I tell you Saturday I am working my arse off get done with a job and all I have had recently was a loaner handheld echo blower. No flaming this was just while I rebuild my equipment from the hurricane. The damn fuel line kept breaking on me recently and it did it saturday for the last time. Get done with the job and the SOB won't keep primed due to the crack again. So I ran to my dealer and they just got the 06' Stihl 550 blower in and I fell in love and bought it on the spot.....it has made my life so much easier all I can say is pick this bad boy up if you have the opportunity it won't let you down.