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New backpack blower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Don32, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Don32

    Don32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I'm in the market for a backpack blower and wonder what size is better. I guess bigger is better but trying to be a little conservative in price. Most are rated in MPH, so what would be a good MPH unit? Any specific brands? I would like it big enough so as to not struggle with leaves.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,203

    Bigger is not better when it comes to the weight you will be packing around all year. We went big (24# units) and now we are coming back down to the 20# units. The Stihl BR420D and the Echo 620 are excellant units with lot of power and they are true 2 stroke, tried and proven.
  3. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    I agree, a Stihl BR420 is a GREAT unit, true two stroke, but still very good power and airflow. I love the 400 series from stihl, though I'm going to probably try out a BR600 soon just to see how they feel to me.
  4. elshauno

    elshauno LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    The main thing when it comes to equipment is whats in your area because if something breaks down, God forbid. That way youll be able to head up the street to get it fixed to get the parts to fix yourself if so inclined, without having to wait weeks for them to come in. Some good powerful models that I compared were the Shindaiwa eb630 and the Redmax eb7001. Essentially the same ,redmax makes the engine for both. The redmax is a little heavier with a little more cfm but both will last years. Theres my two cents...........................
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    look at CFMs not MPH. I LOVE my redmax eb7001. Lots of power!
  6. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    what about redmax??
  7. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Yeah I want one.
  8. parttimer

    parttimer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    RedMax 7001 you cant go wrong. Although my frist blower was aECHO this 7001 is sweet .And has lots power.:confused:
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Redmax all the way! My Echo can't compare to my Redmax! I have tried out the eb7001 and it is AMAZING. Power and weight is wonderful and it will last a long long time!!!
  10. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    Echo pb751, amazing!!!! I cant say any more, itl blow you away.

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