View Full Version : Robin Back Pack Blower. Got one?

08-18-2000, 07:56 PM
Just wondering if anybody is using a Robin Back Pack Blower. My equipmnet dealer has one model on sale for $399.00. The spec sheet says this machine produces 260 mph of wind.

If so, this must be one of the most powerful blowers on the market. I need your comments about this machine and Robin. Thanks!

08-18-2000, 09:36 PM
I have used a Robin handheld :D I don't think that counts. I am sure it is a fine machine, we just don't have many Robin dealers around. What is the advertised air volume at the tube? That is the key number to look at.

08-18-2000, 09:41 PM
I'll check next week and get back. Good point. Thanks!

08-18-2000, 11:39 PM
Go with a big Redmax or Shindaiwa!

08-19-2000, 12:02 AM
i have the robin back pack blower,and the br400 and the shindawia is much better,i wont buy robin again,my weed wacker(robin)seized up this week.and its only 6months old.

08-19-2000, 12:10 AM

Sorry to get away from the point but which Robin trimmer do you use? I looked at their line at the Expo. I was impressed, but... What DON'T you like about your BP?


08-19-2000, 08:00 AM
I use all Robin trimmers. I love them. I have a 211, 253, and a new 2001. The 211 has been in service since 1990. I run good gas and oil in them and they run great.

I have looked at the backpack blower but not bought one. I have two Husqvarna 455 back packs that work good. So I saw no need to trade.