Backpack or Handheld Blower?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Peter120, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. cli99

    cli99 LawnSite Member
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    Never tried them but would like to! Also another good one is http://coreoutdoorpower.com/ . They both have advantages over gas

    No noise
    No smell or fumes
    Less money to operate
    Very little servace, pull the trigger and off you go!!
    Same power, if not more
    There's still more!!
     
  2. smlc451

    smlc451 LawnSite Member
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    LiON batteries are expensive, you need to have multiple batteries with you every time, and need to be replaced every few years. When battery technology improves they will be all the rage, until then, stick with gas. :)
     
  3. smlc451

    smlc451 LawnSite Member
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    I will take the pepsi challenge any day of the week with my BR600 vs. any battery powered blower.
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    They haven't come of age yet for us. For the homeowner they are there except for cost. Our concerns are still cost per charge life cyle. Someday though.
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  5. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Those crazy things move some air, let me tell ya'. But, it's no BR600. :laugh:
     
  6. 04fivefour

    04fivefour LawnSite Member
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    Oh I agree, I was talking from a pollution standpoint.
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  7. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    People discount the battery-powered stuff, because it's battery-powered. But, I was really surprised at how effective they are. I'd rather have Stihl's battery blower, before a plug-in blower. I think they're a great product, for a homeowner. It simply isn't the right tool for a LCO.
     
  8. 04fivefour

    04fivefour LawnSite Member
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    Battery Power has came a long way these past few years. I remember when I got my first Impact wrench it was the best on the market and it was crazy that it would do 780 ft-lbs at 90 psi. Now they have battery powered units that can do 800. They you can take it anywhere with you. No compressor, no tank, no lines.
     
  9. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have one as well. I absolutely love it and use it, almost daily.
     
  10. 04fivefour

    04fivefour LawnSite Member
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    Is it the ingersol rand? If so how do you like it? Not to get too off topic. Lol
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