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beaver29
08-21-2005, 07:13 PM
I'm looking at buying a new blower which blower would you'll recommend?

Lazer_Z
08-21-2005, 07:18 PM
Handheld or Back Pack?

What dealers do you have in your area?

What do you see other landscapers using?

Me personally I would look at Echo,Red Max &Shindaiwa those seem to be the big 3. You could also use the search feature this topic has been talked about more times than I can remember. And all the info you find should keep you busy reading for a few days.

Good luck

Rob

lawnmaniac883
08-21-2005, 09:39 PM
If backpack, get the Redmax 8000. Just got mine last thursday. So much power, great blower. If you want one, call travis at landscape supply.

Sharp Services
08-26-2005, 05:53 AM
I try to buy REdmax when I can. There stuff never lets me down.

Good Luck,

Tvov
08-26-2005, 08:23 AM
Handheld or Back Pack?

What dealers do you have in your area?



+1

DON'T bother with a handheld, jmho. Most commercial blowers are very similar, go with what your nearest dealer who you like dealing with carries.

I have had great experience using Echo backpack blowers.

stevesmowing
08-26-2005, 09:50 AM
redmax or shindaiwa

mowingtowing
08-26-2005, 03:06 PM
my echo pb650 is awsome, better then my stihl 420. Dont have expirence with redmax...

Joe721
08-26-2005, 08:11 PM
Echo very reliable, but then again I havent really used others.

FordManKubotaDreamer
11-06-2005, 09:56 AM
Stihl Here
:p :p :p

Precision
11-06-2005, 11:59 AM
The differences between top end blowers of each manufacturer are more cosmetic or user preference.

The big blowers from Stihl, Redmax, Shindiawa are all good blowers, Echo as well, but I personally have had problems with them, but know others who love them.

The most important thing is to match the blower to your usage. The Redmax 8000 might be the strongest thing out there. Do you do a lot of leaf work or sweeping parking lots? If not you can probably save $100-150 per unit by getting something less and also save on weight and fuel consumption.

For my mow and blow company I will be buying Stihl BR 340's because they are $100 cheaper than the BR420 and work just fine for blowing off driveways and that is all the will ever be used for.

Jpocket
11-06-2005, 12:01 PM
REDMAX Nuff sed

Justcutitshort
11-06-2005, 12:32 PM
REDMAX Nuff sed

Yeah........

Cigarcop
11-06-2005, 12:37 PM
[QUOTE=Precision]The differences between top end blowers of each manufacturer are more cosmetic or user preference.


The most important thing is to match the blower to your usage. The Redmax 8000 might be the strongest thing out there. Do you do a lot of leaf work or sweeping parking lots? If not you can probably save $100-150 per unit by getting something less and also save on weight and fuel consumption.[QUOTE=Precision]

Good post,

I have two BR600 mostly for leaf jobs, I also have 4 older echo pb400's that are just enough for blowing off sidewalks, driveways, ect. I even use a small echo handheld sometimes.

As stated above it all depends on what you need it to do.

dcondon
11-06-2005, 05:03 PM
REDMAX Nuff sed

Yup, EBZ 8000:cool2: :cool2:

QualityLawnCare4u
11-06-2005, 05:31 PM
I have been happy with my echo BP but it did have to have a new carb when it had less than 2 hours of use. Dealer support on the echo is great, my stihl (also toro) dealer and shindawa suck and both have a crappy attitude. I don't care how good a product is, I'm not buying from an azz.

lawnboy dan
11-06-2005, 05:42 PM
mauryama may make a good product but dealers are very hard to find.

Green-Pro
11-06-2005, 05:55 PM
no problems with my Echo PB751 here no problems with the ES230 shredder vac/blower either. The 751 I have used hard and I can tell you without a doubt it will blow a brick across concrete. Performance, mechanically has been flawless, dealer support superb.

kleankutslawn
11-06-2005, 08:38 PM
i perfer shindawabut recommend going with what's offered by your local dealer

Lawn Masters
11-06-2005, 08:56 PM
I like Stihl's BR320, which is now the 340 model. its got decent power, though it could be larger, but thats when the 420, or the 4 mix units come into play.

iluvscag
11-06-2005, 10:33 PM
The shindawia 8510 amd the redmax 8000 are both good bp blowers.:)

ChestnutOaks
11-06-2005, 11:42 PM
Nothing but STIHL here! Im suprised that no more people have posted Stihl than they have. We have 2 BR420's and a BR600 4 stroke and wow, the BR600 is a beast! Somewhere around 200mph i think. They can blow bricks! Seriously!

CuttingCrew
11-07-2005, 12:26 AM
My Stihl BR-600 is a beast and the most comfortable back pack blower I've ever put on. I've used it side by side with the Redmax 8000 and the Redmax is just a touch more powerful. On the other hand the Redmax is 4 to 5 pounds heavier, not even a little ergonomic, uses a ton of fuel and seemed to have a much higher vibration than the Stihl.
All that said, if I had a Redmax dealer anywhere near me I would have an 8000 for leaf removal. I just love powerful equipment. You can always back off on the throttle if needed, but when you need more power and the throttle is already wide open? There isn't a thing you can do but wish you had bought something bigger. :p

lawnboy dan
11-07-2005, 03:23 PM
i bought the redmax 8000 that i saw at a pawn shop for 259$ other than the broken choke lever -its in new condition. this no doubt will be more blower than i need but this was too good a deal to pass up. it started on the second pull even with no choke.

skurkp
11-07-2005, 06:29 PM
I want a blower with two air tubes, one for each hand.