I have a big leaf clean-up job to do this fall. Presently I have a 6 year old Fradan blower with a 9HP Briggs Vanguard engine. It still runs alright, however it did give me some problems the other day starting, and I believe it is losing power. I also have a 9 year old Billy Goat blower with a 5HP Briggs engine which also runs, but barely has any power. The place I am going to be cleaning up is basically a forest. I would like to try out the new Little Wonder blowers with the Hondas. My question is though, which is a better machine to purchase? The 9HP Honda, or the 13HP Honda? I would appreciate it if you people could give me your opinions on both. I know that the 13HP machine will probably be around $1,400 but I am not sure.