~$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?)
CFM: 465 (w/ tube)
MPH x CFM = 90675
CFM: 441 (w/ tube)
MPH x CFM = 74088
Husqvarna 350BT/350BH (frame vs. tube controls)
CFM: 494 (w/ tube)
MPH x CFM = 88920
Husqvarna 150BT (bit lower class than above I gather)
MPH: 251 (see below, I assume in housing, not tube?)
CFM: 710 (in housing, I assume this is not tube)
Toro Super Recycler SR4
Super crappy yard