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Old 11-18-2012, 10:02 PM
Dave88LX Dave88LX is offline
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Location: Red Lion, PA (York)
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~$300 backpack blower for homeowner, 3/4 acre

Have it narrowed down to the following choices. Can't really go much more than this amount of money, as my wife is already looking at me like I'm lazy/crazy for "needing" one.

Specs are all fairly similar. Any input on these models? Other features which would put one above the other? Are the specs close enough to be considered a "wash"?

I am on 3/4 acre, backed to the woods. I can just blow everything over to the woods line which would be verrrry nice.


Echo PB-500H/PB-500T (any input on hip vs. tube mounted throttle?)
CC: 50.8
MPH: 195
CFM: 465 (w/ tube)
MPH x CFM = 90675

Stihl BR350
CC: 63.3
MPH: 168
CFM: 441 (w/ tube)
MPH x CFM = 74088

Husqvarna 350BT/350BH (frame vs. tube controls)
CC: 50.2
MPH: 180
CFM: 494 (w/ tube)
MPH x CFM = 88920

Husqvarna 150BT (bit lower class than above I gather)
CC: 50.2
MPH: 251 (see below, I assume in housing, not tube?)
CFM: 710 (in housing, I assume this is not tube)

- Dave
Toro Super Recycler SR4
Echo SRM-225
Husqvarna 570BTS
Husqvarna 435
Super crappy yard
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