I've got a Husky backpack blower that I have used hard for 4 years now and its bulletproof. Tons of power, blows harder than Monica. I havent even changed the rope yet. I've been running on Amsoil synthetic 100:1 and haven't had 1 problem. Wish I could say that for my Kohler.
Trimmer,I bought a Husky 322L Grass Trimmer and the 225H60 Hedge Trimmer. Love both units. Example, last year had Weed-Eater brand hedge trimmer and the first job of the year it broke down. All in all it took 5HRs to do the job. Same job site this year with the Husky took only 3.5 HRS. I'm very pleased with the performance. Knocked 1.5HRs off time it took last year to do the same job. So YES I would buy Husquvarna Equipment. Just my opinion. Mowman