First year in the business and need to add a commercial trimmer & BP blower. I don't have a Redmax or Shindaiwa dealer any where near me so that leaves me with Echo, Stihl, Husky, JD. I looked at the Echo SRM 230 & 260 and Stihl FS80 and 85, and a lighter duty FS55 that the guy said is a good dependable trimmer. For BP blowers I looked at various models of both Stihl & Echo. What's the opinion out there? I know I'll get good and bad about both but they're priced about the same so just need to know what's reliable and best bang for the buck. Thanks guys, great website and since I'm in Minnesota, still looking forward to my first cut next week. Have one more spring clean up this weekend. Also, just have 7 accounts so far with very minimal marketing, mostly from just getting touch with "people in the know". Starting out part-time for this year and keeping my full time sales gig (tired of sitting behind a desk all day everyday) until the account base gets built up. Will do snowplowing in the winter, any suggestions as for tricks of the trade I should consider? Besides "don't get into this business" ha,ha,ha.