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leaf blowers

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by micdd, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. micdd

    micdd LawnSite Member
    from n.y.
    Posts: 1

    My hand held leaf blower needs to be replaced... I WANT to get a BACK PACK blower. ANY RECCOMENDATIONS ?:)
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    Home Depot has good homeowner/light commercial equipment,

    or online,


    "grounds maintenance"
  3. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    A Stihl 320 should do the job.
  4. bassngrasser13

    bassngrasser13 Guest
    Posts: 0

    Hi, I would reccomend a backpack blower from Stihl or Shindaiwa or maybe even Mariyuma (spelling). Stihl has the most powerfull that I know of and they are pretty affordable ranging in price from about give or take $400 for a nice one. All i can say is that if you can afford it, get it. Shindaiwa on the other hand can range from $400 all the way up to about $600 give or take a few. I'm not sure the price range on Mariyuma though. Well I hope i helped you!
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    Fradan's put out SOME AIR!!!!!!
  6. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    John deere BP40 or 50 $400-500 but if your not commercial it will last you forever.
  7. go with a redmax. i have an eb431. does the job. and it has never given me an ounce of trouble after 5 years now. its nice and lightweight. and if you are not into that, any dealer for them should have a high quality selection of either heavier duty models, or of better hand held blowers. good good company. cant say one bad thing about them, except the price tag.
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    stihl br400
  9. crs

    crs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121


    REDMAX EB7000
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Depends on how many leaves you have. I have owned the following and list them from best to worse:

    Shindaiwa EB630
    Red Max EB7000
    Sthil BR400

    There is very little difference between the Shindaiwa & RedMax, I and others that have used them think the Shindaiwa is a little better. The Sthil compaired to either of the others is a joke, plain and simple.

    If you have a dealer around go with them, if not check out Echo also.


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