backpack blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cwmiller928, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. cwmiller928

    cwmiller928 LawnSite Member
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    I've been looking into a new blower and have limited funds. Does anyone know a good backpack blower for around $200 and what should i look for in a backpack blower. Craftsman has a 30cc 200mph blower is it worth the $200? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
    thanks guys
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,207

    I would get a commericial Echo hand blower might be close to the $200.
  3. cwmiller928

    cwmiller928 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    Whats a good backpack blower? i want a good solid one for blowing leaves. Im really really really tired of raking. what about the $300 range.
  4. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    I've got a used PB4600 I could sell for a pretty low price if you're interested. if it must be new, you might have to settle for a small commercial grade unit.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    i bought my redmax eb7001 for $325 used, payed for itself the first day of use. Its GREAT, great for spring cleanups as well.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Get a used commercial unit, it will fit your price range and suit your needs.
  7. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    The Echo PB-403T is a very nice commercial backpack for $299 at your local dealer.
  8. fazzy815-66

    fazzy815-66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    Used is definetly your best bet!! redmax 7001 is an incredible blower.Do not
    Irepeate DO NOT buy a craftsman!! I bought one thinking I would use it as a
    secondary blower and even in that capacity it broke within 3 months (could not be fixed either);)
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Yeah, my neighbor has one of those $200 Crapsman backpack blowers. It is gutless as can be. He uses his rake more often unless I'm around and then he uses either my BR420 or BR600. He prefers the 600.

    CHAMPION TURF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Redmax Eb4401 Backpack $299.99

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