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Old 12-05-2013, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by EverestLandscape View Post
Main reason...because the little wonder has reverse. Pretty much the only reason
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Agreed. I own the BG 13 hp and a reverse would be really nice. Also, a variable speed transmission ala Toro's personal pace would help with productivity. These units struggle on side hills because of the high center of gravity. What about some sort of foldable wheel system akin to training wheels on a bicycle to help with hillside stability?
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:59 PM
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That's fair, thanks. I'll pass it on to review options.

The only really effective thing for a high center of gravity is either lower the center or widen the unit footprint. A commercial version of a kickstand or a wider stance on larger unit is something to consider.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:23 AM
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I have the 13hp honda billy goat self propelled i love it saves me a lot of time on the big parking lots and leaf clean ups and time is money!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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I had a hate love affair with gumballs.

I loved to hate them. Until I got a BR 600 BP blower. It digs them out of the grass quickly. Once they are free they move with the rest of the leaves and debris.

Never used a WB blower so I can not compare them to a good BP blower for moving gumballs.
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