I was going to wait til later in the year to get a new blower, currently I have a pb403. Does ok job, but lately I have been getting really busy and have been wasting some time with the blowing (i.e. blower is a sissy and I have to go over some parts twice). I got a call for a new customer who wanted reg lawn service and also a big leaf clean up. Her lot has like 15 huge oaks and there was a good bit of leaves on the property. I figured like 8 hours, so i offered to do it for $400. I told her it would probably take me a couple of days because of other commitments, she said fine. THe first day I was getting killed with the 403. SO after an hour I was out of there and told myself, "now would be a good time to get that blower". I was debating between the Redmax 7001 and the Echo 650. After researching the Lawnsite, I choose the Echo. I recently bought a Echo trimmer, a 260-S and have a new appreciation for Echos higher end commercial stuff. I thought people were kidding on how much gas it uses. It does consume some fuel, kind of like my Chevy. But oh well, It is one bad A$$ blowing machine. I save so much time on my blowing it is incredible. I can literally squeeze 1-2 more jobs in, and as far as the leaf clean up. WOW, what a time saver. Oh yeah, when I went to buy it the salesman tried to sell me the 620 and said it wasnt much different. I figured if I was dropping some cash for a blower, I might as well drop 75 bucks more and get the big one. Go get one if you dont have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!