View Full Version : Backpack Blower Reccomendations??

03-08-2004, 11:29 AM
Shindaiwa EB500 for $329.00 plus tax

Stihl BR340 for $299.00 plus tax

The one thing I like is that the Stihl throttle is mounted on the tube.

03-08-2004, 11:38 AM
I have a Echo and a Stihl BR400. Had the Stihl for 5 years .Its a really good machine.The stihl will start easy and run for years. You will definitely prefer the controls on the tube.

Blades of Steel
03-08-2004, 12:00 PM
I have 2 shindaiwa's and an Echo. But I here the new Redmax is a butt kicker.

By the way did you ever get the embroidery from my neighbor with your new logo on there. I saw it on their bulliten board at the shop the other day and thought about you. It looked really good to me.


03-08-2004, 12:47 PM
i have 2 stihl units. they are nice and i have no complaints. however, their are better out their. i am a huge echo fan, shindaiwa is nice, and redmax is king.

Lux Lawn
03-08-2004, 12:53 PM
I have a stihl and an echo I like the echo more it has more power the stihl is lighter which is good for long time use.

03-08-2004, 12:54 PM
I have Echo and RedMax. Redmax rule!!!

03-08-2004, 12:54 PM
I have stihl and love all their hand held tools

03-08-2004, 01:36 PM
redmax eb7001 best bp i ever used.

03-08-2004, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by GrassBlaster

Stihl BR340 for $299.00 plus tax

If you are gonna go with Stihl I would suggest the BR420 magnum. You will appreciate the extra power come leaf season

03-08-2004, 02:24 PM
i use the echo blowers, they also have the tube mounted throttle, been using them since i was a wee boy (about 3 years)

03-08-2004, 04:02 PM

Can't go wrong.


Scenic Lawnscape
03-08-2004, 04:07 PM
any one use Husqvarna products??

03-08-2004, 04:10 PM
Shin EB630.............

03-08-2004, 04:27 PM
Spend the extra money and either get the Redmax 7001 or the Echo 750...both are great units.

03-08-2004, 04:32 PM
If your gonna get a bp I suggest to to go with the shin eb 630 or the redmax eb 7001 you cant go wrong with either but redmax is my top choice.