Havent posted here in a while! I have an opertunity to buy a 8hp leaf loader. I am not sure if its something that will work ok or not. If i go slow with the leaves and just let the machine load and not jam the suction hose into a pile of leaves will i be ok? I know that with wet leaves i wil have to go even slower if not use barrels and tarps. But for dry leaves wil it be ok? I will be honest i really want a 16 hp one but its just not the buget this year and i really want a loader. I am planing on buying a new or newer 16 hp one next year. Thanks in advace for all of the information.