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commercial backpacks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kilman's, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Kilman's

    Kilman's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    i bought me a couple of echo 230 linetrimmers and they seem like there going to work fine, now i am looking for a good backpack, i am looking at redmax, echo, and shindawai, any advice on which way i should go, thanks
  2. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    well all of these are great brands. I have the shindaiwa 8510 and I have been very pleased with it. To tell you the truth I would wait till the new 8520 comes out this year. it comes with a greater back support than any blower out there. and a improved throttle cable design the 8510's is a 2 piece so sometimes you have to pop it back in place if it gets twisted around. this only takes a second though. Also keep in mind go to the best dealer. any questions just ask.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    I have an echo blower that doesn't perform well at all, It's hard to start and the throttle gets stuck @ full throttle.

    I bought a REDMAX EBZ8001 and WOW what a difference, start's in two pulls at the start of the day and then just one pull all day long. And this thing will literaly blow a brick across the driveway...it's bad!
  4. Kilman's

    Kilman's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    which echo model is it
  5. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    his is the pb403. oh ya the shini will blow a battery across the floor. thats what sold me on it is the power.
  6. Youngone07

    Youngone07 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    stihl br 600 only way to go
  7. capnsac

    capnsac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 702

    I have the echo PB-755ht and I can't say enough about it. It's great, it starts right up all day long and has enough power to blow your **** back out your mouth. Wear earplugs though, it gets kinda loud...
  8. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 758

    I have an Echo PB-620.

    It has enough power to remove river rock with ease, thats a feature I like, it makes redoing bedding matterials around houses a breeze, weight down a tarp next to the rock/woodchip/mulch bed and blow the matterial onto the tarp.

    It does take about 5 pulls to start, so it's kind of a cold bastard compared to my other Echo equipment, but it's only 5 pulls, so it's not that bad. The one thing that sold me on the Echo was the 5 year warranty. :cool:
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Redmax ebz7001 is all you'll need.

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