Blowers - Backpack or Handheld

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by statman, Apr 17, 2007.

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Backpack or Handheld - which do you use?

  1. Backpack

    83 vote(s)
    79.8%
  2. Handheld

    18 vote(s)
    17.3%
  3. Broom

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. I Leave clippings on hard surfaces

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 271

    Which do you use and why?
     
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We use Stihl Br 420 backpacks. They are less tiring than handheld's and can be used for any size jobs.
     
  3. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    redmax7001. starts easier than my handheld. more power. easier to carry
     
  4. lawntimenosee

    lawntimenosee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    :clapping: list goes on and on.. backpacks
     
  5. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    Time is money, there is no money using handheld unless you just do for partime extra money which don't care for time...
    Backpack gets things , big things, done three times faster than handheld.
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    we use stihl, and we use both. i've read threads on here where it was said if you use a handheld, you aren't a professional. give me a break. both have their place, couldn't do a cleanup without a backpack, that's a given. but on postage stamps lawns that have no driveway, whip out the handheld. we'll use a handheld in that situation any day of the week.
     
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I've got an Echo 755 on the trailer, along with a 751.

    For those that don't know Echo products, they'd both be backpacks.
     
  8. Alpha01

    Alpha01 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Whats a postage stamp lawn?
     
  9. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    very small lots
     
  10. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    backpack only...handhelds are for homeowners
     

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