Should I buy 2 Husq 125BT Blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wyoming lawn service, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. wyoming lawn service

    wyoming lawn service LawnSite Member
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    I work at Lowe's in addition to my new lawn business. I have the opportunity to buy 2 Husq 125BT blowers. One new in the box for $152 + tax. The second is a display that is missing the spark plug end. I could probably talk them down to 50-60 if I took them both. Should I do this? My brother works with me. So having two backpack blowers would be nice.

    Is this little backpack strong enough to do leaves in the fall?

    I figured I could get the two 125BT's for less than I could get a 2007 RedMax that I found on craigslist for $250. What do you guys think?

    Thanks.
     
  2. I have been using one of those blowers for a few years now and it's a reliable blower but, it doesn't blow much harder than any hand held I've ever used. If I were buying a blower solely to move leaves with I'd keep on looking. I'm in the market for a larger back pack blower just because my 125 isn't as powerful as I want it to be.
     
  3. wyoming lawn service

    wyoming lawn service LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it. Now that makes for a tough decision. Great deal vs. LOTS of leafs in Ohio ha ha ha.
     
  4. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd buy them both, if they're new and your getting a great deal.....SELL them and buy 1 bigger blower
     
  5. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    first response was correct, no better than a hand held. I'd pass on them entirely. Trying to sell them at a profit might be "iffy" and then you're stuck with them.
     
  6. Ronniecoleman

    Ronniecoleman LawnSite Member
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    I would buy them both, keep them until fall and sell one and buy a larger blower for leaves then.
     
  7. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get the one thats missing the spark plug for now if you can get it cheap like you said. Pass on the regular priced one. In the fall get the big blower for leaves and keep the one you got for real cheap. Now you will have a big blower and a little one as a back up. Keep the $159 in the bank and then use twards the big blower in the fall. I don't think the resale on those blowers is going to be too good. Good luck.
     
  8. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
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    ^^^This is the right answer.
     
  9. wyoming lawn service

    wyoming lawn service LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for all the responses. When i got to work today the new one in the box was sold. I decided to pass on the display. After much thinking I decided to get a Troy-Bilt 4 cycle BP. Less to worry about mixing gas, quiet. We use this one everyday in our garden centers with much success. While not the most powerful one on the market it does put out 475cfm which is MUCH more than the Husq 311cfm's. I fired it up tonight, while its not super powerful it will defiently speed up my daily blowing. Hope I get some life out of it. I do not have many accounts and probably won't for sometime so I think quality wise it will last for some years. I have the goal to pay cash for all my equipment and with my business model this was just a smarter move. I kept feeling like i would regret the small Husq and lose money in the end.

    Thanks! oh and let the flamming begin! Again I'm a low budget start u

    p and WAY WAY WAY to smart to take out thousands of dollars in loans on what is a PART TIME company startup. One day I hope to make the transition to full-time but there are a LOT of small hurdles to jump before that time comes. IE company has cash on hand, NO debt, quality commercial equipment! This day will come and I plan on being here for years to come, but the smart debt free way.
     
  10. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd have bought the husqvarna. But not as a backpack. Just get the handheld model, same size, if you want a small blower. A handheld is crazy efficient for blowing off clippings after mowing etc. They stink for leaves though. I mean, they "work" but if you ever run a REAL man sized backpack blower you won't know why you didn't buy one sooner. Yes, they cost almost $500, but the TIME they save in the end is worth that after a season of use.
     

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