What do you know about Kawasaki blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by harperservices, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. harperservices

    harperservices LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Buy a back-pack blower today. Looking at the Echo PB 403 or the Pb 603.

    Lesco wants to sell me a Kawasaki blower.

    Never knew that Kawasaki had blowers and are they any good?

  2. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    give you three good choices ... Shindiawa eb 630, RedMax eb7000, Echo pb 650 ... I would pick from those ... if you can't find them, the fourth would be Sthil br 420.
  3. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 475

    I have a Kawi blower. I think it is a kbp 400. Anyway, had it for about 4 years now and I like it. Very strong and it always starts. What more can you ask for?
  4. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
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    I cannot tell you about the Kawasaki, but as far as the PB403 vs 603, I would go with the 603. I have the Echo PB602 (left hand throttle version of the 603) and like it very much. The 403 is the most popular around here, but the 602/603 has more CFM and MPH. Around here the 602/603 costs less than the 403.

    I have a local lco friend of mine who has a 403 that is on its last legs and borrowed my 602 for a day. He used the 602 and was amazed at its power compared to the 403. I told him he should look at the 650 before he makes a decision, though.
  5. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    I've got the KRB700B from Kawi that I bought from Lesco in mid-summer. So far I can't say enough good things about it. It's extremely powerful (see pic), it starts easily, it's more comfortable than the BR400 it replaced. I paid $470 for it.
  6. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    Opps, forgot the pic

  7. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,405

    Ok, mowerman, please tell us how you got our blower..er... mower to do that!
  8. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    Simple. Just aim the blower tube at the bottom edge of the mower and pull the throttle. Whoosh........up she goes.
  9. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    OK, I was born in the night, but not LAST night.

    Good joke. :D
  10. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Posts: 925

    I'm going to buy a back pack blower sometime before spring. I would like to get the best one money can buy. Unfortunately,I'll be lucky if I can afford to look at the best buy for the money.:(
    That is what I will be doing though I'M sure. Now who has the best machine for the money. Was going to say best blower for the money. :eek: but thought naa. Then couldn't resist :D )

    Any way has any body used a ..........
    Fradan Backpack Blower
    Product #: BB-51
    41cc Commercial Grade Blower! Over 600 CFM @ 240 MPH! This blower is 67 decibels quiet and it will run over 3 hours on a tank of fuel. Electronic ignition. Self cleaning air filter requires minimum maintenance.
    Retail Price: $459.95
    Our Price: $389.00
    Is this a good deal? Has this company been around very long I'VE never heard of them before.

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