So I am in the market for an inexpensive blower and need some opinions on which route to go. This will be used strictly for residential use maintaining a 1/3 of an acre. However with that being said, I have a yard full of trees so I need something that is capable of blowing heavy mulberry leaves as well as tremendous quantities of sycamore and cottonwood leaves. My trash mulberry is approx 40' tall and with a 40' wide canopy. The sycamores (2) and the cottonwood are all about 90' tall. Also have a pecan and a couple of American Elms. So as you can imagine I have to deal with quite a few leaves. With all this being said, I am looking for a blower that is very dependable and is strong enough to handle these leaves...but I am also asking the in-laws for this for Xmas so price is a concern as well...trying to stay right around $150. Yes, I am asking for a lot for a little So here are my choices so far...please give your feedback: 1) Stihl BG55 - 27cc, 140mph, 430cfm, and 69db, I think around $130-$150. 2) Echo PB200 - 21cc, 145mph, 350cfm, and 65db, $159. 3) RedMax - 25cc, 127mph, 363cfm, and 73db, about $159 I think. It seems like there are a bunch of RedMax fans on here, but based on the manufacturer specs (not sure how accurately they measure though), it appears as though the Stihl and Echo have slight performance advantages. Please provide some feedback based on real world use and opinions as well.