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Old 03-05-2014, 12:02 AM
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Remember its only money, and you'll soon be paid back because of its efficiency.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:47 AM
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I agree with the others that a backpack blower is the way to go. If you want to stay around the $300 price range, I would suggest the Husqvarna 350BT.

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Old 03-07-2014, 10:21 PM
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No question I would recommend spending the extra money and buying a RedMax EBZ8500. It's $600 dollars, but I made the mistake of buying the $300 blower and until I got the redmax I thought it was a good blower. The way I see it, spend the money once and be done with upgrading. Out of all the equipment I've had the gap between mid grade and top of the line is the largest with this blower.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:28 PM
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Redmax 8500z, most powerful.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:08 PM
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Get the BR600 magnum. Plenty of power and most comfortable backpack blower there is.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:36 AM
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Get the BR600 magnum. Plenty of power and most comfortable backpack blower there is.

you can get a br600 for $300??
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:45 AM
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you can get a br600 for $300??
No, around $500 but you can probably find one around that price used on craigslist
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:01 AM
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I have 2 sthil br600. it works good and is a little lighter than the others. I have had 1 for 1 year and just bought the other one last fall. I like it, its powerful, I don't have experience with any other commercial back pack blower.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:21 PM
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No question I would recommend spending the extra money and buying a RedMax EBZ8500. It's $600 dollars, but I made the mistake of buying the $300 blower and until I got the redmax I thought it was a good blower. The way I see it, spend the money once and be done with upgrading. Out of all the equipment I've had the gap between mid grade and top of the line is the largest with this blower.
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Excellent advice. Spend it once. The extra $200-$300 can pay for itself in time saved in just a cleanup or 2.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:28 PM
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If you know that you are going to do this, good advice. this has been my practice. Rather buy something good, instead of buying something cheap, then upgrading (more money).
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