Mine only has a few hours on it too...just doesn't work with my operation. I have a dump trailer like you and work solo in fall. Basically I have to pick between having the mower or the vac with me and I'd rather have the mower. I load my Lazer into the dump trailer, grind the leaves up and bag them, dump them in the front of trailer and mower in back. Getting all the leaves to my trailer from back yards was just too much of a pain, and it's not like using the loader isn't work. You either have to manhandle the nozzle or lay it down and feed it with a rake. And by the time I finish with my regular lawncare customers I don't have time to chase piles. If I had a dump truck it would work out better for me.