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View Poll Results: what is the best backpack blower
Stihl 194 47.20%
Husqvarna 31 7.54%
echo 87 21.17%
solo 0 0%
other 99 24.09%
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:35 PM
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I'm picking up my Echo Pb-770 tomorrow!
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:14 PM
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i picked up a 770 , almost too much power to the point it tends to push your right shoulder back. on jobs i bid hourly, im not gonna use that one for sure
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:56 AM
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I've owned Echo pb650, Stihl 600, and currently own Shindiawa 8520. NONE were /are easy to start. The 8520 is the most powerful.The 600 the most comfortable, and the 650 the most overrated. BTW, also own Echo pb-6000. Very underpowered by today's standards, BUT, starts 1st-2nd pull every time.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:48 PM
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The best bp blower made IMO is the echo pb410. They are freaking bulletproof. Not the most powerful but reliability makes up for it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:36 AM
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you forgot shindawia
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:24 AM
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redmax and husqvarna
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:52 PM
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redmax, ebz8001
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:07 AM
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I have echo,stihl and redmax the redmax is the best by a long shot the 7000 is stronger than the br600 and the pb750 and they make an 8000 but im very happy with 7000
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:30 AM
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I'm a Stihl fan but I went with the Echo on the advice of my dealer. It was actually kinda refreshing because he always pushes Stihl on me and I was beginning to think he was one of those "Stihl is the best and everything else sucks!" types. he advised I wait a couple years 'till Stihl had all the "bugs" worked out. Love the echo 770!
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:16 AM
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Shindaiwa, if you say Echo you might as well say Shindaiwa since Shindaiwa bought Echo out recently.

I prefer Redmax for everything else.
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