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Old 04-22-2000, 10:33 AM
lawnforce1 lawnforce1 is offline
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We are looking for a new backpack blower and can't seem to decide which one would do the bast job. What have ya'll found to be the best one?
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Old 04-22-2000, 10:52 AM
FIREMAN FIREMAN is offline
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found stihl br400 to be the best have had three for three years never a problem
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Old 04-22-2000, 10:56 AM
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Hello:<p>For my area & me being a ole timer I like the Echo PB 400E Backpack Blower.<p>It's the most popular in my area & very good parts availability! Also very well built! <p>----------<br>GrassMaster - Home: www.lawnservicing.com<br>My Start Up Page www.lawnservicing.com/startup/
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Old 04-22-2000, 10:56 AM
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Stihl BR400. Reliable & powerful.<p>Karl<br>
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Old 04-22-2000, 11:08 AM
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I have a Shindaiwa EB630 and a Redmax 6200 and love both of them. No problems!
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Old 04-22-2000, 11:24 AM
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It is an easy question!Sthil br400!I have owned one for 5 years now and have only had to do regular matinence on it it still works awsome!Buy one you will love it!<p>from:Adam<p>AB Lawn Care
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Old 04-22-2000, 11:35 AM
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Get a Stihl br400,no problems with our's yet,going into 3 year.
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Old 04-22-2000, 12:14 PM
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I dito the above on the br-400. starting fourth year for mine.<p>no problems except I have to occasionally adjust the carb. I probably need to check the spark arrestor for carbon buildup because I run rich oil for the gas. blowing leaves in the fall it gets a huge workout!<p>GEO
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Old 04-22-2000, 12:25 PM
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I use a Shindaiwa EB500. Works good, though I'd probably go with a EB630 next time. More power than my 500.
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Old 04-22-2000, 03:42 PM
steven Bousquet steven Bousquet is offline
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the br 400 has major problems, they are still trying to fix. the older ones are great the newer ones are awlful. we bought 4 last year and then i had to buy 4 new redmax to replace the br400. the people from stihl came to my shop and took all the blowers back even they said the were full of problems. choke knobs,air filters falling off. air locks in gas tank. the engine heats up and stops running. the trigger control won't work, the shut off switch won't work. the engine suked in the gasket, and other things. the $500 for the redmax was a great deal base on performance. we budget 16 unit per season the trimmers , blowers so over the years we have had over a hundred units and the redmax is by far the best. I am brand loyal i am performance loyal.good luck
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