Earlier this week when I was at my dealer picking up some things, he started joking around and asked me if I wanted a vac for a ZTR. I told him (and he knew) that I did not have 1 so it was pointless. He showed me this bluebird vac unit and showed me that the whole housing and impeller fan was damaged and broken. After taking a look at this fan, it looked a lot thinner and cheapily made than I would have expected. He said it was one reason why he stopped selling bluebird products and switched over to ryan for aerators and such. I have not gotten that close of a view at any other products bluebird makes but I remember another LS member talking about possible broken tines on a bluebird aerator he had. For those of you that have used different brands including bluebird, lesco, ryan, husqvarna, etc; who do you think makes a tougher machine. Was the blower I saw just a bad egg in the dozen or does this seem to be a common flaw of bluebird products? Any and all comments welcome.