Well let's get it going rit chere (right here, but with the redneck southern North Carolina dialect). If you own or plan to own a Snapper, burn the sum'bitch and forget about it. I'm tired of workin on these things. The rear axles are a PITA! That and they're VERY messy. If you do own a small engine and by some chance need a part for it, don't leave the house until you have a MODEL NUMBER. There are ELEVENTY-BILLION VARIATIONS of a 5 HP Briggs engine and I don't have the mental capacity to know what that little piece in your hand fits. McCulloch was a great company in it's Hey-day, but it filed for bankruptcy. Fast forward a few years. The name "McCulloch" was purchased by some slant-eyed chinky bastards across the big pond and have proceeded to manufacture horrible products under what was a good name. Stay away from this name. Murray has filed for bankruptcy. It's Chapter 11, so they're "restructuring" their company. I doubt it will turn out for the best. Meanwhile, Briggs $ Stratton, one of Murray's biggest suppliers, is without a major buyer. Foresight 20-20, it could get ugly. Weed Eater and Poulan are the same company. Poulan's junk is yellow and Weed Eater's equally produced junk is green. Both are crap and should be avoided entirely. If you think you need a piece of lawn equipment and this fits your budget, pass on the deal. Need more proof? The next time you're in Wal-Mart or Lowe's or wherever the hell they sell this garbage, pick up and inspect one of this company's hedge clippers. If you look carefully, you will find a silver tag on it somewhere that has some company info on it and possibly one of these ALL-IMPORTANT model numbers. Read the fine print! I am almost willing to bet that you will find a section that says, "Durability: 50 hours." If you have even a fourth of a brain, you will interpret this as, "This company manufactures a product that is only supposed to last 50 hours." Now is where you have to make a decision. You can spend the money and buy this piece of equipment and use it. If it lasts the 50 hours or more, GREAT! You have successfully thrown your hard-earned money into a hole, poured gas on it, lit it with a Zippo, then pissed it out before it even got burning good. If it doesn't last 50 hours, there's a VERY GOOD chance that it's still under warranty. Get it fixed, then continue the 50 hour meter. Expect the same result as the other money-hole-burning-pisser as before. Take my advice and buy a quality piece of equipment the first time or use common hand tools. You WILL thank me in the end! Aight, my rant's over for today. Expect to hear from me again.