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PLMaint.
11-20-2006, 07:23 PM
Could you tell me what backpack blower is the best one on the market
(most power) not to concerned with price. Thanks

Josh.S
11-20-2006, 07:26 PM
Could you tell me what backpack blower is the best one on the market
(most power) not to concerned with price. Thanks

This thread has been discused only 200 times in the last month... -so maybe you should try the search option

The options are either the Stihl BR600 or the Redmax 8001, everybody will tell you different but those are the main two that are talked about on here, although I don't own either of them...

LawnGuyFromTheFuture
11-20-2006, 07:29 PM
Could you tell me what backpack blower is the best one on the market
(most power) not to concerned with price. Thanks

Read the specs on all the models and compare cfm through the pipe. That's the most important number if you are interested in power. imo

WJW Lawn
11-20-2006, 07:38 PM
BR600 nuff said

S man
11-20-2006, 08:20 PM
echo pb755 or redmax ebz8001 or stihl br600. Those are the most talked about and powerful on cfm.

LarryF
11-20-2006, 08:30 PM
Could you tell me what backpack blower is the best one on the market
(most power) not to concerned with price. Thanks

I'm not sure that "best" and "most power" mean the same thing, so I'll assume what your really are asking for is the one with the most power. I don't have one, but I would say the Shindaiwa EB8510, and that opinion is the result of a lot of looking before I settled on something for myself that is very good but less than what the 8510 has to offer, a RedMax 7001. The specs on the 8510 include:

Dry weight* 24.5 lbs. (11.1 kg)
Displacement 4.86 cu. in. (79.7 cc)
Output 4.5 hp (3.3 kW)
Nozzle velocity 224 mph
Fuel tank capacity 67.6 oz. (2.0 liters)
Noise rating 75 dB(A)
Air volume at nozzle 762 CFM
Air volume at housing 1349 CFM

Just Mow
11-20-2006, 08:30 PM
BR600 nuff said twice

LarryF
11-21-2006, 08:24 AM
BR600 nuff said twice

Well, PLMaint seems to asking about the one with the most power. I like Stihll products too, but can the BR600 put out 4.5 HP, 224MPH and 762 CFM at the nozzle and 1349 CFM at the housing? I don't believe so.

Total.Lawn.Care
11-21-2006, 08:31 AM
Use the search and read the other 500 posts about this topic, then form your own opinion.

Having said that, I stand behind the Stihl BR600...

LarryF
11-21-2006, 01:43 PM
Use the search and read the other 500 posts about this topic, then form your own opinion.

Having said that, I stand behind the Stihl BR600...

I donít see why if the question asked is to identify the blower with the most power. The numbers for the Sthil BR 600 are:

4 HP, 201 MPH and 712 CFM at the nozzle, and 1012 CFM at the housing.

None of those compare favorably or even come close to matching the corresponding values provided for the Shindaiwa EB-8510. But there may be still other backpack blowers I'm not aware of with higher numbers than those provided for the EB-8510. But if so, it certainly isn't one shown on the Stihl web site.

metro36
11-21-2006, 03:15 PM
Echo 755 is great and has plenty of power.

WJW Lawn
11-21-2006, 03:22 PM
I just dont think you can go wrong with the high end Stihl, Redmax, Echo, or Shindaiwa blowers. I know everyone has their opinions...like the br600 works for me, but for someone else the 8000 or Echo 755 is king. Again...I just dont think you can go wrong with those 4 names.

zeroturner
11-21-2006, 03:47 PM
I just dont think you can go wrong with the high end Stihl, Redmax, Echo, or Shindaiwa blowers. I know everyone has their opinions...like the br600 works for me, but for someone else the 8000 or Echo 755 is king. Again...I just dont think you can go wrong with those 4 names.

I agree. It just comes down to a matter of preference. I chose the 8510 when I added a new blower. I doubt it is any better than the rest, but the 8510 is just what I preferred when I compared them.

021462
11-21-2006, 03:58 PM
I just bought a new blower Monday, I have ran ECHO for 5 years with no complaints. I have a 750T and I "had" a PB603 until one of my boys ran straight gas in it and locked it up. I went back with the ECHO 620 and I'll tell you why: When I bought the 750T I wanted more power but, with that came more weight, and when you have that on your back for hours at a time to me it ain't worth it. What I am saying is "how" much power do you need, and is it worth the extra weight? Just something to consider.:)

Willofalltrades
11-21-2006, 06:07 PM
SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH!!! Ditto what WJW Lawn said

S man
11-21-2006, 06:29 PM
I just bought a new blower Monday, I have ran ECHO for 5 years with no complaints. I have a 750T and I "had" a PB603 until one of my boys ran straight gas in it and locked it up. I went back with the ECHO 620 and I'll tell you why: When I bought the 750T I wanted more power but, with that came more weight, and when you have that on your back for hours at a time to me it ain't worth it. What I am saying is "how" much power do you need, and is it worth the extra weight? Just something to consider.:)

How do you like the 620? I have the smaller 403 and was looking to upgrade next year.

DuallyVette
11-21-2006, 07:01 PM
I see the weight/fuel issue like this. 1 hr with a 18 lb blower = 38 minutes with a 25lb blower. Probably a wash on gas per sq.yd. of leaves removed. Time is money. Of some of the girls that work for me can't tollerate the weight of the truck keys in their delicate pockets. In the Fall, all the RedMax 6400's, and 7001's are locked up in the shop. Only 8000's & 8001's get to go in the trailer. It keeps them from fighting over whose the biggest sissy.