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Old 02-02-2013, 09:02 PM
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BP Blower

I am starting out this season and I need some advice on what backpack blower to go with. I am leaning towards redmax or shindaiwa. I am willing to spend up to 550 to 600 on a blower. If you can add your cost to operate for the blower you recommend that will help out alot. Thanks
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:10 PM
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Red max 8500 best out there. 5 gallons of fuel in 8 hours open wide
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:41 PM
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If you're gonna get the Redmax 8500 may as well buy the Husqvarna 580 instead because it has a waist belt, which is a nice thing to have when you've got almost 30 pounds on your back...your hips are a much better place to carry it than your shoulders in my opinion. They are gigantic, heavy and loud as hell but nothing blows as hard. If you go with a Shindaiwa, I'd go with the 802 over the 854.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:47 PM
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I just picked up the BR600 on friday, and used it today....SO much better than my previous handhelds. I love it so far...good luck in your choice.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:59 PM
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And Pantano Equpment a sponsor here puts the Husky on sale on eBay pretty often. $475 free shipping not long ago. Much cheaper than the Redmax and a better harness/belt system.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:47 AM
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I have a Red Max 8050! Thing is a beast! Heavy as hell but it can move mountains of leaves! Looking to get a 8500 later this year!
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:58 PM
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The redmax 8500 is really light well worth the money. Can't go wrong. I used to always buy Stihl blowers not anymore.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:02 PM
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The 8500 is light? I've heard it called a lot of things, but I think light is a first, lol.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:40 PM
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I have recently bought the echo 770, which is a lot stronger than thr br600. But when i bought it, i couldn't decide between te husqvarna 580 (guess a whole lot stronger) and the echo, so i just went with the brand i know (own a lot of echo equipment) but i feel i should have bought the husky.
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Get the Shindaiwa EB802RT and then thank me later.
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