Buying a new Leaf blower need help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TazLandscapes, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. TazLandscapes

    TazLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    I am looking at buying a new backpack blower because my redmax eb7001 is having problems.
    I am looking at Echo's line of blowers perferably either the Pb413t or pb261there both in my price rangebut i didnt know how could they are any input is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Mike DiBiase
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    So what is wrong with Redmax....?
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    don't know much about Echo's what price range are you looking at?
     
  4. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Dont buy an Echo.

    Personally I use Stihl. Always have an always will.
     
  5. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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    to be honest ,if you like the power of your eb7001 you are going to small of a blower at the 413 or 261 range . i woun't go any smaller than a pb 620 . the eb 7001 is at least 200mph and 620 cfm the 413 and the 261 are only 150+ mph and 330 cfm
     
  6. JBlawncare

    JBlawncare LawnSite Member
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    I bought a Stihl Br550 and it is great. It helped me sooo much with fall cleanups. I think you should look into the Stihl blowers...
     
  7. walkerowner06

    walkerowner06 LawnSite Member
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    i would get the redmax ebz7001
     
  8. RM n WS

    RM n WS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I don't recommend the echo. I have had 3 and they don't last. The stihl br 600 is my favorite of all.
     
  9. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do any of you guys on here ever compare apples to apples or for that matter read the orginal question? He's looking for something less then $300, and he's asking about TWO certain models. Everyone keeps recommending $500 and up blowers. I would like to think the orginal poster realizes there will be a difference in power but price is an issue. The 413 will work just fine on smaller jobs but you'll wish you had a little more power on large areas.
     
  10. TazLandscapes

    TazLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    Sorry guys i should have put this in the original post.
    On the redmax the killswitch wiring is toast someone i let use it cut the two wires underneath and everytime i use it it takes two people to shut off.one to hold the wires together and one to hit the switch. I tried to rewire it and it wouldnt kill the motor.And I basicaly have a budget of about $300-350 i personnaly would love another redmax but there just out of my price range..

    Thanks again
    Mike
     

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