I’ve been browsing the forums and seen plenty of these posts but each post usually says it depends on the property. Thus, I’ve attached a plan of the property. It’s just a draft I have been working on so it’s not pretty. Anyway, I do volunteer work on this property (it’s a charity) and they don’t have any good yard work equipment so I’ve been buying them some. I need a leaf blowing solution. The property is 1.65 acres. Everything slopes towards the house. 0.5 acres are just trees and unused. 0.5 acres are just their huge asphalt driveway. the rest is the house and the yards. There is also a pool. Anyway all they have is an electric blower and I recently fixed their very old gas powered leaf blower but it is pathetic (it keeps cutting off and won’t reach full power). Been trying to tune it but I’m done with the thing. Took me 2 hours to do the backyard alone and with the thing. I need something heavy duty and I am prepared to spend up to $500. I found a used Little Wonder 8 hp for $500 and I am leaning towards that and using the other leaf blowers for the decks and such. I have to make a decision Fast because this blower is in Atlanta and I’m only here until Saturday for Thanksgiving. The big professional backpack leaf blowers have similar specs to these push behind blowers but I’ve never used one. Since, I’ve got 2 weak leaf blowers I was thinking about going with the push-behind. There is a leaf collection service the city offers so I will have to push all the leafs in the yard uphill towards the street. What do you guys recommend?