For leaves, Backpack is the way to go. lots more power. Handhelds are good for touch up blowing and stihl has a nice gutter attachment. But the handhelds also seem to need more maintenance.
20 Years Old
2005 Chevy 1500 silverado 2wd•1993 John Deere 425 customized•2013 Atlas 8’ By 20’ Enclosed trailer• 2011 Carry-On 5’ By 10’ Open trailer•Brush Bandit 65 Brush Chipper•Toro titan Zero turn mower •Tons of Stihl Equipment, tools, walkbehind equipment, and safety gear.
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