I have a Stihl Magnum 600 and this is a much better blower. The straps are more comfortable--especially the cross strap. It pushes more leaves, grass, pine straw etc. on a side by side comparison. The fuel tank is larger which makes refueling less frequent.
The optional flat nozzle is a waste of money. All in all this is great value for your money and Mowers at Jacks delivered a great product via UPS.