View Full Version : looking for the most quiet back pack blower

11-22-2006, 05:13 PM
I have been using Sthil BG85C hand held and need something more quiet. Any one have any thoughts for either hand held or back packs. The power of the sthil is fine but just to loud with a annoying tone.

11-22-2006, 05:47 PM
Stihl BR550or BR600, Lotttts of pewer too!

11-22-2006, 05:53 PM
Spend $20 and keep the blower you have.

Friendly suggestion is to wear ear protection be it ear muffs or plugs. A good pair of muffs cost no more than $20 and will save your hearing. You think the blower has an annoying tone, wait until that buzzing sound doesn't go away or worse you no longer hear it while its running.

To answer your question, the blower that you are using is rated at 70 dB. Staying in the Stihl family, the BR500 is rated at 65 dB(A).

11-22-2006, 07:43 PM
ear plugs, seriously.....

11-23-2006, 12:34 AM
yeah you gotta have ear protection, you can spend 20 bucks and get a nice pair of muffs, but I would recommend paying 50 and getting the fm radio muffs.

S man
11-23-2006, 01:52 AM
I wear hearing protection when running my echo bp. It a quiet blower also so it really seems quiet with the ear muffs.

johnny v
11-23-2006, 02:19 AM
why would noise matter....... :hammerhead:

S man
11-23-2006, 02:27 AM
why would noise matter....... :hammerhead:

Why would your hearing matter.

11-23-2006, 08:53 AM
We have used echo, kawasaki, and this year bought 2 solo blowers, they are built in germany like a bmw, and carry the same quality, very quiet, but no lack of power:weightlifter:

11-23-2006, 09:12 AM
Try a BR600. I have one and it's powerful enough for most blowing at half throttle and using it this way is very quiet and sounds more like a lawn mower. If we all try to keep down on the noise maybe it will help reduce the possibility of blowers being banned as they were in some areas.

11-23-2006, 09:16 AM
My echo 755 is qiuet but I still wear peltor ear muffs.

11-23-2006, 02:18 PM
I do wear ear protection, my question for a quiet blower is just to keep the whole operation quieter. I switch my trimmers to honda four strokes and they are o quiet. Just hoping to find a blower whick is also quiet.

11-23-2006, 06:16 PM
we all wear the ao safety worktunes. They are great and allow you to listen to your favorite station. At $50 they are well worth it.

11-24-2006, 09:29 PM
i like to listen to some tunes while working, i hooked my ipod up to some big sony headphones and that usually works well, i think i'm going to invest the fm muffs....i know a couple guys who use them and have heard nothing but good about them....i guess it's preference....i have a br600 and still wear the headphone, seriously tho don't spend the $400+ on the br600 unless you need a new blower...if it's not broken why fix it...save yourself the money