I have been using handheld blowers since I started and they have done a pretty good job. This upcoming fall I will have quite a few leaf removal jobs, one which involves blowing out the ditch on a cemetery road. I don't think my little handheld blowers can handle a big pile of wet leaves going uphill, so I think its time to upgrade to a backpack. I want a older 2-Stroke model, so I will be buying used. I have been looking at this nice BR-420 locally, the man only wants $200 for it. Is that a pretty good price, I am going to offer him $180 and see if he bites. Does anyone have this model or one close to it? Are they pretty powerful? All input is greatly appreciated, Thanks!