Back pack blowers?

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

  1. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Uhhh, no. With tube 712. Without tube 1012.
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  2. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
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    so now what?
     
  3. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Your still wrong.. Look at the CFMs in the parentheses to the right when you look at the site... Most brands post CFMs with tube and without. The CFMs are higher WITHOUT the tube...
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  4. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
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    ok Iam wrong
     
  5. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds like you'll have to demo them to believe the fact that the stihl is much less powerful.
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  6. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    To be honest if you haven't ran the other brands you will thing the sthil is the best one ever... But there is stronger blowers... I think I'm going with the 8500..
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  7. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
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    you are right the redmax has the higher
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Still wrong.
    With tubes 712 CFM. The larger number is taken at the blower housing on any machine, where the elbow tube comes out but without that elbow, and is 1012 CFM for the 600.


    MPH does matter. It makes scouring stuck down crap loose much easier. Having both high CFM and MPH is the best of both worlds and why the RM 7500/Husky 570 are the best of all blowers currently out. They are close enough in the real world on real debris to the 8500/580 that you will never notice the difference on heavy leaf piles, but their much higher MPH makes them a LOT better at scouring stuck down debris like sticks, wet leaves, grass etc. I have run them all in the real world in the fall time. The 570 was my choice for its overall performance. It is lighter than the 8500/580 and uses less fuel and costs less. For me cost wasn't an issue or factor, but all the rest of the stuff was.

    The 570 shows less CFM in the blower housing than the Stihl, but it must be a difference in the way they test them (since there's no standardized test) because I owned both the BR600 M and the 570 at the same time and have compared them on the same lawns and leaf piles many times over. The 570 is a lot more blower than the 600.


    Here is a link to a video testing the big BP's (minus the Shindy 802, which while a great blower, won't equal the 570 or 580).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqL085xf-g
     
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  9. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My electric leaf blower/vac that I clean my pellet stove with will never blow 220 mph the specs say it will and nor will it blow or scour better than any gas blower. For blowing leaves I want more blowing power. No leaves stuck on the ground will ever withstand the 580 or 8500 that they need to scour more. Rocks, gravel, etc... buried in grass the 570 MAY do a better job but examples like that would be it. Not sure of the difference in fuel, but 2.5 lbs wouldn't be a deal breaker. With the harness system Husky uses, its comfortable all day, IMO.
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  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was a guy used to post here named Darryl Gessner that bought his 580 about the time I bought my 570. we used to have a lot of fun kidding each other about which was better, but even he would admit his 580 didn't scout very well for its power output. Another guy here recently posted the same things about his 580.

    I have tested them all in the fall, like I posted above, and there's a definite difference in the way the 570 gets stuff loose, and on really deep heavy piles of wet leaves the difference in their ability to move the piles is minimal at best.

    I have a 200 MPH Craftsman electric leaf blower. It makes its 200 mph by squeezing the airstream down so small that it is useless for moving much in the way of leaves, but that tiny stream does get stuff loosened up from the mud. It is more like using an air hose than a leaf blower.


    But..... if you have high CFM (and the 570 does) and high MPH (which the 570 soundly trumps the 580 at), you have the best all around combi.

    I get hazed sometimes that I am sticking up for my blower because it is what I have, but that's BS. I could have bought either one at the time, and after running them both, I liked the 570 MUCH better. I bought it while I was just about to drop the money down on a 770 Echo because I had demo'd it previously and liked it so much, but then I found a dealer who had the Husky's in stock (no one did right after they first came out since they were selling so fast), so stopped in there before pulling the trigger on the 770 and I'm glad I did because the 570 is a lot more blower than the 770, and the 570/580's have the best shoulder harness I've ever used.
     
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