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Old 11-17-2013, 07:13 PM
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Thoughts on this Blower!

What do you guys think of this blower?
Pro's
Con's
I know there is only one picture. I am getting more.

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Old 11-17-2013, 07:32 PM
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Probably the best walk behind in the business. All metal housing. They've been around for decades. The parking lot guys seem to love them.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:28 PM
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Patriot got it right. We have one. Love it. Blows anything we put in its path...sometimes stuff that it isn't supposed to blow
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:35 PM
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Really depends on the properties that you have. Small flat areas I think it would be fine. If its not self propelled and the nozzle can't be moved up and down its not for me. What works for others might not work for you.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:45 PM
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Really depends on the properties that you have. Small flat areas I think it would be fine. If its not self propelled and the nozzle can't be moved up and down its not for me. What works for others might not work for you.
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Nozzle does move up and down.

Self propelled is a waste imo
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:30 PM
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Nozzle does move up and down.

Self propelled is a waste imo
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To each his own.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:10 PM
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Looks like a good buy, a long as the engine is in good condition and everything functions. As stated above, it really depends if it is good for you based on the properties you have.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:31 PM
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It's a good blower. We used to use them until we bought our first Billy Goat.

Pros
- Easy to get parts
- Very well built

Cons
- Heavy to push
- Nozzle does not move up and down (wiffyspark, That's just a flap that you can direct the air flow, partially, by hand)
- The Engine won't last long. (1st it's a Briggs and 2nd the LW impellor is so heavy that it put a stain on the engine shaft)

But, it's not a bad price.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:02 PM
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It's a good blower. We used to use them until we bought our first Billy Goat.

Pros
- Easy to get parts
- Very well built

Cons
- Heavy to push
- Nozzle does not move up and down (wiffyspark, That's just a flap that you can direct the air flow, partially, by hand)
- The Engine won't last long. (1st it's a Briggs and 2nd the LW impellor is so heavy that it put a stain on the engine shaft)

But, it's not a bad price.
How much do you need to move it? We had over a dozen of them. Most of the time the push blowers stayed in a spot and we used them to funnel leaves with a pbt 770

I personally didn't care for the billy goats. I thought they were much harder to move and that stupid plastic nozzle thing was always a pain. Espically if you use the elbow lol
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:20 PM
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How much do you need to move it? We had over a dozen of them. Most of the time the push blowers stayed in a spot and we used them to funnel leaves with a pbt 770

I personally didn't care for the billy goats. I thought they were much harder to move and that stupid plastic nozzle thing was always a pain. Espically if you use the elbow lol
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How was it a pain? You just squeeze the lever for up and down and if you want it to stay one way just push the pin in. I like being able to move it around without worrying about accidentally blowing the leaves the wrong way.
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