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Old 10-05-2012, 03:23 PM
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. Side note I live in VA which I think I'm gonna say is stihl country because there aren't any redmax,shindy,kawi, dealers anywhere around. One echo and husky which are the same dealer the rest is stihl. Maybe it's that way everywhere I dunno.
Not in New Jersey. There are are Stihl, Echo, Husky, Redmax, and Shindaiwa dealers all over the place.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:34 PM
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I would say go with Kawasaki for backpack blowers. I really like my KRB650B. The KRB750A or B has a little more power, but the same motor i think.

If you need a vid, I will post one.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:39 PM
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I would say go with Kawasaki for backpack blowers. I really like my KRB650B. The KRB750A or B has a little more power, but the same motor i think.If you need a vid, I will post one.
The 650 has a 45.9 cc engine. The 750 has a 64.7 cc engine.

The 750 has a lot more power going by Kawi's spec sheet-
650- 450 CFM, 190 MPH
750- 720 CFM, 200 MPH
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:02 PM
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The 650 has a 45.9 cc engine. The 750 has a 64.7 cc engine.

The 750 has a lot more power going by Kawi's spec sheet-
650- 450 CFM, 190 MPH
750- 720 CFM, 200 MPH
I never knew about the motor difference. Thanks!

The 650 i have can blow wet leaves off the forest floor with no problem. i have tried it out before. It (the 650) still has alot of power.

But yes, you are right. the 750 does have more power.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:04 PM
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Man!! I'm a stihl guy but so much talk about the 570 and 580 makes me want to get one but I like having another br600 in case something happens to one I'll have a parts blower. We just got a husky dealer in my area back in the spring and I did try out the 580 for like 2 min. Piles of power, little heavy, and not as comfable as the br600 mag. I still have not decided on what I'm going to get more than likely I'll stay with the stihls. Side note I live in VA which I think I'm gonna say is stihl country because there aren't any redmax,shindy,kawi, dealers anywhere around. One echo and husky which are the same dealer the rest is stihl. Maybe it's that way everywhere I dunno.
The Echo dealer doesn't carry Shindaiwa? All the ones around here do since Echo owns Shindaiwa now.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:45 AM
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The Echo dealer doesn't carry Shindaiwa? All the ones around here do since Echo owns Shindaiwa now.
MY Shindaiwa dealer does not carry ECHO.
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MY Shindaiwa dealer does not carry ECHO.
None of mine do either. One sold shindy then stopped carrying it when he could get echo
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:50 AM
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MY Shindaiwa dealer does not carry ECHO.
Is there an echo in here? No there isn't.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:21 PM
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Had a shower move through today that put an end to my mowing so I grabbed the camera and headed out back to do some blowing before dark. I need to head back there about any time I get a chance before the leaves start coming down heavy, because then I'll have zero time for it. I've never really kept track but it probably takes me 40 or 50 hours to blow the leaves on my roadways, trails, clearings and "pet spots".

Here's the video. This is with the extra intermediate tube on...tends to "slice" a lot better and give me pinpoint control.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRgL5...ature=youtu.be
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:33 PM
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Had a shower move through today that put an end to my mowing so I grabbed the camera and headed out back to do some blowing before dark. I need to head back there about any time I get a chance before the leaves start coming down heavy, because then I'll have zero time for it. I've never really kept track but it probably takes me 40 or 50 hours to blow the leaves on my roadways, trails, clearings and "pet spots".

Here's the video. This is with the extra intermediate tube on...tends to "slice" a lot better and give me pinpoint control.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRgL5...ature=youtu.be
Darryl,
did you mean to say 40 or 50 hours, or did you actually mean minutes, or did you mean 40 or 50 hours per season?
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