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bob
03-06-2001, 10:55 PM
The most powerfull backpack blower isn't a Shindaiwa or Redmax. It's a Vandermolen 850BTx. Look on page 58 of Turf magazine. It has a 48.7hp Kawasaki engine! Thats something like 1hp for each cc of engine displacement!

[Edited by bob on 03-07-2001 at 03:09 AM]

LoneStarLawn
03-06-2001, 11:06 PM
I think I will stick with my Shindaiwa...I stick to manufactorers that have been around for awhile and have been field tested for many years. What is the cfm on that?

bob
03-06-2001, 11:10 PM
Alan, Please re-read the thread.

awm
03-06-2001, 11:15 PM
One hp per cc.You are pointing out a misprint
I hope.I dont get the magazine so couldnt look
for myself.Id like to see who would make that claim.
Me thinks VANDERMOLEN GOT HIT BY OLE MARTY J TOO.

LoneStarLawn
03-06-2001, 11:17 PM
I read it the first time..What point are you trying to make?

joshua
03-06-2001, 11:47 PM
are you sure its 48.7 hp, that doesn't seem right to me, but i could be wrong.

weve
03-07-2001, 12:03 AM
Bob,
Check out this site on Vandermolen blowers:
http://www.wikco.com/Blowers1.html
The engine is 48.7cc.

LoneStarLawn
03-07-2001, 12:08 AM
Model 850BTX Backpack Blower
Engine: 48.7cc 2 cycle Kawasaki engine, C.A.R.B / EPA Compliant
Air Volume: 750 CFM (cubic feet per minute)
Air Speed: 225 mph
Weight: 19.4 lbs.
Idle/Max Rpm: 3200/7800
Ignition: Electronic
Starter: Automatic recoil
Carburator: Walbro diaphragm with primer for quick starting
Fuel: 50:1 Gasoline/Oil Mix
Fuel Tank: 2 liters (.53 gallon) translucent
Running Time: 1.5 hrs. at full throttle
Noice Level: 70 Db(a)
Dimensions: L (without hose and pipes) x W x H 13 3/4 inches x 17 1/2 inches x 17 3/4 inches
Back Support: Ergonomic with waist strap
Dry Weight: 19 1/4 lbs. (complete with pipes)
Ship Weight: 22 lbs.

KirbysLawn
03-07-2001, 12:31 AM
Lighten up, Bob was joking about the misprint showing 47 hp.

LoneStarLawn
03-07-2001, 12:36 AM
I figured that after reading the stats...some of us have not recieved TURF yet so some could not tell if he was joking or not. It is hard to understand when someone is joking by what they type (unless they type LOL or J/K). I have never heard of the machine as well as others so some may have been dismayed by what bob wrote.

Eric ELM
03-07-2001, 12:36 AM
I was noticing that too, sure would be neat to get that much HP out of a small engine like that. :D

The Shin 62cc has 3.9 HP, but the magazine writers make mistakes just like us posters do. ;)

Yardworks
03-07-2001, 12:37 AM
So what is the best backpack blower to get? I'm in the market. What CFM should I shoot for and what air speed? Lastly how much $$ is it going to cost me?

lawnboy11
03-07-2001, 12:46 AM
That is basically a John Deere backpack (or vice versa), I think. I have one and it's great, JD that is. Light/strong.

KirbysLawn
03-07-2001, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by Yardworks
So what is the best backpack blower to get? I'm in the market. What CFM should I shoot for and what air speed? Lastly how much $$ is it going to cost me?

Do a search, 112 post on the topic. Here, I did the search:

http://www.lawnsite.com/search.php?query=best+backpack+blower&forumchoice=1&booleanand=yes&searchin=all&searchdate=-1&searchuser=&searchdateline=&exactname=yes&action=dosearch&getdaily=&pagenum=

Keith
03-07-2001, 12:52 AM
Cooooolll :D 48.7 Hp! That oughta blow at like 2000mph. It'll probably move like 6...7,000 cubic feet of air a minute. And only 20 lbs. I am putting my blowers on Ebay right now. i gotta get one of these beasts :D On second thought, it might be a little hard to breath around the thing with the amount of air it could move :D

Lee Homan
03-07-2001, 08:38 AM
I think it has verticle thrusters too just in case the areas your blowing are to far to walk to. He,he,he.

SDF250
03-07-2001, 10:37 AM
you will love it i find that some times i can blow the street and the walk at the same time and you can blow grass out of get from like 10-15 feet away

TLS
03-07-2001, 11:15 AM
Echo is releasing my next blower real soon...the PB-650. 630 cfm [pipe] and 205 mph! It has a 63.3 cc engine and is only 21 lbs with pipes. Looks like a real powerhouse. That will almost double my current Echo backpacks cfm's and beat the mph by 30!

joshua
03-07-2001, 02:31 PM
lonestar, thanks for the stats, it sounds like a beast. but in a year or 2 in will be just average. did they include a price on the blower?