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View Poll Results: what is the best backpack blower
Stihl 195 46.99%
Husqvarna 32 7.71%
echo 88 21.20%
solo 0 0%
other 100 24.10%
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:35 PM
FoghornLeghorn FoghornLeghorn is offline
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Originally Posted by darryl gesner View Post

Did you guys know that Makita makes a backpack blower now? On sale at sears for $763.83...yes that's the sale price!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the specs...don't look too impressive...wth?
562 cfm? You might as well buy a handheld echo blower for $199.00
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:13 PM
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Echo gets my vote, it has been great for the past year and a half and starts on the first or second pull. It seems to vibrate a little less than my stihl does. Take my vote with a grain of salt though, the stihl is about 2 years older and still running great. Both have about the same performance and get the job done.

I did break the recoil pull string starter on the echo this year though, quick change and took me all of ten minutes.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:35 PM
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Echo pb 770 i have had mine since last year,i like it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:14 AM
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Redmax 8500
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:52 AM
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I still am rocking the shindaiwa eb802 for 2-3 years and I don't think I went wrong. I thoroughly enjoy using it. Plenty of power.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:13 PM
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Redmax hands down
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:39 PM
MrGlockJock25 MrGlockJock25 is offline
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I think I'm gonna either pick up a redmax EBZ6500 or Echo PB500t in a couple weeks
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:33 AM
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Buy as much power as you can. MUCH EASIER to throttle down, than wish you had more oomph.
~ cut it high ~ let it fly ~
Some folks are so contrary that if they fell into a river,
they'd insist on floating upstream.
~ Josh Billings
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:10 PM
Maruyama Maruyama is offline
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maruyama BL85

Check out the new BL 85 from Maruyama certified 900 CFM, anti vibe frame etc and five year commercial warranty.......just a thought
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:45 PM
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I like Stihl the best, but you left out RedMax.
I'd rather be cutting grass...
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