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Stihl Blower

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by re151731, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. re151731

    re151731 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I am in the market for a quality hand held blower.I have been looking at the Stihl BG85. Based on what I have read so far I am pretty impressed. Can I get your opinions on this blower or one that you would recomend?

    Thanks in advance
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    Good choice we run both Stihl and Echo and like the new Stihl a lot.
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I have a stihl bg55, I wanted a bg85 but the dealer was out of stock the day I really needed one. Ive been rather impressed with the 55. According to the specs the 85 should be a real power house compared to the 55

  5. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    For handheld I use the Stihl 85 that came with the vac attachment also. I perfer the Echo's for backpacks thou.
  6. tstrong

    tstrong LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    I have a BG 85 and its a great blower, starts second pull every time. Plenty of power and well made.
  7. re151731

    re151731 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    If I were going to do some vacuuming with the blower/vacuum.Would you recommend the sh85 vs the bg85. By the time you purchase the vac kit for the bg85 you are at the price for the sh85.Also does the sh85 have as much blower output as the bg85.Thx
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    redmax 2300 -awesume hand held blower
  9. Signature Landscaping1

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

    I would recomend the redmax hbz2600, awsome hand hand held blower, lots of power and its strato charged also.
  10. irishgoldcleanups

    irishgoldcleanups LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65


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