Went to dealer today and was poking around. Was looking at Tanaka's 2017 line, and boy they have made some changes. They have a new TCG24ECPSL 24cc trimmer and we weighed it in there on a scale. WITH the cutting head and shield the total weight was 8.7 POUNDS!!! That makes this the lightest commercial trimmer available for 2017 that I know of at least. They upgraded the grips to neopreem which is much more comfortable than the traditional plastic. They also put a more powerful engine on this unit. I'm not sold on the stock hand grip, but they introduced a new hand grip for $18 which is exactly like Echo's. Trimmer cost is $349 retail. If I get enough likes on this , I will buy one and do a video review and put it on my work forum (below).