surprise surprise with poulan pro backpacks !!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by baddboygeorge, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i bought a used poulan pro backpack 3 years ago an i cant seem to stop this unit i have other backpacks as well like red max an i have had some buntons an i had one stihl br 400 . i tell ya what out of all of them i have done nothing to this used poulan pro. the other day i was looking for some backpacks an i was shopping around an i came across the poulan pro blowers once again the price i just couldn't pass an hell when i started looking at the unit i noticed that they had the kawasaki engines .when i seen that i was sold the model is the bp400 an i tell ya what they are one hell of a unit . they are lite weight very durable an have some awesome power .i have been using them on leaf work an at this point i am tickeled pink .if you havent tried them out please take a look its a great product. any questions feel free thanks george
     
  2. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    When you say you have RedMax, what model are you reffering to? I just can not see how you could favor a 40cc over a 70 cc unless you are pinching pennies over fuel costs. EB 7000 will do almost 3 times the work of the 400 and 4000 models. :cool:
     
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    For the money, they are a great unit. I have 2 and am happy with mine.
    BBGeorge, what did you pay for yours? I got mine on eBay. One was $200 and one was $225 shipping included.
     
  4. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    cajun the red max is a great blower dont get me wrong but the 7000 has a weight difference an definitley a big price difference .the poulan pro's that i have purchased at $ 249 a piece are plenty of power for commercial lawn care an its nice i can buy two for the price of the redmax.remember higher priced equipment is not always better!!!
     
  5. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    now i can't bash them cause i've never tried them, but for the couple hundred bucks i am not in the least bit tempted to switch.
     
  6. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok I can not bash the pro's either. I guess if you want a low priced blower I have no doubt that you may not be able to beat it. However if you are looking for something to move a mountain of leaves or blow wet grass clippings the shin 630 and the redmax 7000 or 7001 are the way to go. And yes I have put mine up against the BR400. The redmax blows the BR away!!!
     
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    cajun i just cant justify the price difference if i need that type of blowing power i have some little wonder push blowers for that!!!
     
  8. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most likely you are purchasing a unit that is made by Vandermollen. The use varied colors for their plastic housings (depending on what the flagship color of the company that is ordering them is) and utilize several different sizes of Kawi engines based on what retail price the customer is looking to sell them at. Some of the names that I believe purchase from them are, Kaz, John Deere, Husquvarna, Landscapers Supply, various "big box stores" under the name "Windmill". I could be mistaken on one or two, but they all look TOO similar ... take it for what it is worth...
     
  9. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think Ive seen those blowers at sears, they didnt look half bad maybe even a good back up blower or stickly a "grass season" blower.
     
  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    I've never seen the backpack models at sears, but I have seen them at Lowes for like $279-$299.
     

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