I went to my local rental shop the other day interested in getting a roller for the month of april. It was going to cost me 630.00 for the month. This is for a 1 1/4 ton stow with an 11 or 13 horse honda. The man then offered me a 4 year old 1 1/4 ton stow, with a 8 horse honda for 800.00. I'm not so sure it is such a good idea to buy from a rental shop. Can anyone give me a rundown of how to check one of these things over. Things that break most commonly, parts prone to wear, life expectancy of this machine ect.. Thanks.