first blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikesjumpingin, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. mikesjumpingin

    mikesjumpingin LawnSite Member
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    I am building accounts for my first season, one is two acres with a long driveway...

    Will a backpack blower cut down on blow time? If so, about how much? If it is significant, it will be a factor.

    My dealor has echo and stihl. I was thinking of just starting with a hand held for ease of use, but that long driveway may be changing my mind.

    (searched blowers here, but could use more info on time)

    Thanks, Mike

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  2. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    Mike, Save buying two pieces of equipment and buy the back pack. If you buy the hand held like I did after an eternity trying to blow off a large job you will be right back to the equipment store.
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    definately spring for the backpack blower. it will always be way more productive than a handheld could ever be.
     
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Ah ya.................I remember my first blo.................er

    BLOWER

    BLOWER

    BLOWER


    Get the packback and don't look pack

    Spend the honey........@#$%##@ I mean money now and get the tight rool ---------arggg.........right tool for the job............uh........work that your gonna be sc--------doing.

    What a hard post to get through:dizzy:
     
  5. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Get the most powerful one you can find.I would recomend an echo pb650/750 or redmax 7001.:)
     
  6. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    I agree with all the replies, get the backpack blower. I only have a hand held blower and wish I would of gotten the backpack. Money was my main factor at the time, If you can afford the Better then I suggest back pack. I do have lawns with little to no blowing, so I would probably still use my hand held at times... Hope this Helps !!


    Lou :cool:
     
  7. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    We've had 3 Stihl BR400's over the past 2-3 years- I thought they were the greatest- and were
    Last year got an Echo 603- Its BAD-

    They are both same for blowing grass off drives- but the 603 kisks butt on leaf removal- They now have an Echo 650-750- have to check them out

    When we cut- each crew has a backpack and a hand held blower

    If your only going to buy one- I suggest a Backpack blower- Much more versitile on jobs
     
  8. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    Echo backpack 650 - my handheld lays on the bench gathering dust.. Save some $$ and use the back pack for cleanup's, fast and efficient.
    BobR
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    PB 650 You Will Kick Yourself For Not doing It!!!!!
     
  10. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    You will get more use from a backpack blower. I find i use it almost year round from blowing sand in the wind, to leaves in the spring and fall, to grass clippings after mowing. I recommend stihl. All my handheld equipment is stihl and i have never had a problem.
     

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