Backpack blower recommendations?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mikegyver, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's what I was wanting to hear. I really am stuck on the fence. At this point I will go into our echo/stihl/shindaiwa dealer and look at them all. Anyone have the link to that backpack blower comparison chart?
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know he takes out the stuff you mentioned, and removes a gasket somewhere. Some of the despcription of doing it is in the posts below his YT demo's, and a lot more of it is in that thread here on LS where he was posting. I'll see if I can find that thread later today.
     
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    LMAO.......

    I'd take a br600 over an 802 any day......
     
  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My BR600 is in for a broken throttle linkage. Over all I have liked it I just am wanting to move away from 4-mix (after dealing with an older 4mix trimmer) and get back to a standard 2 cycle. They just don't last for me...my trimmer is on it's last leg and it was bought in 2010. The blower isn't exactly like it was when new this summer...I think it's lost some of it's power.
    Mike
     
  5. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is this narrowed nozzle and Echo item? I don't see it listed on shindy's website.
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hi Greyst1, It's right there on their website-
    http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/Products/Blowers/EB802RT.aspx

    Notice in the specs where it says round pipe and turbo pipe? Notice too that the specs are just as I mentioned earlier, the round pipe has higher CFM but lower MPH than the turbo tube, and the turbo has lower CFM, but higher MPH than the round tube. :)
     
  7. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I see, thanks bro.
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Their website could be a little better at explaining that both come with the machine, and that it's not an either/or deal. I wouldn't have known myself maybe if I hadn't handled one, and talked to the dealer long before I ever went to look at them again on their website.

    BTW- that was supposed to read "It's right here on their website", not "It's right there on their website" which could be taken as being talked down to. Definately not my intent, so I apologize if it came off that way, but who can ever know for sure when chatting on the net?
     
  9. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    No worries, i didn't take that way. So you are saying they come with the blower? My bro and i bought two last year and neither us received two tubes.
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Yea, all of them that I have looked at in person in the last year have had both tubes. One is normally mounted on the machine, but the other is usually kept with the boxes that the blowers come to the dealer in. You just have to make sure to ask the dealer for both. The place I go to that carries them has them stashed away in back to keep them from magically disappearing.
     

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