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need advice on hand held blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by michmann, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. michmann

    michmann LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    i posted in another section but was looking for models brands numbers etc.

    i am a small time/part time operator i have a redmax 5000 backpack blower that my skinny son loves when he helps me but me NOT SO SKINNY SO I was using a craftsmen handheld another lawn guy i know uses his till they die then goes buys another one , well mine died and the lots i cut are city size lots so it takes like 12 seconds to blow the lots off then i have to wrestle it off put it away so i was hoping to get input from people that use comm hand held machines like the ones with the least problems, most durable, easy to use any help or suggestions wanna buy something that will last and be reliable
    i know hand helds are not popular but i hope i get some input thanks :usflag:
  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    The Echo PB251 is a great handheld blower and priced well at $159-
  3. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 480

    Dolmar/Makita PB250.4
    Haven't used one, but seen one at the dealer, looks like a good one.
  4. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    i like all the stihl handhelds, but if you currently use redmax and are happy w/ the equipment and the dealer then get a redmax. redmax, stihl, echo, and shindaiwa have all given me great service.
  5. Hortus

    Hortus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Agreed. Since I haven't owned any Redmax, I will say that my current Stihl BG55 is better than any echo or shindaiwa I've used in the past.

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