At one of my local dealers today.... and on the counter I saw a stack of flyers... There is a new company making leaf loaders called "Monster" So, the curious guy I am, saw that their factory is right in CT. Called the owner/manager and I got a tour and to see them! These are WELL MADE MACHINES. They offer a built in serrated saw tooth impeller that are laser cut. High torque with smaller engines (I think they offer 18-29hp). They offer open bolt impeller housing for easy access. Heavy duty, good strong welds, nothing flimsy! They're pretty quiet and they have a LOT of power, but obviously I wasn't able to test it at the factory with leaves. Has a 14:1 ratio of compaction. Im getting a 29hp skid mounted model and I think the price was right about $5700 plus sales tax. I'm still in the market, but if anyone has used them, please let me know.