Backpack Blower Reccomendations??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GrassBlaster, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. GrassBlaster

    GrassBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    Shindaiwa EB500 for $329.00 plus tax

    Stihl BR340 for $299.00 plus tax

    The one thing I like is that the Stihl throttle is mounted on the tube.
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I have a Echo and a Stihl BR400. Had the Stihl for 5 years .Its a really good machine.The stihl will start easy and run for years. You will definitely prefer the controls on the tube.
  3. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    I have 2 shindaiwa's and an Echo. But I here the new Redmax is a butt kicker.

    By the way did you ever get the embroidery from my neighbor with your new logo on there. I saw it on their bulliten board at the shop the other day and thought about you. It looked really good to me.

  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    i have 2 stihl units. they are nice and i have no complaints. however, their are better out their. i am a huge echo fan, shindaiwa is nice, and redmax is king.
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    I have a stihl and an echo I like the echo more it has more power the stihl is lighter which is good for long time use.
  6. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    I have Echo and RedMax. Redmax rule!!!
  7. myoder

    myoder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    I have stihl and love all their hand held tools
  8. Flipperneck

    Flipperneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 164

    redmax eb7001 best bp i ever used.
  9. noiseyvoyzey

    noiseyvoyzey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    If you are gonna go with Stihl I would suggest the BR420 magnum. You will appreciate the extra power come leaf season
  10. greenback

    greenback LawnSite Member
    from L.I.
    Posts: 175

    i use the echo blowers, they also have the tube mounted throttle, been using them since i was a wee boy (about 3 years)

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