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Bowie StrawBlowers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by muddstopper, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    Was talking to the Bowie dealer about a new straw blower. I was looking at one of the tailgate mulchers. Dealer claims the blower will work for vaccuming up leaves and such and blow into a trailer. No big news here but then he told me that the machine had enough suction to suck mulch out of a trailer and blow into beds thru a hose. Now I may have been born at nite but it wasnt last nite. He didnt have any hose on hand so I couldnt try it out. Has anybody here had any experiences with the Bowie strawblower and are these claims true. I was just looking for a good straw blower but if this is true the possibilities for extra$$$ without additional equipement has me considering buying one.
  2. Don't know about the Bowie, but I just bought a Finn B40, what a awsome machine.
  3. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
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    Posts: 587

    can it blow mulch from the back of a truck into beds?

    i would tell him that I am very serious about buying the machine, but I will not consider it until he can back up his claims with a demonstration.
  4. I doubt very seriously you are going to find one that does both, I know you can't with this one or my old one.
  5. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    "i would tell him that I am very serious about buying the machine, but I will not consider it until he can back up his claims with a demonstration."

    More or less what I told the dealer. The new blower does have a extra suction port for attaching a hose that the old style didnt have. It also has a door to close off where you feed the straw which is how I assume it creates its suction. I just wont be convinced it will suck bark off a truck and blow thru a hose until I see it. I have never seen a finn bark blower work but it somehow has to suck the bark into the blower before it can blow it out. I just dont see the tail gate mulcher having that much power so it might work somewhat, but I'm left wondering if it would be worth the trouble. If I wasnt already needing a straw blower I wouldnt even consider bark blowing as an option. If it does work as stated, that would definately make the Bowie a more desireable unit verses other models. I guess I need to go back and demand a demo, if nothing else to satisfy my curiosity.
  6. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    how did it work?
  7. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,966

    Thats an old post. Muddstopper has gotten out of the landscaping business but still checks in once in a while. I don't think he ever bought the Bowie Strawblower. If I recall correctly he bought one from a new manufacturer in Georgia that has since gone out of business.

    I really don't think the strawblowers I have seen on the market including Bowie do much other than blow straw.

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