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what is the best backpack blower

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by RadiantLawnCare, Sep 11, 2010.

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what is the best backpack blower

  1. Stihl

    195 vote(s)
    47.0%
  2. Husqvarna

    32 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. echo

    88 vote(s)
    21.2%
  4. solo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. other

    100 vote(s)
    24.1%
  1. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    I'm picking up my Echo Pb-770 tomorrow!
     
  2. seabee24

    seabee24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    i picked up a 770 , almost too much power to the point it tends to push your right shoulder back. on jobs i bid hourly, im not gonna use that one for sure
     
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,816

    I've owned Echo pb650, Stihl 600, and currently own Shindiawa 8520. NONE were /are easy to start. The 8520 is the most powerful.The 600 the most comfortable, and the 650 the most overrated. BTW, also own Echo pb-6000. Very underpowered by today's standards, BUT, starts 1st-2nd pull every time.
     
  4. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    The best bp blower made IMO is the echo pb410. They are freaking bulletproof. Not the most powerful but reliability makes up for it.
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  5. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    +1...............
     
  6. stan the man

    stan the man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 705

    redmax and husqvarna
     
  7. mowandblow1980

    mowandblow1980 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    redmax, ebz8001
     
  8. ilc79

    ilc79 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    I have echo,stihl and redmax the redmax is the best by a long shot the 7000 is stronger than the br600 and the pb750 and they make an 8000 but im very happy with 7000
     
  9. Davido

    Davido LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I'm a Stihl fan but I went with the Echo on the advice of my dealer. It was actually kinda refreshing because he always pushes Stihl on me and I was beginning to think he was one of those "Stihl is the best and everything else sucks!" types. he advised I wait a couple years 'till Stihl had all the "bugs" worked out. Love the echo 770!
     
  10. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    Shindaiwa, if you say Echo you might as well say Shindaiwa since Shindaiwa bought Echo out recently.

    I prefer Redmax for everything else.
     

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