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superbee
11-19-2006, 07:02 AM
I need another backpack blower and want to buy a right hand controlled blower with the best power to weight ratio. My wife will be helping me mow next season and I need something she can start and carry. We have alot of brands available in my area so service should not be a problem. I've heard good things about the Echos and Kawasakis. Right now I use Redmax but they don't make any real light weight right hand controlled blowers. Thanks.

JTF40
11-19-2006, 07:59 AM
The Redmax EBZ5000/RH that I own is a solid blower that weighs in @ 20 lbs.
The price is right and it is much more quiet than the other models Redmax produces. :usflag:

noseha
11-19-2006, 09:05 AM
julee starts and runs the BR 600

metro36
11-19-2006, 09:11 AM
Any blower with tube mounted throttle will work. I like echo the best so I would get the 403. If you wanted a big blower the 755 is great and isn't to heavy.

Lazer_Z
11-19-2006, 10:00 AM
I'll second Noseha's mention of a BR600.

Rob

naturescape
11-19-2006, 10:32 AM
If you want power to weight, the Kaws seem to be the best/lightest out there.

Grass Kickin
11-19-2006, 11:28 AM
I have a Echo but it is significantly heavier than a small Husqvarna. This thing is really light and pretty powerful. I'll look for the numbers on it for you.

Just Mow
11-19-2006, 01:10 PM
I'll second Noseha's mention of a BR600.

Rob
I'll second that as well. Plus it is the easiest starting blower out there as well.

barcode148
11-19-2006, 06:48 PM
the shindaiwa eb630rt great power and i believe it is the lightest blower with a mph of 200+ had one and loved it

ThirdDay
11-19-2006, 07:34 PM
Echo PB-620...great power and lightweight plus 2 year commercial warranty

S man
11-19-2006, 08:12 PM
Any blower with tube mounted throttle will work. I like echo the best so I would get the 403. If you wanted a big blower the 755 is great and isn't to heavy.

Yes. :) I like my pb 403 too!

john_incircuit
11-20-2006, 01:03 AM
We went through the same thing a while ago, my wife settled on the very lightweight Husqvarna BT 125, think it is just around 14 lbs.

This little backpack blower is easy to start and runs great, but it is just designed to blow grass from the driveway. Not powerful enough for all but the smallest leaf cleanup.

In the meantime my wife got the Stihl 600. Despite the 23 lbs or so, she prefers this blower now for all work, had not used the old one in over 2 years.

John

S man
11-20-2006, 01:11 AM
We went through the same thing a while ago, my wife settled on the very lightweight Husqvarna BT 125, think it is just around 14 lbs.

This little backpack blower is easy to start and runs great, but it is just designed to blow grass from the driveway. Not powerful enough for all but the smallest leaf cleanup.

In the meantime my wife got the Stihl 600. Despite the 23 lbs or so, she prefers this blower now for all work, had not used the old one in over 2 years.

John


may I correct you. 20 lbs.

superbee
11-20-2006, 08:47 AM
The specs on this blower say it weighs 13.2 pounds dry. It has a tube mounted control. Anybody using this one? Thanks.

john_incircuit
11-21-2006, 12:41 AM
The specs on this blower say it weighs 13.2 pounds dry. It has a tube mounted control. Anybody using this one? Thanks.

This looks like our Husqvarna BT 125. As I wrote above, my wife used it for a while, but is using now the Stihl 600 all the time. It's just no comparison in performance.

John

naturescape
11-21-2006, 01:01 AM
The specs on this blower say it weighs 13.2 pounds dry. It has a tube mounted control. Anybody using this one? Thanks.

I bought one of these last year, but I think even my handheld beat it's performance. I returned it.

LawnBrother
11-21-2006, 09:49 AM
Best power to weight has to be the Stihl BR600. I like mine a lot.