Husqvarna (Redmax) backpack blowers. In particular the 180bt. I only have dealer support for Stihl and Husqvarna in my area (10-15miles). There are a few others that are 100 miles away or so, but who wants to drive that far for service. I have heard of issues with the stihl br600, it appears to be quite lite. I have heard that in the real world the Redmax is more powerful and possibly reliable....still a true 2 stroke. I am not trying to bash either. I just want to know if anyone has used the new Husqvarna 180bt and how they think it compares to the Stihl br600 in weight, power, and reliability? I think the dealers are about the same on service. I was quoted $479 for the br 600 and $499 for the husqvarna 180bt. Thanks for your input.