Recently I purchased a model VCB1102E, walk behind chipper vac. I wanted to share some observations. My first observation after easily assembling the handle, controls, and bag hanger it that this machine “SUCKS” the leaves right off the ground. I could not be more pleased with the unit. I must say I am pleased beyond my expectations and I work this unit hard. Nice job and my congratulations, I am not easily impressed and do not give praise unless it is deserved. This unit is awesome for my situation and has shortened my leaf season by 25% easily. Thank you for building good equipment in the USA. That is a consideration of mine for purchases.