Hand-Held Blowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Nov 16, 2000.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Looking for a new blower to add to my equipment. I have a Stihl BG75 and it works fine, except for moving alot of leaves. I tried out a Stihl BR 320 and was not impressed at all. It belonged to one of my customers and he let me try it out. I didn't feel like I had much control of it. I didn't think it moved any more material than my hand-held.
    Are there any hand-held blowers out there that have high mph & cfm's. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    try the br-400. you should be slightly more impressed. others swear by the big shindawa and redmax but I've not tried them.

    if you're stuck on a hand held blower, why don't you try the big homeowners crapsman blower at sears.

  3. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    I have 2 Shindaiwa 240's. They have run very good for me. I like the size for summer time cutting, less space taken up on the trailer and easier to get in and out of the truck. I also have 2 backpacks, you can't beat the power, if you don't want to buy more than one, I would probably go with a backpack for year round use.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    As far as handheld blowers go, you've about maxed-out at the Stihl. To get any more power you'll have to move up to a backpack blower. I have a Shindaiwa eb630 and a Redmax eb6200. Their both awsome!
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    definately give the stihl br400 a try. i bought this backpack and love it. it is extremely powerful and in my mind is the best back pack out there.
  6. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 649

    ReddMaxx all the way! I've had mine for a year now an i don't know how i ever did a leaf job without it !
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Sorry MDB, but go with Shindiawa or Redmax, makes the BR400 seem like a toy.
  8. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    As far as hand blowers go you won't get much more than what you have. I am partial to stihl just because of their reliability. I have never had problems with them. I do have a stihl bg75 and br320. When we need the capability of of the br400 we get the 8hp Little Wonder out.
  9. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Echo PB 210 E
  10. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    New Stihl blowers this spring, BR-340 & BR-420

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