I have been talking about getting a new blower lately now I have no choice, I got a call last night from a neighbors saying the dogs where barking and they saw someone trotting away from my truck with a backpack on. I looked and everything seemed OK. Then with the day light I see my blower is missing! The only tool that is not locked. So the backpack the thief was wearing was my blower. The funny thing is about that blower is its the biggest peace of crap I have ever used! It has a Kawasaki engine the only thing on it I can recognize, no brand name or model number anywhere on it a weighs a ton, has no power, yesterday it developed a leak in the gas tank. I bought it about a year and a half ago from some tree trimmers at a job for $60.00 The only reason I used it was my good Green Machine blower died of old age and I just got used to this heavy piece of crap. I know that Kawasaki are good engines its the only good thing on it. So I'm really not going to miss it. Redmax 8000 here I come!