Backpack Blower

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by tls22, Oct 9, 2008.


Backpack Blower

Poll closed Nov 8, 2008.
  1. Yes all the time i hate it!

    8 vote(s)
  2. Im to lawn savy for that to happen to me!

    18 vote(s)
  3. Dum poll, never post again!

    20 vote(s)
  1. tls22

    tls22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    Now that we are getting into leaf season, how many of you hate it when you get the pack on and it shuts down. Do to it not being warmed up enough! This really bugs me, when i think its good to go it never is!:hammerhead:
  2. Bladerunner Inc

    Bladerunner Inc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    It's not always because it cold sometimes its just being a pain and I hate it!
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    the ones that have skill (like me) can reach behind with it still on my back and start it with a nice easy pull. the new guys try that and look like a duck flaping a broken wing, not to mention its hard on the recoil when you cant do it right.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I got the redmax 7001 and it doesn't happen often. Its usually when I'm in the middle of using it and a customer wants to chat and I have to shut it off. Like Picasso said if you've been doing this for a while you can master the art of reaching behind your back to start it without breaking anything.
  5. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    Doesn't bother me that much. . . I can't start it behind my back, but then again I try to avoid customers when I'm blowing.

    BTW it's savvy, not savy - and dumb, not dum. :)
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    I have an echo so it never happens to me!!....
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    yep:) I only shut mine off when I have to talk to someone
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

  9. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    I plan to buy a backpack blower probably next season along with a stick edger. So we'll see.
  10. hillbilly_lawnboy

    hillbilly_lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    it always happens when you get into a hurry no matter what. you get in a hurry nothing runs right. Nobody on the highway has any clue what speed limit means and gas prices go

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