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postman
03-14-2005, 09:22 AM
looking to buy a small backpack blower i got a redmax 8000 i love it just want a small one for little jobs any recommendations would be appreciated
thanks for your help :waving:

CamLand
03-14-2005, 09:24 AM
The Redmax should work just fine,just turn down the throttle on small jobs...

MMLawn
03-14-2005, 10:37 AM
For just everyday grass clippings and debis we use Stihl BR400's and BR420's as they do fine and are lighter than our RedMax blowers, which we use in the Fall.

locutus
03-14-2005, 11:24 AM
An Echo PB200 handheld blower is perfect for small patios and stoops. I have one that I use at my house and other props which do not require a backpack.

Classic
03-14-2005, 11:54 AM
For small jobs I have the Echo PB-403 and it works great.

I only paid $299 for it!

lawncare3
03-14-2005, 12:04 PM
I use my friends hh redmax blower on occasion. Pretty powerful and compact. It's around $210 after tax

K&L Landscaping
03-14-2005, 01:34 PM
For just grass clippings and light stuff the Stihl BR420C is a fine choice.

ow man
03-14-2005, 08:01 PM
If you like the RedMax 8000 try the RedMax ebz4800 ot the eb4401 they are much smaller backpacks but cost a lot less. Don't expect a lot from these though. Once you have used the ebz8000, there is nothing like it in the world!
The most powerful of all manufacturers!!!!!!!

bobcatnj
03-14-2005, 08:42 PM
i got an redmax 4800 for sale. i got it last year. pm me if interested

splatz100
03-14-2005, 08:46 PM
How much do EBZ5000's go for? I saw an ad for one for $300 but wasnt sure of the regular price

Evergreenpros
03-14-2005, 10:44 PM
An Echo PB200 handheld blower is perfect for small patios and stoops. I have one that I use at my house and other props which do not require a backpack.

I really like my handheld as well, I use it all the time. General weekly mows really don't need much blowing, handheld works perfectly. I don't really understand why somebody would go through the trouble of putting on a 22+ lbs backback blower for 15 seconds of blowing.

Grizzly290
03-14-2005, 11:04 PM
I would say use a Redmax 7001 for your everyday use. A little lighter, and very powerful. You still want something that has enough power to get the job done fast. Especially when things are really lush or wet in the spring. A hand held could take a long time to blow off walks & driveway. I use both the 8000, & the 7001, but I find the 7001 to be a little more comfortable for everyday use. Just my .02 Grizzly