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Old 07-24-2010, 12:25 AM
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advice on a new blower/vac

so when i started landscaping i used my old poulan blower/vac combo to pick up hedge clippings in beds and also use it as a blower which was convenient. now finally its given up. So im in the market for a new one. Anyone got any recommendations or ones to stay away from? thanks
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:46 AM
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Using a hand-held vac is just way too slow. I'd use a billy goat, or even a small mower with a bagger.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:51 AM
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As always try the search function. I have posed a pretty thorough review of both the Echo and Stihl brands but I'm not up to doing it all over again.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:24 AM
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so when i started landscaping i used my old poulan blower/vac combo to pick up hedge clippings in beds and also use it as a blower which was convenient. now finally its given up. So im in the market for a new one. Anyone got any recommendations or ones to stay away from? thanks
Their is only 1 worth buying

http://www.stihlusa.com/blowers/shredder.html
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:01 PM
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i actually did a search but i didnt see anything..i will try again later.
i do hedge trimming since a lot of guys who cut grass wont do it. so i have to pick up clippings in flower beds with rocks and mulch and cant really use a billy goat vac..
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:30 AM
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I have both the Stihl vac and the echo vac. I prefer the echo. Just use the Stihl as a dedicated handheld and the Echo as a dedicated vac. Actually, when I started out I had an old Snapper homeowners vac - I LOVED it! Fuel line got eaten away and bought the Stihl. If I found one on Craigslist I would pick it up. Think it was a Poulan make...
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:34 AM
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As far as it beint too slow... I agree. But I'm in Vegas. Not a lot of leaves anyway. Blow all debris against a garage door or block wall, bag the majority if necessary, vacuum the remainder for a "finished" touch. You would not believe the kinds of PITA customers that think the tree quits shedding once you leave.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:51 AM
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I have the 5 Echo shred/vacs and a Stihl. I like the Echo for sucking power,it sucks better the the Stihl.Be careful of the larger Echo as there is a design flaw with the heat shield next to the motor as debris collects there and cause the motor to over heat and blow up.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:55 PM
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Thanks.. picked up a bg85 for the time being. Looks like it will do the job. Thanks again for all the input
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