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Old 09-12-2013, 10:56 PM
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New Blower Or Sulky?

Now I need to make a choice, well don't really need to but i want one of the 2....a 2-wheel sulky because my 1-wheel leaves a tire mark...or a backpack blower........I can get a 2-wheel sulky for $170, or get a echo backpack blower for $260. It's not that one is cheaper over the other, i just don't have the money for both, just one right now. I have a cheap craftsman blower that i use now and the thing has power but i want a backpack one. Just wondering what you guys think I should do? 2-wheel sulky or backpack blower?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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Unless somebody's complaining about the line I'd run the sulky and save money for a bigger blower than what $260 buys.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:56 PM
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Leaf season is coming. BP blower fo as much power as you can afford. A BP blower will more than pay for itself during leaf season alone = in time saved.

Backing up over leaves with a walk-behind is very productive for mulching purposes...something that is not as easily done with a sulky attached...(or with a belt-drive).
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:30 AM
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If your cheap Craftsman blower dies now you have nothing. As previously stated try and save a little more, $260 does not get much of anything in the blower market. At $300 or just a few $ more you can get a Husqvarna 150 or equivalent that is entry level commercial quality and has enough power to work through a clean-up. Take the sulky off all together.
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