View Full Version : Pick the Blower

03-28-2002, 09:15 PM
Iam going to buy a bp blower on friday and the choice is between the echo 603 and the stihl 420 which one do you find to be the best?? thank you, Brian

03-28-2002, 10:00 PM
Redmax or shin. Nothing else compares

03-28-2002, 10:28 PM
of the two choices you mentioned, i would pick the echo. easy decision echo has more power, almost same price.

edward hedrick
03-28-2002, 10:59 PM
Stihl 420 paid $ 320 on sale at Schmidts& Serafines. Waterbury

Ct. Should have bought two.

03-28-2002, 11:21 PM
I have them both and the stihl stays on the trailer
go with the echo

Kent Lawns
03-28-2002, 11:52 PM
Echo 650.

We still have some of the other 2 and both are good units.

I just can't understand why anyone would want a 2nd teir blower.

03-29-2002, 01:18 AM
Take a look at Maruyama.
You might be surprised at what it can offer over the others.

John Gamba
03-29-2002, 06:53 AM
The New Stihl420 Magnum Just got It 400$ Not Bad :D

mdb landscaping
03-29-2002, 08:29 AM
I like the stihls too. I have a br400 right now and love it. I know they came out with the 420, but im sure its even better. Ive heard the echo is pretty powerful, but seemed heavier to me.

03-29-2002, 09:30 AM
Both are good units- the reason I run echo is I like the way the throttle is mounted seperate from the tube and can fold up if needed. This comes in handy when I'm between shrubs and a house or sticking the tube into shrubs to blow out leaves.

03-29-2002, 10:15 AM
redmax eb7000 ... if the big bad wolf had had one of these he'd have ate the three little pigs...:D

Upstate Mike
03-29-2002, 10:29 AM
I just ordered a Redmax 7000 last week from Alamia for 475.00 free shipping.I bought a Redmax 2500 trimmer from Ebay brand new in the box for 199.00.I should get both of them today.I cant wait

03-29-2002, 06:10 PM
Kent Lawns hit it on the head...the Echo 650 is the best I have used so far. And I think I have probabaly tryed/owned just about every kind and size on the market.

My 2 cents...

03-30-2002, 07:58 PM
I just purchased the Stihl Br420, its a lot lighter than the Echo and has about the same power. You can't make a bad choice, there both good blowers.

I hope this helped.
Lovell's Landscaping

03-30-2002, 08:49 PM
I pick the stihl.

visions landscape
03-30-2002, 09:30 PM
I like stihl they work good for us, but I think you need to see what dealer wil give you the best service when you ned it. the echo dealer here runs more guys off with his service. The machine isnt any good if u cant get it back and working fast

03-31-2002, 12:04 AM
Comfort and Power...its the Stihl BR420.

MORE power, but a little less comfortable...ECHO pb650.

I participated in a comparison demo between ECHO 650, Shindaiwa's top blower, the Redmax 7000 and the Stihl BR420.
ECHO beat them all, MUCH to my suprise. It wasn't even close.

03-31-2002, 12:39 AM
I would probably go with the Echo, but for now I like my Cub BB60 see ya