Just got a Redmax 8000 too. That thing rocks. It definitely has the power. But it's a big friggin' machine! I couldn't even fit it in the back of my truck. I don't mow anymore. My job involves giving estimates, doing business errands, checking up on jobsites, etc. But I like to carry a few tools with me in the back of my truck anyway, just in case. Well, I have a nice Tanneau cover on the bed of my truck and this damn Redmax blower is so friggin' big that it won't fit inside my truck with the tanneau cover on. No matter if I turn it sideways or whatever - it's just too big. I've never had that problem before. All my other blowers fit just fine. So now I have to give the blower I bought for myself to one of my crews to use. Oh well. It's still a nice machine. Glad I bought it.