Whats the matter with you? Go spend the extra 30 bucks and treat yourself to double the blowing power for crying out loud. I spoil myself with the best tools possible, there ain't no way I'm going to cheap out on the tool I use the most. You'll save so much time you could raise your price and take on more work. I had the extra cost of the new blower justified in about a day. The truck and trailer are a different story, I get by with mine. BTW, leaves suck. i got 2 weeks of cleanups still scheduled, and almost 8 inches of snow on the ground. Just hope it doesn't melt on christmas day.