Well, after looking at a number of different options, I went by one of my dealers yesterday to take another look at blowers/trimmers. After talking with him, I found that if I buy a carton of Redmax 2 cycle oil when I buy my equipment, I get a 2 year commercial warranty, rather than 1 year. Given that, and the pricing is almost the same, looks like I'll buy Redmax next week. Gooing to go Redmax on both the blowers/trimmers, as I find them both to be highly recommended here. Next Friday/Saturday, they are holding and open house; maintenance seminars; etc to kick off spring. I can get 10% off their regular prices. I'm not going to get the 'biggest' blower they have, but the slightly smaller one. Weighs almost 5 lbs. less, and the cfm at the tube end is only about 30-40 cfm smaller. Five pounds is a lot of difference (almost 25% heavier). Since I'm going to be using it also . . . . On another note, he made a very interesting point on ZTR's. While standing in the showroom, I pointed to a new ExMark 36" Walk Behind ZTR, and told him I'm probably going to be getting one from them. While I can certainly mow back yards with a 22" Toro trim mower, not the most efficient thing to do. Too many fences in the area with gates that my 48" Viking won't go through. His point was, that here in E. Texas, many people (in my market area) water their lawns regularly. A big ZTR (such as a Lazer), will weigh twice as much as a walk behind. Seems there is a fairly large problem with ruts in late spring/early summer.