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New backpack blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TheLawnBarber, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Currently I have an Echo Pb-413. Its been a great blower for the past 2 1/2 years for blowing grass clippings. But when I do leaf cleanups I feel I've been very underpowerd. I will need a more powerful backpack this fall as I've gotton many more new clients that would like my cleanup service in the fall. So I'm wondering what would be a good more powerful backpack. My options in town are Stihl,Echo,Husqvarna,Shindaiwa or Kawasaki( RedMax 30 miles away). Which would you guys choose?
  2. Rickco

    Rickco LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    I bought the Echo pb-751 last year and it's been great! All the power you will ever need. The next step for our clean ups is the little wonder push blower 9 horse honda.
  3. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    I've had my eye on the Echo again because of the Posi-loc. Does yours have the Posi-loc?
  4. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    Out of those brand picks, The Stihl BR600.The Br 600 is a tad more powerful then the Echo 650/750, but more fuel efficient.
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    I buy everything Stihl exept my back pack, Redmax. You won't have to drive 30 miles but once probably.
  6. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,155

    I have an Echo 751t and have not been happy with it. Recoil mechanism didn't hold up and for the weight, doesn't have that much power. And good golly it's a gas hog. Bought a echo 620 for daily use and I like it better, starts on 1st pull most of the time.

    I'd buy the biggest blower for cleanups and echo just isn't near the top anymore.
  7. Signature Landscaping1

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

    I also have the PB 751, its been great all season.
  8. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    I'll second Bill on this. I'm loving my BR600.

  9. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Again do your Echo Pb-750s have the Posi-Loc? Its most likey between Echo,Husqvarna and Stihl. My two main dealers carry these two brands. But I'm confused on which one.
  10. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Thanks for the replys though I appreciate it alot!!!:) Keep them comming.

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