Ban On Backpack Blowers *effective Immediately*

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    OH MY GOD,

    The Vancouver City Council HAVE DECIDED, UNANIMOUSLY to BAN backpack blowers in the WEST SIDE of VANCOUVER, BC, Canada!!!

    THIS REALLY takes a big bite for the property managers downtown..

    I'm not sure if the backpack blower's are banned for residential use in the WEST SIDE??

    OH boy, whats next? you're not able to use lawn mowers??
     
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    Get a 72inch dixie chopper with twin 25 hp deisel engine to blow with. Then run for city council. That will show them!!
     
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :cool2: :cool2: :cool2:
     
  4. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    SOooooooo, Think'n a push blower, like my Little Wonder, would be ok? :dizzy:
     
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good question, I'm not sure ...

    I've never seen a little wonder blower so I wouldn't know ..

    They were suggesting using a POWER BROOM and COMPRESSED AIR ... uhhh..

    :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
     
  6. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    I live just south of ya so i gotta wonder.......

    Do they possibly all support that pot store that was publicly selling? BC Bud speaks volumes. lol
     
  7. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    but hand blower's are ok? Will be a rush on buying these units. ;)
     
  8. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know I read a couple of months ago down here in the states that several counties and states require licensing to run a backpack blower.
     
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What to do now?!?!?

    :dizzy: :dizzy: :cry: :cry: :dizzy: :dizzy: :cry: :cry:
     
  10. steve122

    steve122 LawnSite Member
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    Please explain to those of us who don't live there what kind of logic or arguements were used to support this ban. sounds pretty ignorant on the surface. Makes you wonder whats next. Gas powered mowers and everyone has to go to the push type reel mowers our grandfathers used?
     

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