my blower fell off the trailer today (dont ask why) fell from about five feet high and I was going about 50mph. It tumbled, rolled, slid for about 75 feet . Picked it up had a few scuff marks on it. got to the job and started right up! These thing are rock solid! oh yeah it was only used twice so i was initially p'd when it fell but its fine! So if your rough on your equipment like me lol get a Redmax!