with the red-max 8001. My question is a fuel question. I run the echo mix for all my 2 cycle stuff, will the echo mix work for the 8001 or am I going to need to have a can just for the red-max stuff. And if so what do you recommend for using as the mix for the 8001 blower. I have also entertained getting the echo-755 and just keeping things simpler on the trailer. My only concern about going with the red-max is that the dealer here in town does not seem to be as knowledgable about the product as say you guys. I ask him what he thinks about the red-max blowers and he says he mainly promotes what most of the guys are using in the area, which at his shop is stihl. Would the indefference of this dealer make any of you nervous. Part of me thinks just because he might not understand the product does not mean it is not worth getting. Any advice from you pros would be appreciated. One final thought, I think the echo place would be faster at servicing equipment, but I am a solo so I keep my stuff in pretty good order.