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Old 11-21-2012, 09:13 PM
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You guys could replace all of that equipment with just one hurricane lol

We run back pack blowers and 2 hurricane blowers. We lose 99% of the leaves on our properties.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:13 PM
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I have no idea how one manages two BP's. especially two big ones. One in front?

I was giggling as I worked two blowers, people were stopping to watch (much like a special school district outing).

I'm sore from wind milling two blowers for hours, but im sure it was quicker.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:14 PM
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Yes, one backback on my chest and one on my back. The Husky 580 BTS goes on my back and the Shindaiwa EB630 on my chest. They counter balance eachother. The EB630 has a hip mounted throttle so I just keep the throttle pinned and hold the tube in my left hand. It does get a bit tiring on my left arm because I have to bend the tube backwards a bit because the handle is too far away otherwise, and it's hard to hold the tube without the handle. You do get some fumes in your face too, but that only makes it more fun. You can add in the wheel blower too, but you leave that stationary and use the backpacks to "feed' it. Using the wheel blower and a backpack at the same time is actually not hard. I put my left hand on the handlebar and the backpack blower tube is aimed under the handlebar...the wheel blower is skimming the leaves off the top and pitching them and the backpack is scouring. Works great, on level ground anyway.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:07 PM
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You guys could replace all of that equipment with just one hurricane lol

We run back pack blowers and 2 hurricane blowers. We lose 99% of the leaves on our properties.
i may just sell my little wonder and get a hurricane, i've seen the 314's going for 2700 brand new from dealers....and its just about double the cfm of my 9hp honda little wonder, question is, is the subaru the only motor you can get with the smaller 314?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:30 PM
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I do the wheel blower/backpack blower thing too. Moves some serious leaves. I've also got a handheld blower I need to try to figure into the equation sometime to see if it helps. Best part about the wheel blower is if you have a gate you need to move gates through, I just place the wheel blower in line with the gate and then feed leaves in front of it with the backpack.
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