Lemme begin by saying I've been a Deere fan all my life. I have invested thousands into Deere equipment and have a trailer full of commercial green and yellow, literally. My intent is not to shoot Deere down as I know they have gotten some bad publicity here recently (seemingly from the posts I've read, even legitmate). I feel that posting this is an effective means to illuminate the problem and bring about change, which will help Deere be the company it is supposed to be. I remain proud, but am growing increasingly concerned and now impatient. My case: BP50 backpack blower (Kawi engine) needs a carb rebuild kit. About three weeks ago my Deere dealer ordered it. . .cannot get it. . .still on backorder from the distributor (I am told not the "Deere" distributor/having to get part from alternate distributor for whatever reason) as of today. Its been long enough. I've been using a HH blower since my BP when down, which sucks when I own a BP blower that I can't use because Deere doesn't have their game together. My only choice is to buy a whole new carb for $99 or replace the unit when a $10 rebuild kit is all I need! My point: this is not why I have payed top-dollar and stayed loyal to Deere, a company that has built its legacy on reliable products and great customer service. BTW, my Deere dealer is "excellent" and I realize this is not their fault. They have always been great and gone above the call of duty to keep me running. However, this is obviously out of their hands. I'm the customer and I don't care who the kit has to come from, it shouldn't have taken more than a day. It is up to Deere to see that it is available. I would be more understanding if I were asking for some part from 40 years ago or if they had to go to Mars to get it or something. All I need is a simple carb rebuild kit.:blob1: PS If anyone knows where I can get a rebuild kit please let me know.