Backpack Blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by kwoods, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. kwoods

    kwoods LawnSite Member
    from Ada, MI
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    Getting very sick of always having my ECHO 770 blowers breaking down. Either the carbs or the swivel tube or the ignition coil etc. It always seems like I have one broke down. Thinking of switching to REDMAX. Any recommendations? thanks
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Get the Husqvarna version of the RM (Husky owns RM), either the 570 (same as 7500) od 580 (same as 8500). They have much better shoulder harness systems on them. I own the 570 and it is noticeably stronger than the 770 but they are both the same price. i've owned mine since they first came out and would buy another in a heartbeat. I prefer the 570 over the 580 because it scours better, has about as much real world performance as the 580, is lighter, uses less fuel, not to mention costs less.

    I love my 570.

    Test of big BP's-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqL085xf-g
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Video proves one thing. More money spent will move more tennis balls up a vertical tube.
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  4. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good vid Riding, would have been good to see the shindaiwa eb8510 in the test.
     
  5. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just had a quick look online, apparently the redmax EBZ8500 produces a maximum air speed of 206 MPH with tube air flow approaching 908 CFM.

    The EB8510 tube air 952 CFM / air speed 224 MPH

    Ive owned the 8510 for about 5yrs now, wanted the most powerful on the market. If theres anything with noticably more powerful I will buy that when this one wears out.

    Anyone know the most powerful backpack available.
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Define most powerful? Highest net hp, cfm, tube velocity? The only answer is what works for your purpose. Some guys need to move leaves more than grass. I need to move grass from a distance to blow down any clumps. I run all Echo except for blowers, then it BR600 Magnums. Some you just have to try and see what feels best as lot of criteria is subjective.
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  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Go RedMax or Husky...and you'll have the best. Word.
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    That's just silly bro.

    I do agree- try them all for yourself. That's exactly what I did before buying another big BP.

    The 770, 600, and 570 all cost the exact same thing, but the 570 blows harder than all of them by a noticable degree. I owned until earlier this season a BR600M and my 570 for the past few years. I've ran most all the big BP's on real world debris and the 570 is well ahead of everything except the 580/8500, but it blows deep piles just about as well, and scours better, and that's a fact, plain and simple. I have no favorite brand here so it isn't that either.
     
  9. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you tried the 8510 by any chance?

    Only ask because I haven't tried any of the blowers you mention, so if uve tried then youd know whether its not as good at moving grass/leaves :)
     
  10. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hmm I guess a comparison of CFM & air speed would be a good indication. I need to do both grass/leaves. Man I hate when those bastard gum leaves wont move !!! :hammerhead:
     

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