bp blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by liltex, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. liltex

    liltex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    i am looking for a backpack blower with hip control. my neighbor has a shindaiwa with it but the new ones i see on ebay has stick or tube control. i hope this makes sense
  2. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    get the redmax 7001, they make a right or left handed model. the right hand has the grip/throttle and the left hand folds down like what you are looking for.
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    didn't mean to quote, meant to edit....
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    The good old echo PB-400e. Built like a tank. Since it is a cast alum. housing. Everything other blower is plastic. I got one that 12 years(my father bought it a long time ago, then I got it) old and one thats 6 to 8 (got it used from a pawn shop). They start up every day. Can take a lot of abuse. Both have bounced out of the truck at least once. Echo still makes them. They has stopped for one year and got more angry letters about it than anything else. So they started back up. Has hip mounted controls. I wouldn't have anything else. Its one of the only old school landscape equipment still in production.
  5. liltex

    liltex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    no i want one that has hip control. not one with grip or the fold down type. i've got to check out the 400e.
  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    do you mind me asking but why do you want hip control?
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    ^^ might be left handed ^^

    Go RedmaX!!!
  8. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    Did you get it going vipermanz?
  9. liltex

    liltex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    just know what i want but don't have the time for shopping around looking for it. full time job plus i have 45 accounts. the commercial store closes before i get a chance. the shin eb630 is what i want but all the ones i see on ebay have some long grip control.
  10. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    Several of the more powerful Echo blowers have hip control. I just looked at a PB-650 with it yesterday.

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