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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 07-24-2011, 10:21 PM
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redmax, nobody i know has anything else for blowers that hold up as long, mine starts 1-2nd pull, hopefully adding a 7000s or 8000s series soon
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Redmax EBZ8000 unfortunately they are discontinued
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:01 AM
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:15 AM
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Ryobi!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you guys know that Makita makes a backpack blower now? On sale at sears for $763.83...yes that's the sale price!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...&blockType=G12

Here's the specs...don't look too impressive...wth?

http://www.makita.com/en-us/Modules/...aspx?ID=349733
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:24 PM
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Shindaiwa EB802.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:46 PM
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Echo are by far the best blowers we use.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:46 PM
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Stihl. Br600 mag. Nuff said
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:05 AM
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Stihl BR600, but I'm curious about the Stihl Magnum, it's stats are impressive. Will probably buy one in the Spring.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:23 AM
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RedMax 8500. everything else is a waste of time....
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:50 AM
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I can now say with certainty that the Husqvarna 580 (basically the same as the Redmax 8500) outblows the Echo 755 and 770 by a fair margin. I was out on Friday working next to a friend of mine and his crew. They were trying to blow some leaves back into the edge of the woods and after they gave up on getting them back any further I stepped up with my 580 and did the "is this what you're trying to do" thing and easily blasted them back. I let the guy who was running the 770 try my blower and he asked if he could use it on their next job....I said sure, for $60/hour, lol. The 580 has a hip and chest strap which I really like rather than having all the weight on my shoulders. I have also bought an extra intermediate tube ($9)...it scours much better with it but it does get a little heavy after a while. I find the high velocity nozzle that came with mine (the flat curved kind) to be unusable at any significant throttle....it's just too hard to hold it. It won't be my first choice for my mowing route since it is a big heavy unit, but for cleanups the thing absolutely kicks tail.
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