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In need of a new push blower- please advise

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clydesdale, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 388

    I would like to purchase a new blower before fall clean up season. I have an old 11hp giant vac which I thought was great. But it is 15 years old and compared to my new redmax back pack it is a dog. I need something with a little more power. I like the chute on the billy goat. Any suggestions though? Thanks
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Look at billygoats new lineup called "The Force". Those are probably the most powerful walkbehind blower money can buy.
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We have a Little Wonder with a 13 Honda. I dont have any experience with other brands of blowers, but the Little Wonder is made to last and it moves a lot of air.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Yup, very competitivly priced and the most powerful WB blower out there!
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    While I've heard pretty good things about the force blowers from billy goat, I wouldn't buy one right away. I would wait a year or two till all the bugs get worked out.

    Little Wonder blowers have proven themselves man times over and I would buy one of them without hesistation! JMO
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Im not sure what kind of bugs there could be with such a simple machine like a walk behind blower...

    What could go wrong? Unless the fan comes apart or something strange like that. The force uses tried and true engines on it and looked to be a really solid machine when I saw it at my dealer.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I bought a 10hp Billygoat in 2001 with the Intek B&S engine and that thing RULES.

    You gotta figure, 13hp of 10 years ago is nothing compared to 10hp of today but the other thing you gotta check out is weight - The more hp, the heavier the beast, and 10hp will work you so you check out what you think you can handle.

    The little wonder is neat, but I like the on-the-fly adjustable chute of the goat... Makes it where I can walk along the road while blowing out the ditch with the chute facing down, then I get to the flat area and just release the lever and the chute blows straight out.

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