Efco Blowers - opinions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    My main guy only does Efco. He does Toro mowers and snow equip too.
    I mainly go there for repairs/tune ups and not for new stuff.

    I also have a local dealer that deals with Stihl. It would not bother me to go that route either. I want a light blower, easy to start. Not interested in a heavy beast. Note I am wanting a handheld not a backpack.
     
  2. morgaj1

    morgaj1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    Given those 2 choices, I would go with the Efco. Here are the specs for the Efco SA2026:

    Weight: 9.4lb
    Power: 1.2hp
    Air Volume: 410cfm
    Air Speed: 166mph

    Here are the specs for the Stihl BG55:

    Weight: 9lb
    Power: 0.9hp
    Air Volume: 418cfm
    Air Speed: 140mph

    IMO, the Efco wins the comparison. Plus, you have a good dealer to service it.
     
  3. XYZLawnPros

    XYZLawnPros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    The Husqvarna service guy is just 200 yards from Lowes. Well it is what it is I guess.

    Quick question DA. Why would you not want to put real gas in your machines?
    The farmers have been duped by the government and the oil men. And now our average food costs have skyrocketed. Within a year or 2, me and you won't be able to afford a pound of strawberries, a dozen ears of corn or a bag of oatmeal.
     

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