I was just curious about this - it seems most people use either RedMax, Shindaiwa, Stihl, Echo, Husqvarna, or Tanaka trimmers and backpack blowers. Once in a while I see obscure brands like Dolmar, Vandermolen, Maruyama, Makita, Kawasaki, Solo, etc. Any diamonds in the rough out there that we should know about? I worked on a golf course that had a John Deere backpack blower that held up for a pretty long time. Big company, but very minor presence in 2-stroke equipment.