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Old 10-02-2012, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridin' Green View Post
So what does that prove? Not much other than they need to be thicker to be anywhere near as comfortable for long periods of use. On top of that, I was talking about the back padding looking smaller on the Husky than it really is due to the distance away from it that I took my pics. It is far more than enough coverage for anyone's back, and is a very durable material unlike the Echo's.

Listen bro, I'm glad you like your Echo. I do too. Tthey are great blowers, and almost bought one just before getting to demo the Husky. I am glad I waited. The Husky is just more blower for the same money all the way around.
I compare the Echo's thick padded straps to what would {per sey} dolly parton want in a nice comfortable bra.

The Husqvarna shoulder straps ain't no where near that.
Looks like the Echo has 4x the padding. They're not cheaply made either.
My last echo was a pb420Ln that lasted over 10 years. This one is going into year 4 pretty soon.

The Husky's hip strap is for stability, just like the tack on a pack mule.
It's designed to reduce operature fatigue and not for bearing a load.
If it were for load bearing, you'd have to cinch the strap very very tight around your gut. {Practically growing up in the Wasatch} A pack mule couldn't survive without that cinch strap, it'd fall head over heals off the edge of the good thing though, it would be found at the trail head after rolling back down the mountain. Most of us aren't using blowers in extreme conditions. Some do, like myself who use them on rooftops.

I like the business end of the Husky/ The air filtration system is old school but reliable. It's practically the same as what I used over 10 years ago on my old Echo. I do not like the creature comforts though. The load bearing straps are way thin, the back pad is week and the operator cooling system is no where near as useful. Echo, in comparison is better on all points as far as being comfortable. Echos {saddle} back pad is better for vibration and load bearing support, compared to Husky.

I just do not see this Husqvarana back pad being as comfortable as Echo's.
Maybe that's the diference between a "caddilac" and a hot rod?
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