Back pack blowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by mbigred, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You'll get used to it. Very powerful, hence the torque, and heavier. When I first used the 580 I used a bungy cord under the tube to the harness.
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  2. Church2224

    Church2224 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got the Echo PB-770T. Best damn blower I have ever used. It has plenty of power and is very comfortable for me.
     
  3. chrisexv6

    chrisexv6 LawnSite Member
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    Just used my Husq 570BTS (mostly the same as Redmax 7500) this weekend. I must say Im quite impressed. The blower felt like it was making almost no effort blowing the leaves, even wet stuff that was stuck on the road next to our curbs. Since it was new I didnt really go much over half throttle and again it still felt effortless. Glad I went with the 570 instead of the heavier/louder/less fuel efficient 580, since I just proved the 570 is perfect for my needs.
     
  4. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We have both. While the 570 does a better job of blowing wet grass stuck on sidewalks it doesn't blow like the 580. Side by side I'll take the 580, no doubt. However, the 570 is less bulky and more comfortable. In your case it sounds perfect for you.
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  5. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    As to the fuel efficiency of the 570 vs the 580 its tough to say. The tank is smaller and I believe the rpm's are higher on the 570 so I'm not sure about that. As to louder, the decibals are 110 for the 580 vs 112 for the 580. Its nice to have both but with the exception of comfort I'd never give up the 580 for the 570.
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  6. chrisexv6

    chrisexv6 LawnSite Member
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    Well now yer making me have second thoughts :)

    As far as fuel efficiency, I would think the smaller cc engine on the 570 would use less fuel no matter how you cut it. Again I found no need for full throttle, so tank size probably isnt an issue (especially for me since Im just a homeowner, not a pro doing multiple lawns per day). It was also about 100.00 less.....for a pro it might be worth it, but for me probably not. Hell the Husq 150 or 350 probably would have been fine for me too, but I figured buy once cry once and got the 570.
     
  7. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There's a 10cc difference but I think its a 600 rpm difference in favor of the 570. For a homeowner I'd have probably done the same thing. The 570 is much more comfortable. Good luck to you with it.
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  8. 3Bladz

    3Bladz LawnSite Member
    from IL
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    Has anybody ran a Maruyama BL85 with a tornado tip? I saw it down at the show in Louisville.
    I also find it funny that every manufacturer said their blower had the most power. The harness set-up on the Husky looked great even though most of the time we just sling them on one shoulder. I have had so many problems with the BR600 Magnums that I am looking around. The dealer support has always been good and that's why I kept using them. But I just don't think the short lifespan of the 4mix outweighs the fuel efficiency and light weight any longer. I have 5 600's now and have junked at least 4. I get about 2 years out of them at the most. 3 have been warrantied, one was just 2 months past warranty. I just paid for new valves and crankcase gaskets in one (not warranty because of carbon) and it has already needed valves adjusted after 30 days. Then there is the issue of fuel lines and primer bulbs decaying from ethanol, probably the same for every manufacturer right?
     
  9. trimminaway

    trimminaway LawnSite Member
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    I love my Husky 580bts. Husqvarna doesnt get enough credit for their blowers, they are great machines and this one is a workhorse. It blows piles of leaves and you can finish a yard in minutes and if you want, you can blower bricks around.The air filter system is also great and I find myself changing the filters less often. I bought this because I did not want to deal with valve adjustments on the stihl br600 a couple of times a season although I do have to say that the power to weight ratio is better on the 600.
     
  10. leftyjoe

    leftyjoe LawnSite Member
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    Do you think the 580 scours as well as the 600? Since they have similar mph, it seems they would be close.
     

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