Originally Posted by soloscaperman
Blowers are like trailers, get the biggest that you can with the money you have. This is something that you don't half azz. My first blower was an echo then I bought a Redmax 8001 and I almost had a heart attack when I saw the money I was making and how fast the jobs went by.
I agree, especially when it comes to leaf cleanups. The more powerfull the blower the faster you get done. Lets assume you price a job assuming a rate of $50/hr. If you have a blower that gets it done 20% faster, you just gave yourself a 20% raise to $60/hr. Subract out the extra fuel you'e using (maybe $1 to $2/hr) and you're still way ahead.
Where I am there's a very short window of opportunity between the time the leaves drop and when winter sets in. A powerfull blower can make the difference between getting it done and having a happy customer and not getting it done and having to wait until spring = unhappy customer.