Used the new toy over the weekend. I"m really happy with the results. Since the leaves aren't very deep yet I would have expected it to suck them all up and it did just that. Definatly need to wear ear protection since the motor is right behind me. It really chopped the leaves up as well. I used the "dumper", next time I'm going to used the dividers in the cart and see how that works. Working out all of the bugs before I have to do it for real at a customers yard. I'm glad that I went with C.R. rather than Trac Vac, C.R. backs up like a dream. It's alittle weird turning when you are going forward because of the hard mount - you just have to make a wider turn.