best blower for my buck?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by DylanK, May 16, 2006.

  1. DylanK

    DylanK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    okay... im in a dilema... i have about 5 lawns that i do as of now and i need a backpack blower for grass cliipings and leaves during fall clean-up...i dont want something too expensive but i want something thats going to do the job...i dont want ebay...please help me!!!
  2. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    I'm an obsessed homeowner and went with the Husky 145T. I got mine at Lowe's for $300. After using this for a full season I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good mid range unit. Now, If I was going full boat I'd be wearing a Redmax 8000 on my back but for my needs the 145 is perfect.
  3. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    i'm a big redmax fan but my dealer had me try the echo pb751 it is a great blower slightly more powerfull than a redmax eb7001 but only cost $459.00 at the dealer the eb7001 was $499.99 i did end up buying thr echo after demoing it. i really did want the redmax eb8000 but the $599.99 price tag was to much in my opinion.

  4. T.Wells

    T.Wells LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 86

    I was in the same boat. Homeowner here but I split the difference and went with the Redmax 7001. Great unit, starts right up and lots of power.

  5. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Posts: 507

    if your going to use it (light duty) i would look into the echo bp i have had one for 6 years now, it starts right up. has plenty of power. the reason i bought mine was i didnt want to use a $600 blower just to blow grass clippings off the side walk and have it trashed by the time fall cleanup came around, so i use the echo durring the summer and save the $600 bp. blower for the big jobs, it also makes them last longer as blowers are used wide open....

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