Stuck on What blower brand

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by OrangeToys, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 1,021

    Im looking at getting a Shidiawa 8501 or stihl BR550/600
     
  2. tom's lawn care

    tom's lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    Get the stihl BR 600, its the most powerfull blower that stihl makes, it runs great, isn't too heavy, and also looks the best.
     
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Shindaiwa hands down! That's a really powerful unit!
     
  4. nbuzz

    nbuzz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    +1 on the stihl!! its the most comfortable blower i've ever used. its power to weight ratio is unbeatable and there is nothing to snag on the blower with its shape. the controls are very operator friendly too! the choke will click off with a pull of the throttle (sweet when your walking to the property, b/c its on ur back warming up on 1/2 choke and all you do is click the trigger to get it to idle, and then ur ready to go) Its a nice time saver, along with the kill switch too.

    only thing i dont like is the fact that the gas tank is the smallest in its class for a 60+ cc blower. but it does make it lighter on your back.

    i love mine, but thats just imo.
     
  5. nbuzz

    nbuzz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    but do get the BR600 over the 550. Ive had both and trust me the extra $$ is worth it... BR600!!
     
  6. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 1,021

    My fear of getting a back pack is starting it. If for whatever reason it dies while on your back, how do you get it started up again?
     
  7. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,567

    Get the electric start........:cool2:
     
  8. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 1,021

    i have never heard of that on them.
     
  9. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    They make an adapter you can put on a cordless drill and it will turn it over.



    Stihl for me. Those hoes will blow.
     
  10. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,926

    Agreed! Go with the Shindy! :)
     

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