My wife and I have had great success with our small lawn service consisting of 10-13 yards on average. We started out having 7 yards handed to us by her father. So far we have operated off of two non-commericial 21' craftsman and troy-built mowers. As I have done my research I had been thinking about upgrading equipment for next year and going to 30-40 yards. But that has nothing to do with what I did today.... I know everyone is against Craftsman and items that are for regular home users cause they will break down easily. But my wife just took a job at Sears and I saw that I could get the $600 leaf vac that I have had my eye on for 2 years now for 20% off combining a sale and employee discount. I thought it would make doing leaves much easier for us and would allow me to get leaves out of bushes with much more ease. BOY WAS I WRONG. The bag on the thing is a joke and it can't even suck up a sweetgum ball, which was my main reason for getting it other than leaves. I made it halfway through a neighbors front yard, which is quite small, then had to run an erran, and came back and now the damn thing will not even run properly. It only comes up to about half idle. I am only posting this and opening myself up to humiliation in hopes that maybe I can stop someone else out there from buying one of these. Its going back tomorrow and the money will be spent on buying commercial equipment, and advertising in the spring. I will be buying 2 Toro 20058 21' commerical mowers, and if we get up enough accounts I will spring for a 36' walk behind. We will be purchasing an Echo blower. Has anyone tried the Echo that is a blower and a vac. I would like something for getting leaves out of those pesky bushes.