old billy goat. cleaned up... what would u pay

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by v6rs97, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. v6rs97

    v6rs97 LawnSite Member
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    Saw this locally and picked it up. Guy was asking 150 . Its old. Runs decent. Surges sometimes and may leak a little oil. On its 2 nd motor.

    Just curious of thoughts.
    I cleaned it up. Post picture after comments

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  2. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yikes, that looks WELL used... I probably wouldn't pay more than $50 with that many issues.
     
  3. Clonts Landscaping

    Clonts Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's more than I would have paid.
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wouldn't pay anything for it, I have a newer one, lol. I find that when used on lawns, wheel blowers are very tiring to use. They don't push well so you end up pulling it a lot, and your leg muscles just aren't used to walking backwards. A large backpack blower will blow almost as hard, leave you less tired and you have much more control.
     
  5. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    *** -$11.73 ***
     
  6. v6rs97

    v6rs97 LawnSite Member
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    Paid $65. Starts first pull. Ill have to post a recent pic
     
  7. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I feel the same way, the newer backpack blowers are more powerful and I think they do a better job in some places. Push blowers have their places still, but backpacks are taking over
     
  8. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is no way a backpack will blower anywhere near what a 13 HP walk behind will. Just not happening.
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    They're a pain to use, you have poor control and they're tiring. On pavement and level firm lawns they're great but soft lawn with lots of obstacles and slopes....no thanks. In windy conditions they plain suck unless it's a steady wind and you can go with it. I only have a 10HP one but I don't even load it anymore. My Husky puts out 900+ cfm..it blows pretty damn hard. Just a preference thing...I'd rather have 25 pounds on my back than pulling 150 pounds backwards. Do any of them have power reverse beside the Hurricanes?
     
  10. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like using the combination of both backpack blower, push blower and walker to get the leaves to the vaccum. I think everyone knows when you get a windrow of leaves a pushblower just can't move them. So I break the pile up with the backpack blower and start using the push blower again.
     

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