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CSRA Landscaping
09-25-2002, 12:40 AM
I got the chance to try a Kawasaki BP blower out the other day at Lesco. What a disappointment. I thought for sure, after the great trimmer, that the blower would be awesome! I felt like I was trying to push myself over whenever I swept to the left and all in all, it just didn't seem to have the power of my OLD Stihl BR400. This blower was brand-new and $400 or so. Has anyone used Stihl's and Kawasaki's? What are your thoughts?

captdevo
09-25-2002, 02:43 AM
must have been the krb400. the krb700 is stronger than any stihls i've tried. for $100 more, the krb700 is a nice, lightweight powerful blower.

CSRA Landscaping
09-26-2002, 11:48 PM
Cap'n, I didn't really notice all that much of a difference in the weight. Maybe it was just in how it was set up? And this one was selling for $400, I think. You saying they have one that sells for $500?

captdevo
09-27-2002, 12:34 AM
did it have the angled snout? when it's turned to the side, they seem awkward at first.

yes, for about $100 more they offer the 700 series


kawasaki! (http://www.rpm-co.com/prod02.htm)

http://www.kawpowr.com/turf/images/KRB700B.gif


Specifications


Model KRB700B*

Displacement 3.62 cu. In (59.2 cc)

Fuel Tank 67.6 oz. (2.0 Liter)

Max. Power 4.2 hp/7500 rpm

Max. Air Volume (with pipe) 603 cfm

Max. Air Volume 815 cfm

Max. Air Velocity 201 mph

Noise Level (at 50 ft per ANSI) 73 dB (A)

Carburetor Diaphragm

Plug NGK BPMR7A

Net Weight 20.7 lbs. (9.4 Kg)

Dimension 12.2" x 18.9" x 18.9"
(309 x 480x 480 mm)

Throttle Type Joystick Trigger

CSRA Landscaping
09-27-2002, 12:55 PM
Yes, it had the angler on it. I tried it pointed down, up, and off. Still didn't care for it.