I am just using an old Echo PB210 blower right now, a handheld version. I am wondering how much more powerful a backpack is. Mine feels weaker than ever too, it takes me way too long to get done with my lawns because of it. However, I don't know if I can justify the cost by the end of the summer. It may allow me to get a few more lawns done each week possibly, then by the end of the summer it would be. Does Husqvarna have a deal right now that if you buy a mower you get $50 off a trimmer or blower? I thought I saw that, but now I can't find it. I just bought a walk-behind from them too, so hopefully they do. What kind of mph and cfm ratings to I need to get close to. I know I want something 40 or more ccs so that it blows really hard. I want to be able to get the blowing done in a few minutes total. Its taking me at least 5 minutes right now. What brands and models are the best for the money and are powerful? Thanks.