what are push blowers best used for?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green thum, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
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    Just curious?It seems to me a backpack blower does the same thing....
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    i'd like to see any backpack blow as hard as a 9+hp push blower. BP's are great for cleanup work, however if you want to blow down a parking lot or street, you'll be wishing you had a walk behind blower.
  3. allisland

    allisland LawnSite Member
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    Push blowers are awsome for cleanups and blowing driveways and streets clean enough to eat off.:gunsfirin :gunsfirin :gunsfirin
  4. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
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    Point taken bs deality,thanks for the input guys!!!

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Leaves over large areas.
    You are right it does the same thing, so does a handheld blower. For that matter you can just lay on the ground and blow with your breath.
    But there is a difference in the amount of work produced for the same given amount of time. For larger jobs with deeper leaves you need a bigger blow
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sure would be neat to see what happens with a 9 hp blower strapped to you back, may be a bit heavy though!!!!!
  7. Chuck Sigmon

    Chuck Sigmon LawnSite Member
    from N. C.
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  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    All depends on how long you want to be at the jobsite doing the cleanup! You may have to spend more on the machine but it will save you time in labor compared to a bp blower or hand blower!
  9. Pristine PM

    Pristine PM LawnSite Member
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    Are there are that shoot forward?

    We have a condo unit and the roads are basically like a city road and it seems like it would be annoying to go back and forth sideways with a push blower.


  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    we have a 10 hp Billygoat that has an elbow so that it will face forward. It has a lot of power for any job.:)

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