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cheaper hurricane blower.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by THEGOLDPRO, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    you guys seen the cheaper version of the hurricane blower? the rep said this one was going to cost in the 5k range. you steer by moving the whole handle assembly left and right. it had an 18hp subaru on it.
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  2. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    That's real neat. I'm just glad that I mow till all the leaves are done falling! We just don't get the leaves that some of you guys do.
     
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    that would be great for parking lots around campus...
     
  4. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    yeah i think im gonna pick this one up, its roughly half the price of the original hurricane blower
    blower is alittle smaller,doesnt have the vac option, and isnt a full hydro steering system, they made this one to sell to the guys who dont want to spend 10k on a blower that will only be used a few months out of the year. here is the original hurricane blower for people who havent seen it.
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  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    sometimes simple is better...
     
  6. propertymanagement2010

    propertymanagement2010 LawnSite Member
    from jerzey
    Posts: 76

    you could just build one yourself outta a billy goat 18hp for under $3500.....
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,256

    Sweet, $5K is reasonable, $10K for the original is insane, which I told them. Lots of guys around here with them, but I just can't justify it.
     
  8. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    I would bet less than that....just buy a beat Hydro WB mower with a sulky (or a Stander for that matter) and find an old Little Wonder or Billy Goat with a bad motor, take the deck of the mower, fab up a frame outta square tubing to hold the blower housing and weld the casters from the mower deck to the frame. Just have to figure out a way to run the blower off the mower PTO, but if you're handy enough you could easily do it.
     
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    that new one looks like a piece of crap, and at 5K it is still way too much to even consider
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    im not that motivated. but its a good idea.
     

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