I am about to purchase a new blower and my local dealer has suggested I purchase a Maruyama unit. He has been carrying them for about 5 years and says they appear to him to be among the best on the market. I will be replacing a couple of Echo units. I bought the Echo from him and he still handles Echo. Then in the Spring I plan to purchase a couple of trimmers to replace the Echo units I bought from him. Again, he is suggesting Maruyam and says he can get me a better price this fall rather than in the spring. I am wondering is any of you have had any experience with this maruyam brand and whether you think it is a good choice.