Purchacing 1st New**Leaf Blower?**help!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kona, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. kona

    kona LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Who makes the best backpack type leaf blowers? (why?) I am looking to purchace and want to get a very good,reliable one! Any help/ Thanks!!!
     
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,102

    RedMax, hands down
     
  3. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 967

    I don't have one yet but I hear very good things about RedMax.
     
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Go with Echo, Redmax, or Shindawia. All good blowers. The Stihl blowers are good too but they are not as powerful as the others.
     
  5. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Go with Redmax, you don't need the 8000, but to have the Remax quality he great. Redamx is made by Komatsu, which makes heavy equipment, so you know you are in good hands.
     
  6. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    I have used Echo (used 1 month), Stihl (still have them) and Redmax BP blowers. Got the Redmax 7001 last fall because of this site. IMO the Redmax is the better of the one's I have used. You will not be disappointed with the Redmax.
     
  7. medimac

    medimac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I have a Redmax8000 and a Kawasaki 400B. Granted the Redmax has alot more power and is also alot more money. I haven't had any problems with either one and the Kawasaki will start on one pull just about every time.
    I would highly recommend either one. The kawasaki might be a good one to start with. The price is around $350, has decent amount of power and seems to be very reliable. Alot of my equipment has kawasaki engines and they haven't given me any problems in the last two years that I have had them(knock on wood).
     
  8. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    I've only had and still have a STIHL. I really like them, but havn't tried the redmax yet. I plan on buying one next season. I would say STIHL for now.
     
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    allo of the brand names mentioned I would recommend
     
  10. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    I have been pleased with the Redmax equipment I have used thus far. have had no problems at all with startup, power, or running. I will be sticking with redmax for all of my equipment until I see reason otherwise.
     

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