I just purchased a 270 for $420.00. The first time I used it was on a residential account. I thought this is a very good trimer. Starts on the first pull and makes quick work of the grass next to the fence. ...........Then I did a farm site I take care of. I haven't trimmed this place all year. Some of the weeds are four feet high and the thistles are an inch thick at there base well this 270 is not just a good trimmer. It is one heck of a bush-hog!!!!!! It is nothing less than awesome. I don't even want to use my DC any more this thing is too much fun..