I was going to suggest a Dolmar 245.4U, as well. I think it would fit your needs very well. Finding a stocking dealer, in my area, has been an issue. Better call, before you head out to yours. The Honda looks to be a big, honking beast of a machine. It's another ~3lbs heavier and quite a bit more expensive. How much is too much, for what you're going to do with it? I wouldn't have another 4-mix. My BR600 is probably hitting CL, next spring.