I picked it up Christmas Eve and after the hour drive I had to stop at one of my accounts and blow off the lot in the rain. Man I should have bought one a long time ago. What took me 1 hr 10 minutes with a Stihl Handhled blower took me about 16 minutes with this thing. I almost sent a 18" chunk of 2x6 through the front window of this dealership! OOPS I never thought that they would send heavy objects airborn! I would highly recommend one of these to anyone ! They have alot of power! I love it.