Scottslawn,do yourself a favor and buy your equipment form a dealer in your area. If it only costs a couple hundred dollars difference you will be farther ahead in the long run. Say it brakes down the first time out,do you think the dealer is going to push everthing else aside to work on a machine you didn't purchase from him? Probablly NOT. You could be out of business for days or weeks,how much money did you save,or in this case lose? My dealer gives loaners if you buy from him,be it mowers,trimmers,clippers ect. Well hope you get the picture.