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Can't decide on which Blower to get

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fatboy5803, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    Trying to decide which blower to get,,, I now have all Echo products, real pleased with all. Never tried any other 2 cycle product. Been doing allot of reading yous guys have been saying and still confused :dizzy: The area I deal with caries Echo, Stihl, Shindawa, Husqavarna.. Out of these choices of brands, any help on a back pack blower ?? Thanks.....

    Lou :cool:
  2. Outback Designz

    Outback Designz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    As far as a blower, I would stay with echo. I have an echo pb-601. Works great, no problems. Good luck.
  3. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    Go with the Pb-650 great machine if your dealer has it get the pb-750...
    Also if you can find a redmax dealer try out the eb-7001.
    See how much each one costs...
    You'll probably end up paying around 500 for the redmax and about 450-475 for the echo. Well thats what it is around here for me.
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    ive pretty much run stihl blowers my whole life. whether it was working for other companies, my own business etc.... i got my br400 stolen last week, and just replaced it with the new stihl br420. Im not really that happy with this new model. i think the power has definately gone down hill, and isnt at all like my br400 was. i think next time ill look around a little more before buying. stihl has always been a great brand, and the backpack will last forever, but i think its missing the extra power the 400's had.
  5. Clay

    Clay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 236

    Echo or Red Max are the "big guns".... Take your pick :)
  6. fox

    fox LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 57

    have had great luck with bith echo and shindawa blowers, red max is also a very good unit.
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    redmax eb 7000
  8. Firefighter Dave

    Firefighter Dave LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    I have been looking for a back pack to get....and have searched multipal threads on this issue. I am going to buy this week a Redmax EB-7001....

    I have used older Redmax back pack blowers and was happy with them, and I am not sure who used the quote, but it was stated that Redmax is the Exmark of blowers.


    :blob2: :blob2:
  9. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    Echo pb650 or 750 are monsters when it comes to blow and not bad on weight either
  10. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    Echo is all i run.my dealer is a mile away from me

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