Leave Echo for something new?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ron mexico75, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not in New Jersey. There are are Stihl, Echo, Husky, Redmax, and Shindaiwa dealers all over the place.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  2. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would say go with Kawasaki for backpack blowers. I really like my KRB650B. The KRB750A or B has a little more power, but the same motor i think.

    If you need a vid, I will post one.
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    The 650 has a 45.9 cc engine. The 750 has a 64.7 cc engine.

    The 750 has a lot more power going by Kawi's spec sheet-
    650- 450 CFM, 190 MPH
    750- 720 CFM, 200 MPH
     
  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I never knew about the motor difference. Thanks!

    The 650 i have can blow wet leaves off the forest floor with no problem. i have tried it out before. It (the 650) still has alot of power.

    But yes, you are right. the 750 does have more power.
     
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Echo dealer doesn't carry Shindaiwa? All the ones around here do since Echo owns Shindaiwa now.
     
  6. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    MY Shindaiwa dealer does not carry ECHO.
     
  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    None of mine do either. One sold shindy then stopped carrying it when he could get echo
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  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is there an echo in here? No there isn't.
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Had a shower move through today that put an end to my mowing so I grabbed the camera and headed out back to do some blowing before dark. I need to head back there about any time I get a chance before the leaves start coming down heavy, because then I'll have zero time for it. I've never really kept track but it probably takes me 40 or 50 hours to blow the leaves on my roadways, trails, clearings and "pet spots".

    Here's the video. This is with the extra intermediate tube on...tends to "slice" a lot better and give me pinpoint control.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRgL5BG-x_0&feature=youtu.be
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Darryl,
    did you mean to say 40 or 50 hours, or did you actually mean minutes, or did you mean 40 or 50 hours per season?
     

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