said by jp16:
I have a RedMax 4401. I purchased it when they were owned by Komatsu. They are now owned by Husqvarna. Also, from my research, RedMax has always made the Husqvarna blowers. I was originaly looking for a Sthil but my local power equpment dealer sold me on the RedMax. I did look at HD but noticed that their line of blowers was not as well made. I would never buy one from HD. Find a local equipment dealer and go there.
I've used RedMax and My brothers' business has a mix of RedMax and Echo (Someone in an apartment complex stole two RedMax blowers off one of the trucks a crew was at and needed quick replacements). RedMax's you can almost stand at one end of the driveway and blow it off without moving...