Back pack blowers?

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

  1. AllProLC

    AllProLC LawnSite Member
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    McGavic's in Noblesville or Kokomo are RedMax dealers near you
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I realize that's all you had to test on, but it ain't much of a test. As for revving up faster with the 580, that's simply a variance from machine to machine, and can easily change after the break in period. Pick up two other blowers and the results could easily be the other way.

    Like I've said repeatedly, I have ran them both on real world debris and the 570 will move anything the 580 will, and scour better to boot. I am not defending my blower because it is what I bought, or because I didn't get the biggest blower and I'm jealous. I bought it after testing them both on wet fall leaves. I could have spent the money on either. That wasn't an issue. I could care less about bragging rights of having the biggest one made right now. I chose the one that worked the best, wet or dry, gravel, sand, or leaves, and I have yet to regret it.
     
  3. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You being happy with it is all that matters. If I had a lot of scouring to do I'd probably get one. Comparing the 2 it felt like 2 different animals. I do like that the 570 is less bulky. I run 223l trimmers for everyday trimming. Some guys would prefer something bigger. I buy what works for me to get done in the timeliest manner.
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  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    My 570 is in its 3rd fall, and my 223L is through its second full season. Love 'em both.
     
  5. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Agreed. IMO the 223's are underpriced and IMO they're as good/better than anything in or above their class/size. Now that I finally found the blue caps for the t35 head I like it even better.
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  6. happyuser

    happyuser LawnSite Member
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    purchased the Stihl 600 last week. by far the best ive ever used. starts first pull, comfortable and a hurricane in box lol.
     
  7. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'll support Ridin' Green with his opinion. I have both the 8500 and 7500. You are right in observation that the 8500 blows harder and quicker than the 7500 but what I've found is that the 8500 blows debris into a wider less controlled path causing me to go back to pick up the so called leftovers. In addition, as mentioned, it doesn't scour as well. The 7500 might take longer to get things moving but it seems to have a more controlled air stream and the extra air speed (236 vs 204 mph) allows it to keep things moving.
     
  8. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Upon your suggestion and review I am gonna buy a 570 for a kid to use next season that says he's gonna work with us.
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  9. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not saying he's wrong in that sense, just saying I like the power and the wider swath. That's what I use my blowers for. Except for some wet grass on sidewalks or pavement, I don't have a need for better scouring.

    I am gonna buy one for a kid that says he's gonna work with us since its powerful but less bulky than the 580.
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    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013
  10. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You obviously don't do wooded areas. There comes a time back pack or walk behind blower is ineffective. I've had piles where they went higher then turf tracer. I'm efficient with basics Stihl backpacks and walk behind mower for leaf plowing.
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