Hi there, My backpack blower died in he middle of a job and I need to get new one. 400-450$ tops. I figured I ask the PROS. which blower would you recommend. The desisted one was Echo PB-60HT. Felt heavy but worked. I have 30 residential accts and I am looking for something with decent power to use it for fall clean up. How are the stihl 550 they are in my range but thats a new model for I am looking for input.