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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scag48, Aug 23, 2000.

  1. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    Well, since I'm getting my backpack tommorow I would like to know one thing about the clutch. I'm buying a Stihl, not the Echo, found out the one I wanted wasn't worth it. Anyway, there was a post about running at full throttle becuase of clutch wear. I don't know if they were talking about Shindaiwa equipment or all manufactuers but I would like to know about these clutches. Wouldn't backpack blowers not have a clutch because when you start them they are automaticaly blowing air? I'm confusing myself. Please help!:eek:
  2. pete

    pete LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I dont think you are makeing a mistake with the stihl ( i assume BR 400). They are light and powerfull, more so than any other blower ive run. As for the clutches, Echo 2601 trimmers have had problems with clutches. I have 2 of them but i havent had a problem. My freind has about 20 of them and he has replace a few of them. I think it was more of a problem in the early models which was exaserbated when guys would take the guards off of them. I have never heard of clutch problems with blowers, as far as i know they dont have one. I havent been reading posts for a while so i hope i helped somewhat Good luck with the sthil.
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    No clutch in backpack blowers.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Scag 48,They were talking aboutstring trimmers when they weretalking about the clutches.
  5. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Sorry, no clutch's on BP Blowers. Not that I ever saw. Like runner said I think you misunderstood and heard about the trimmers. I remember a conversation about that on here a few weeks ago.

  6. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    the flux capisistors go bad on them after about 100 hours dont they?
  7. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253


    Them, there back packs don't need no stinking clutches....
  8. bucktail

    bucktail Member
    Posts: 67

    Scag you really need to watch out for the pfitzer valve if that goes bad watch out!
  9. richard2

    richard2 Banned
    Posts: 101

    maybe look into the power window option....also heard the ac on echo blowers goes out...maybe get a v-6
  10. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    Just heard all br 320 backpack blowers that where sold after 8/23/00 are being recalled because of the anulo compessors are blowing up after 4 hours. Better hurry up and get that thing back to the dealer pronto scag

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