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best lightweight backpack blower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jampa1, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. jampa1

    jampa1 LawnSite Member
    from n.c.
    Posts: 3

    Wife joining team need advise on best lightweight backpack blower for her(quality&power)!
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Lightweight? For your wife? Look at that little one that Echo has...and don't look back. Simple starting, lightweight, plenty of power, and easy to use....
  3. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Stihls BR600 is light and POWERFUL...my wife uses mine to blow our yard and she doesnt have any probs with it....loves the thing.
  4. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Yup, BR600 There are light blowers. . .And then there are the light ones that are powerful :)
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    You came to the wrong site to ask that question........I don't think there is anybody on this site that knows anything about small equipment. Just go look at the weight of the blowers and select the one you think she can carry. It will be just fine.....we are beginning to believe we could do 85% of our jobs with a hand held, since they are getting very powerful.
  6. Mr Budget

    Mr Budget LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    My vote goes to the BR600 also it is a very good unit
  7. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    I have the BR600, its awsome and my 6'3 240lbs finds it to be light
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    An Echo pb-403 would be a good unit. Plenty of power and not to heavy! I have and its a great machine!
  9. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    BR 600 is very light, comfortable, quiet, and very powerful. I like mine a lot. My gf has no problem using it at all.
  10. Jnamo

    Jnamo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Can't go wrong with an Echo.

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