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Old 03-03-2014, 07:54 PM
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Back pack for the wet surface and fall clean ups.Hand helds are good for the behind bushes and tight spots.
All in all,I'd definitely go both!
I use the BR600 as well and wouldn't go any smaller fosho!
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:57 PM
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Back pack is the way to go!
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:19 PM
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youll look and feel more professional with back pack
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:32 PM
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Get a back pack blower. Redmax of course as we all know they are the best.
If you want to go top-notch get a ride on or walk behind blower.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:09 PM
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I ended up buying 2 backpack blowers this winter after using a handheld for the past 2 years. I went to mess around with the handheld and I thought it was way to heavy to use. Going to stick with backpacks from now on.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:13 PM
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Not to be rude, but if you are asking if you should get a handheld, I am hoping you are just asking as a homeowner. Otherwise, you may want to seek work with an actual lawn maintenance operation for a season, instead of learning how to operate the very basics on someone's property. This could damage your reputation right out of the starting gate. But like most are saying here...power, power, power...you will thank me come fall....or spring....oh....and summer.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:23 PM
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Buy 3 handhelds for the price of a good backpack.......just kidding they all last for years so buy big and never again,
This is the best way to invest as a company. Many of mine have are 10 year old and never broken majorly.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:33 PM
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Yep...but if you do end up getting handhelds, with zero experience, I would invest in a minivan as your main hauling vehicle...maybe even an El Camino.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:24 PM
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Ha! Thanks guys. Well what models do you recommend?
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:49 PM
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Redmax 7500 or 8500 which are akin to Husqvarna 570 or 580.
Word on the street is that Husqvarna's are a bit more comfortable.
I own/run a RM 7500 and am "blown away" by its performance. VERY comfortable to me.
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