New Innovative Backpack Blower - TwindStorm Dooly

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  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    New Commercial Backpack Blower in prototype stage looking for feedback and comments from commercial Lawn Care Specialists.

    Instead of two people trying to work together NOW one person does the work of two with LESS effort and energy.

    Cutting labor cost and work time in half.

    Cliff Peters from TwindStorm Dooly has a manufacturer interested in the Dooly and needs our industry’s input to it’s viability and usefulness.

    here are a few links to videos he has uploaded here on the site

    http://www.lawnsite.com/vbtube_show.php?do=tube&tubeid=90#watch

    http://www.lawnsite.com/vbtube_show.php?do=tube&tubeid=131#watch

    http://www.lawnsite.com/vbtube_show.php?do=admin&tubeid=132

    Would you buy a Dooly if they manufacture it?

    please respond in this thread
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    It looks like it will be good for the areas where it is nice to have two blowers so you don't have to go over it twice. But it also looks heavy, which can lead to early fatigue during the day. It also looks like it sticks out farther than a typical bp blower, so if you are working around cars or in tight spots you would really have to be careful so you don't hit anything.
     
  3. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    It looks like it could be a neat machine. Many times I run 2 guys side-by-side down a sidewalk to be more efficient. With that machine, one guy could do the work of 2. My only concern would be weight. In the second video, it looked like the machine is electric start. Many times I have wished for electric start when I turn the blower off to talk to someone, but in order to restart it I must take it off my back. Electric start, I believe, would be a double edged sword. By the time you add a battery, relays, starting motor, and all the wiring, that blower could be very heavy. I would be interested to know the weight of the mahcine.
     
  4. TwinDooly

    TwinDooly LawnSite Member
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    It is one engine pushing out the equivalent of 2 stihl BR400 with approximately @180mph and 485cfm out each discharge tube.weight is currently around 30lbs.
    With the help of a manufacturer the weight can be reduced.
     
  5. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would have to demo one before rendering an opinion.
     
  6. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sure would be nice during leaf season. We ofter run guys next to each other.
     
  7. TwinDooly

    TwinDooly LawnSite Member
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    I have have had over a dozen Lawn guys field test the TwindStorm Dooly and I am in process of putting together testimonial from users. Each person has loved the TwindStorm Dooly.
    I believe a Manufacturer can optimize the TwindStorm Dooly more than I have been able to as a simple lawn man. Your Feedback will help encourage the Manufacturer see the Value and need our industry has for a more powerful and effective synergistic blower.
     
  8. I.M. Green

    I.M. Green LawnSite Member
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    If everything you say is true and the price is realistic then it woudl be a no brainer for me if I was going to be looking at blower which I will be within the next few months, so what can i do to get my hands on one now?
     
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i still thnk it is a great idea and would be interested in trying one out for leaf season. i think it is too much for my needs in everyday lawn work, never know
     
  10. TwinDooly

    TwinDooly LawnSite Member
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    A manufacturer is flying me and the TwindStorm Dooly up to there Site to take a Closer look @ the TwindStorm Dooly ,That is why I am looking for Responses from potential users so they will see that it is truly a NO Brainer for those of us that want to cut manpower Cost and generate more time for more profits and get our Jobs Done Quicker with Greater Control over the Debris.Thank You for your Time and Response pass the word around.
     
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