I have received the unit and assembled it, but it will not be put into real service until the falling-leaf season. It arrived with no obvious shipping damage, in spite of abysmally inadequate crating. One of the weak tie-downs to the support pallet had
broken, allowing the unit to float inside the remarkably flimsy crate. I credit the freight company with the fact of no obvious shipping damage. The unit looks like it will do the job but the owner's manual is not even barely adequate--for example there is
no information on steps required to change the drive belts. This operation, incidentally, looks like a big deal, because a from look at the parts list it appears that it involves removing the fan assembly. Not a good design here
for something as wear-prone as a v-belt. Whoever makes the warning labels should learn how to spell, e.g: "receptacle". "Receptical" just does not cut the mustard, and it's staring you right in the face in the operator position. A better design would allow
the fan to be turned on and off with the engine running. My rating of "average" may improve once I have used the unit, but right now it looks "average" or possibly slightly even less.