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christoff
12-18-2004, 06:02 PM
they finish cutting a lawn and blow the random grass clippings back on the grass or on to the road?

TClawn
12-18-2004, 06:07 PM
first of all, NEVER blow clippings on to the road. it is very unprofessional and gives a bad impression to the neigbors.

to answer your question, I use a shindaiwa eb501 backpack blower. for smaller jobs you might want to take a look at there hand held blowers.

grass_cuttin_fool
12-18-2004, 06:16 PM
I use a weed eater brand hand held or a stihl br340 back pack blower

brinlee lawn
12-18-2004, 06:18 PM
I use a shindaiwa 6200

KenH
12-18-2004, 06:18 PM
Echo 650's.

YardPro
12-18-2004, 06:19 PM
red max 7001

brinlee lawn
12-18-2004, 06:21 PM
I am sorry not shindaiwa must have trimmers on the brain it is a red max 6200 DUH!!!!!!!!

o-so-n-so
12-18-2004, 06:56 PM
Stihl 420's

the scaper
12-18-2004, 07:24 PM
first of all, NEVER blow clippings on to the road. it is very unprofessional and gives a bad impression to the neigbors.

to answer your question, I use a shindaiwa eb501 backpack blower. for smaller jobs you might want to take a look at there hand held blowers.
Well said about the clippings in the road. I've even seen crews on commercial jobs blowing entire leaf contents into heavy traffic. I dont see how they get away with it. I said i'd never do it but must admit I do have one property on a four lane where I do blow the curb clippings into the road as only a fool would step off the curb into one of those lanes to blow back in. As for the blower, I use Sthil 420's

mkwl
12-18-2004, 07:25 PM
I use my Stihl BR 320 Back-pack blower for that type of work.

grshppr
12-18-2004, 07:27 PM
We use 2 stihl handheld blowers for cleaning up clippings off walkways etc, the backback takes too much time to get on and going.

LLandscaping
12-18-2004, 07:55 PM
We have 2 Stihl Br420's.

locutus
12-18-2004, 08:33 PM
Redmax EB7001RH, but most of the time it is overkill. A hand held would be faster.

captaingreen
12-18-2004, 11:16 PM
I use a Stihl handheld, fast and efficient. The only time I will use a backpack is on cleanups.

ALarsh
12-18-2004, 11:18 PM
Redmax 7001RH

Landscape89
12-18-2004, 11:21 PM
2 Husqvarna 145 BT's.. Marvelous Performance

Tvov
12-18-2004, 11:58 PM
they finish cutting a lawn and blow the random grass clippings back on the grass or on to the road?

C'mon folks, read the post. RANDOM grass clippings, not intentionally blowing clippings onto the road. I assume he is talking about the basic cleanup after mowing.

We use backpacks.

out4now
12-19-2004, 12:01 AM
Used HH Echo for the little stuff.

Envy Lawn Service
12-19-2004, 02:40 AM
We use 2 stihl handheld blowers for cleaning up clippings off walkways etc, the backback takes too much time to get on and going.
Bingo! I don't side discharge and very little escapes onto/into unwanted areas. So there is very little material to move anyways.

B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc
12-19-2004, 02:49 AM
I use Shidaiwa EB630 or Redmax EB700. Love both and have several of each. Like things with lots of power. ARRRRR
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Ryan Bridges
B&B Landscaping & Lawn Service
Proudly serving North Alabama for 15 years

Richard Martin
12-19-2004, 06:40 AM
I use my Stihl BR420. I have a Stihl handheld but it's a pain what with it sucking your pants in and stuff. Some of my driveways are quite large and a handheld just doesn't cut it.

YardPro
12-19-2004, 08:17 AM
i always carry a handheld in my truck. it is easier to do any spot work, etc. and does not take up as much room.

captaingreen
12-19-2004, 08:58 AM
I use my Stihl BR420. I have a Stihl handheld but it's a pain what with it sucking your pants in and stuff. Some of my driveways are quite large and a handheld just doesn't cut it.
Pants getting sucked in? never has happened to me, love your equipment, just don't L-O-V-E your equipment.

Mico Landscaping design
12-19-2004, 10:15 AM
red max 7001

mowingtowing
12-19-2004, 12:52 PM
Echo PB650, a real blower, i sometimes use a stihl 420 but its not as strong

PaulJ
12-19-2004, 09:38 PM
i always carry a handheld in my truck. it is easier to do any spot work, etc. and does not take up as much room.

Until this fall I didn't even own a backpack blower. The handhelds are much quicker to et to the job of blowing and back to the truck. for just a few clippings they have plenty of power.
Now that I bought a back pack (mainly for leaves) I will probably use it on larger mowing jobs also. places where there is a lot of walks or big drives to blow off, but the handhelds will still do most of the light work.

I have an Echo pb 2100 and Efco bv 126 handhelds and a Husqvarna 145 bt backpack. and even a little weedeater handheld as backup. They all do a good job at what's expected of them.

locutus
12-19-2004, 09:58 PM
PaulJ,I cant believe you are not having problems with cleanups using the 145. Have you ever used any other backpack as a point of reference? Just curious because I think the handhelds you mentioned are pretty close in cfm to the 145.

impactlandscaping
12-20-2004, 04:00 AM
We carry 2 Stihl 420's on the trailer, but for little inconsequential stuff, it's a fender mounted Shindaiwa EB 240 handheld..well it was until someone stole it in October.I'll replace it for sure come spring, though. this time it will be in a locked rack as well.....

Lawnchoice
12-20-2004, 04:09 AM
Stihl handheld - if small
RedMax backpack - if larger

Usually carry both with me as the handheld is much quicker to get the job done if it's simple dry blow.

PaulJ
12-20-2004, 09:16 AM
PaulJ,I cant believe you are not having problems with cleanups using the 145. Have you ever used any other backpack as a point of reference? Just curious because I think the handhelds you mentioned are pretty close in cfm to the 145.

Nope!, It does what I want it to do. The handhelds have 23 or 25cc engines and the backpack is I think 42cc. I know that isn't the only number of comparison. I don't know the cfms but the backpack definitly moves more air than the handhelds. No I havn't used any of the BIG backpacks. I'm not trying to move mountains of leaves, just blow the leaves out of the beds and edges onto the turf. If I hadn't gotten a great deal on the backpack this fall I wouldn't even have that.

captaingreen
12-20-2004, 09:27 AM
Nope!, It does what I want it to do. The handhelds have 23 or 25cc engines and the backpack is I think 42cc. I know that isn't the only number of comparison. I don't know the cfms but the backpack definitly moves more air than the handhelds. No I havn't used any of the BIG backpacks. I'm not trying to move mountains of leaves, just blow the leaves out of the beds and edges onto the turf. If I hadn't gotten a great deal on the backpack this fall I wouldn't even have that.
I'm with ya on that Paul. The backpack is usually an overkill most of the year. Handhelds are quick and easy.

PaulJ
12-21-2004, 12:19 AM
Thanks captain,

Don't get me wrong guys. I'm all for lots of power if it can be put to use. I'm one of the super walkabehind owners (23hp on a 48") and a lot of people think of that as overkill. But I put the power to good use. wiht a blowers I use the small ones to move small things and the bigger one to move bigger things. I can see using one of the new 70-80cc blower to move piles of leaves across the lawn but not for daily mowing. So I guess if you canhave only one blower and want to be able move the leave mountains the a bigg backpack will do that and move a few grass clippings as well.. to each his own

The Yard Barber, Inc.
12-21-2004, 12:58 AM
The echo pb260l, It is light, quiet and does not wear out your are like a handheld.

RICHIE K
12-22-2004, 06:04 AM
ALL ECHO PRODUCTS

RICHIE K

www.kulakandcompany.com :blob3:

meyere60
02-14-2010, 12:15 AM
our company, Bower landscaping/snowplowing use echo pb410 commercial back pack blowers for everything

georgiagrass
02-14-2010, 03:16 AM
We use BR 600s

scotlykins
02-14-2010, 07:20 AM
We use 2 stihl handheld blowers for cleaning up clippings off walkways etc, the backback takes too much time to get on and going.

Wow. Really. A backpack too much time to start and put on your back. What a couple of seconds more than a hand held. :confused:

Anyway the blowers we use, RedMax 8001, RedMax 7001, RedMax 5000, and Stihl 600, all have triggers where you can adjust speed. We see no need at all in a handheld.

Lazer_Z
02-14-2010, 08:44 AM
This thread is 5 years old. To all noobs, look at the date before you post!

BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C
02-14-2010, 08:54 AM
There's no rule saying you can't post to a older thread..:hammerhead:
and since im here....Redmax 7001 for me :rolleyes:

GKchris311
02-14-2010, 01:34 PM
Stihl BR 550. Got it at the end of last season and I'm amazed at the power. It worked wonders for our fall clean ups. We even have one customer with 2 large sweet gum trees in her yard and she pays to have all the gumballs removed twice a year. I really didn't think a blower was going to help with them but I laid out a tarp, weighed it down and blew them all straight on. Did the whole yard in about 20 mins. Def. getting another one and possibly a BR600 this year also. Handhelds are fine for driveways and walks, but we have far too many large commercial accts with big areas that have to be blown off to use them very often.

STIHL GUY
02-14-2010, 01:57 PM
i use a Stihl BR600 backpack

freshprince94
02-14-2010, 03:25 PM
Stihl BR600 backpack. Using the biggest blower you can buy saves at least 5-10 mins on each lawn, and though it may not seem like much it all adds up.

Alan0354
02-14-2010, 04:53 PM
I have Maruyama BL8100 with is Kawi KRB750. Nice and light, good power.

I also have the Shindaiwa EB3410 34cc hand held. I won't give up either one. They are have different use.