Backpack blower research all brands

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ratherbeboating, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. ratherbeboating

    ratherbeboating LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    I'm in the market for a new backpack blower and as my normal M.O. I do a little research before I buy.......as well as calling around a bit. I figured anyone in the market for a blower could use this information.

    I know the prices will vary depending where you live so just use this info as reference.

    I don't have all data for all brands so here goes.

    Brand model CFM MPH $ lbs cc hp DBA

    Echo pb46ln 380 175 25.3
    Echo pb 603 535 190 23.9 58.0
    Echo pb650 650 210 $398 23.0 63.0

    Fradan BB-51 590 236 $389 22.0 41.0 67db
    Fradan BL6700 700 $399 21 59.2

    Husky 145T 589 175 $299 19.4 40.0 2.7
    Husky 155BT 600 183 $369 19.4 49.0 3.0

    Redmax 7001 680 204 $479 21.0 62.0 73db
    Redmax 7000 585 204 21.0 62 73db

    Robin FL500 530 260 $342 19.1 48.6 75db

    Shind EB630 613 201 $499 19.7 62 3.9 75db
    shind EB500 434 187 $399 18.5 43 2.3
    shind EB480 480 188 $399 19.8 43 3.0 69db

    Tanaka 4600 500 200 $429 23.9 43 2.5
    Tanaka 4610 500 200 $459 20.9 43 2.5
    Tanaka tb505 540 218 22 43 2.5



    Numbers don't lie but they sure don't tell the whole story. Listen to what other say and get as many recommendations as possible.
     
  2. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    I didn't know the 7001 Redmax was that much stronger in numbers than the 7000.

    Boy am I glad I have a 7001. :)

    Gary
     
  3. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    If you can buy an Echo pb650 for that price you better jump on it
     
  4. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    I bought a Echo BP 603 for $420 and I love the thing, blows leaves, grass anything in its way out of the way. Look at the Echo. I would say its powerful
    Matt
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    BP 650. I'm getting Two More. If You Can get them For That, Get two.
     
  6. Hookset

    Hookset LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    At that price I'll take another echo pb 650.
     
  7. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 749

    DISCLAIMER- I DO NOT own one, but a dealer I stoped by, that sells echo and shindy was telling me that the echo is absolutly CRANKED to get numbers that high, while most others have a little higher they can go, the echo 650 cant possibly go higher. This means reduced reliability of course if it is true. He also told me that echo refuses to test against the shindy's and the redmax's in their PVC ball test. I DONT KNOW IF HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH< BUT THIS IS WHAT HE SAID, so take it with a grain of salt. Just wanted to throw that in. I own a pb600, and thought it was the best thing going until I bought a w/b blower!
     
  8. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    what was the price on the pb 603? great blower in my opinion.

    K
     
  9. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    I got mine for $420 including tax. I think on the showroom floor it was like $410. I will agree, great blower.
    Matt
     
  10. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    I got the PB-650 for 430. Its a great machine, also performs well with wet leaves.
     

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