Have to say the Brushshark tree shear has exceeded our expectations. I say “our” expectations because my wife is a good operator as well and actually enjoys running it. I feel the bobcat/Brushshark combination is a safer piece of equipment than a chain saw. We are selectively clearing 150 acres of regrowth cedar. Other than one cut hose (my fault) the unit has work flawlessly. In fact on the Sunday when the hose broke, I contacted Mike and he was able to supply me with a new hose that very same day.