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Old 06-09-2011, 09:47 PM
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:03 PM
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anyone know the prices of these blowers. I'm guessing the price varies by location, but I'd like to get an idea of about how much they cost. I've tried several Internet searches but I cant seem to find prices.

I agree with what yall have said. I'd like to get as large of a blower as I can. I've made very little profit recently thanks to stolen equipment, vehicle and equipment repairs, a van with 8mpg, and spending alot of time sweeping. I'm hoping a large blower will help me make enough to purchase a new work vehicle very soon.

I don't want to spend more than $500 and since I am a small business I'd like to get the most for my money. An extra $100 dollars for an extra 2mph velocity isn't worth it. I want something cheap (preferably in the $300-$400 range), but I also want enough power that I don't have to bend down to blow leafs.

So far I haven't had any jobs where I've had to clear an entire yard of leafs, but I also don't want my equipment to limit me. From what I understand though a walk behind blower is better to do an entire yard.

Sorry I keep going off topic, I've got alot of questions.

Thanks alot for all the quick replies
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:05 PM
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anyone know the prices of these blowers. I'm guessing the price varies by location, but I'd like to get an idea of about how much they cost. I've tried several Internet searches but I cant seem to find prices.

I agree with what yall have said. I'd like to get as large of a blower as I can. I've made very little profit recently thanks to stolen equipment, vehicle and equipment repairs, a van with 8mpg, and spending alot of time sweeping. I'm hoping a large blower will help me make enough to purchase a new work vehicle very soon.

I don't want to spend more than $500 and since I am a small business I'd like to get the most for my money. An extra $100 dollars for an extra 2mph velocity isn't worth it. I want something cheap (preferably in the $300-$400 range), but I also want enough power that I don't have to bend down to blow leafs.

So far I haven't had any jobs where I've had to clear an entire yard of leafs, but I also don't want my equipment to limit me. From what I understand though a walk behind blower is better to do an entire yard.

Sorry I keep going off topic, I've got alot of questions.

Thanks alot for all the quick replies
Going cheap doesn't make anything any easier. Spend $500-$550 on a big blower and you'll never have to upgrade to a bigger blower.

If you buy a $350 mid-grade blower, soon enough you'll want something bigger. So you'll spend $550 on another blower.

Just buy the big blower once and be done.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:19 PM
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you get what you pay for
stihl is light with lots of power
husq 380bt has a bit more power but is heavy as heck
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:24 PM
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BR-600 mag...both myself and my guys LOVE THIS THING! it will blow off a side walk as fast as you can walk. Tank of gas lasts a good while (much longer than my trimmers )....its also lightweight which is a plus....
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:33 PM
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Going cheap doesn't make anything any easier. Spend $500-$550 on a big blower and you'll never have to upgrade to a bigger blower.

If you buy a $350 mid-grade blower, soon enough you'll want something bigger. So you'll spend $550 on another blower.

Just buy the big blower once and be done.

I totally agree, but my budget doesn't LOL
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:10 AM
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so far this is what i have found:

husqvarna 180bt 77cc $529.95
husqvarna 380bts 71.9cc $529.95

Redmax 8001
7150 64.9cc $479

echo pb770 $499

Stihl BR600 64.8cc $489
br420 58.6cc $429
I'm going to check local dealerships near by to take a look at them tomorrow. I am not finding anything on the redmax 8001, but I saw a redmax 8500 for $539
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:42 AM
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I completely understand that your question was on backpack blowers, but if all your doing is clippings, pinecones, and small debris, then I would so recommend a strong handheld blower. Maybe a Stihl BG-86 or something along those lines. Easier to transport, better on gas, etc........ You could even buy two and have a backup for the price of a big backpack. I just don't see wasting the $$ on a huge backpack if your never gonna utilize it.

If you see yourself getting into leaves or huge parking lots, then yeah, definitely go big backpack or walk-behind. I would recommend Shindaiwa. The 802's are awesome. We ran them for a couple of years before switching over to Fradan Walk-Behinds. Also, if your area is anything like mine, check and make sure your high-end residentials/HOA's aren't whining about the big backpacks. I have two high-end HOA's that have asked me if I could tone down the blowers. I basically told them no, and they haven't outlawed it yet, but I feel it's coming. Good Luck.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:17 AM
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Doesn't Stihl have a low noise model?
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:51 AM
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I think they do CPL, but I'm not sure. The only Stihl I've ever messed around with is the 600 Magnum, and I'll admit, it performed great. But it just seemed like a toy compared to the 802.
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