I used to try to keep cometetive with those 21" snappers. Piece of junk! bought 3 brand new ones in one year worked great for that year. By the second they were wearin' down. I steamed to my local dealer and bought 3 new Toro 21" since every one else was using them. They have by far lasted the best with the 2stroke motor. The suck as far as bagging. They hardly ever bogg when mulching. Trimmers: I prefer Echo I've used 2400srm for 5years run them 3-4 days a week no problems. blowers: Stihl I'have one going on it's 4th year yep it's on it's last leg but, i'll run it till it dies. Hedge trimmers: Echo are good but, vibrate alot, Stihl: HS 75 are heavy and wear me out. With stihl i kept loosing the screws in the bar assemly after loosing 5or 6 we put echo screws in it no problems now. Walk behinds: Gravely hmmm it was very slow a pro 40", then I bought a used Scag 32" w/velkey great machine excet it would wear your hands out. Snapper: hydro 36" I love it nop problems! great machine. I'm thinkin of buying a Dixon rider with the cone drive system. Anyone had bad experience with a Dixon?