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View Poll Results: what is the best backpack blower
Stihl 194 47.32%
Husqvarna 30 7.32%
echo 87 21.22%
solo 0 0%
other 99 24.15%
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:17 PM
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Bought the Husqvarna 380 bfs this week. So far so good. It's basically the same as the Redmax 8000 series.

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Old 09-23-2010, 08:58 PM
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Is that the 180bt?
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:10 PM
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Is that the 180bt?
Nope. 380bfs Here is a blogger's take on it.


"Husqvarna’s 380 BFS commercial blower is a new model to the United States and is the top of the line model for the largest outdoor power products company in the world. The first impression of the Husqvarna’s most powerful blower, the 380 BFS is the amount of air it moves. When I added the additional tube to the blower, I was able to move hardened clay from a concrete driveway. This was clay that had washed onto the drive and had been packed hard into the concrete by traffic. The Husqvarna 380 simply lifted it up and blew it away. The 380 is a large unit and its hip belt does a nice job of transferring weight to the hips instead of the shoulders. Being an avid backpacker, I usually adjust 60-70 percent of the weight to ride on my hips and leave 30-40% on my shoulders, enough to keep the top of the back from shifting and causing a loss of control.


Hip belt on Husqvarna 380 transfers backpack's weight to hips
The advantage of a hip belt is that weight carried on the hips allows a user to work longer without causing blistering and fatigue of the shoulders. Backpacks used by the military and those used by Boy Scouts at Philmont, will average 40-50 pounds and run higher than 70 pounds in some cases. If the engineers pay closer attention to the pack frames and straps, the weight issue will be of less importance. The Husqvarna is a big unit, just under 30 pounds, but the extra pounds bring additional power and for me it’s worth the added weight."

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:14 PM
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Nope. 380bfs
what is the blowing power
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:50 PM
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what is the blowing power


71.9 cc, 685.1 cfm, 201 mph, 29.54 lbs
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:55 PM
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All Stihl 4 mix equipment must be run with full synthetic mix to avoid valve issues. I learned that shortly after switching from the Mag 420 to the BR600.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:07 PM
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I like this one.

Starts everytime first/second pull, 3 full seasons on 2 of them...Super quite, rated consumer digest best buy, it is light and powerfull enough, if i need more blower i get the billy goat force out.
Im small just over 5 ft and it fits me right. It reloops the exhaust for lower noise and emissions.
I like not having to scream to hear myself at the end of the day!

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Engine specification Cylinder displacement 51.7 cc
Cylinder bore 1.7 inch
Cylinder stroke 1.3 inch
Power output 3.2 hp
Maximum power speed 6000 rpm
Carburetor Zama EL27
Fuel tank volume 50.72 fl oz
Fuel consumption 400 g/kWh
Ignition system Ducati ET
Idling speed 2300 rpm
Spark plug NGK BPMR7A
Electrode gap 0 "
Air flow data Air flow in housing 766.33 cfm
Air flow in pipe 473.22 cfm
Air Speed 177 mph
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:42 PM
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aggghhhhhhh these same post come around every year about which is best.....never ending
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:08 AM
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One that blows thats the best
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:54 PM
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most of us would say whichever one we spent the money on is the best. i have the husky 380, it's a beast and starts right up. 3 months old. so far so good.
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