One last question for everybody. About a year ago I bought a used Echo PB-602 backpack blower off of a guy goin out of business. Now I think it's ready to go because it shuts off continuously and everything is just going wrong cause it's like 3 years old. Anyway I have researched several top-of-the-line bp blowers and have narrowed down my choices to another Echo or a Stihl. Echo blowers are more powerful than the Stihl's but I don't really like the things on the Echo like the non see-thru gas tank and most of their models are side mount. I hear that tube mounts are alot better in cases of like clearing leaves out of beds and small ares. I also want a looped tube handle. Waht's your opinion?