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Old 09-14-2008, 02:55 PM
WETSCAPE WETSCAPE is offline
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Walk Behind Leaf Blower? What Do You Like?

Looking to purchase a walk behind leaf blower. Whats a good choice? Small commerical lawn/parking lot accounts is what I will use it for.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:35 PM
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Don't get under 8 hp. The top two are Little Wonder and Billy Goat. I prefer the Little Wonder myself, but there are pros and cons to each one.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:47 PM
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I have 13hp little wonder and its a great blower, just gets a bit heavy after a full day. On a parking lot you can rock with those because they will blow 10' at a time. best luck any questions ask
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:34 PM
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Where would i find info on either of these models ?

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Old 09-14-2008, 11:56 PM
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Little Wonder 13 hp- http://littlewonder.com/lw-blowers-ho.asp
Billy Goat 13 hp- http://billygoat.com/site/intro.aspx?pid=49

My vote is for the billy goat even though we have a little wonder.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:58 PM
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:36 PM
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I have an 8hp Fradan. I would rather use a backpack and

my Walker GHS. Easier than pushing a blower. Ed
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:42 PM
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that is a great and interesting point. I used (use) my push blower very little. I would rather windrow it with the Z. It it more thorough (cleaner), and alot less work. Mainly,...it is more thorough. On top of tht, it is grinding it up much more so it packs faster and more on the truck.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:55 PM
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I have a 16 hp Billy Goat gear drive. Combined with the backpacks, mulching turf tiger and triple bagger tt, makes a good set up for leaves.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:00 PM
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I use Little Wonders with the 9hp and 13hp honda. I would definately go with the 13hp alot more power than the 9.
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