Just a heads up for anyone who owns a Shindaiwa EB8510RT backpack blower. I purchased one about a year ago and it ran fine for the first few months. Then after that time the throttle cable kept binding up and wouldnt let the machine idol down when you released the trigger. Come to find out these machines were coming through from the factory with a 2-piece cable. They were supposed to have a solid one-piece cable, not a two-piece. Now I own the 8510RT, which has the throttle on the tube not the hip. Im not sure if the hip models came through with the 2-piece cable also but you might want to mention it to your dealer. I ended up getting mine replaced for free and it works great now.