Best Blower For Around $300?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BanvilleLawnCare, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I will be needing a new blower next season and dont want or need a $500+ beast. I am looking for something around $300. I dont care too much about brand I am just looking for any suggestions I can get on what would be a quality blower in my price range.
     
  2. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I saved money buying a new blower on ebay. If you're doing leaves get at least a 60cc to 80cc engine, imo. :weightlifter:
     
  3. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    what blower did you buy on ebay?
     
  4. docta

    docta LawnSite Member
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    I bought my Shindaiwa 630 used on eBay for $230.00 and it starts easy and runs great. Very powerful and serves all of my needs very well.
     
  5. B_gerrits

    B_gerrits LawnSite Senior Member
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    I love my echo PB-413T does everything I want it to including blowing rocks, leaves, and just about anything else. $299 new I personaly would not buy a blower on ebay I want a warranty and a face to deal with if something goes wrong.
     
  6. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    are you talking hand held or back pack....... you can get a stihl 85 bg hand held for less then that ...........not a backpack though......
     
  7. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    heres a link to a husquavarna at lowes for $300 , link =

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=192729-572-145BT&lpage=none

    * a few years ago i bought this blower at sears on sale for $200 . its very well built but doesnt have big time power . i bought it for home use where i dont need alot of power but itll still blow a fair amount of leaves around for fall clean up but not as fast as a big redmax would . but this machine runs very well / dependable / starts right up and never falters , and is very solidly built . and i have faith in husquavarna from owning their chain saws and being told by career tree trimmer friends they make the best chain saws . the only thing i dont like about this blower is it has the throttle on the tube as opposed to on a side handle , i find the side handle more functional . but maybe they come with either type cant say .
     
  8. B_gerrits

    B_gerrits LawnSite Senior Member
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    The echo is same price but more power and yes it is a backpack which I personally like much more than a hand held. I do like echo, however I don't know anything about Husky's backpacks they do make an awesome saw I would much rather have their chainsaw. Anyways you can check out echo's PB 413 at home depot.com and compare the specs.
     
  9. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Everyone always says go w/ the biggest but I can get an echo 413 off craigslist for $240....a new handheld stihl 85 is around $230. I still have the 85 I've had for 2 seasons but looking to replace it and have it on the truck as a backup.

    The specs look close for both units....but the 413 backpack is much better?

    Gary
     
  10. B_gerrits

    B_gerrits LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually I have no experience with either the stihl or husky. One thing I will say the echo has 4ccs more power( I looked at the link for the husky) didn't check weight difference. I personally would pay $10 more for a backpack blower. All I can say is I have been happy with the 413
     

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