Thanks for the reply. I did check with my supsersod store here in Augusta (I'm purchasing all my sod and plant materials from them for the landscaping), they don't carry the Allett mowers here. I like the cartridge system, but have not seen many good reviews from owner- broken throttle levers, broken throttle cables, broken clutch cables, etc. Not sure if these are isolated issues and would like to hear from more Allett owners about there experience. Seems like the California Trimmer has good reviews and support is readily available (but sadly no cartridge system).
I appreciate some Allett owner chiming in and letting me know the good and bad.