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. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 751

  2. GoldStarMowing

    GoldStarMowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Echo gets my vote, it has been great for the past year and a half and starts on the first or second pull. It seems to vibrate a little less than my stihl does. Take my vote with a grain of salt though, the stihl is about 2 years older and still running great. Both have about the same performance and get the job done.

    I did break the recoil pull string starter on the echo this year though, quick change and took me all of ten minutes.
     
  3. carloslawnmaintain57

    carloslawnmaintain57 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Echo pb 770 i have had mine since last year,i like it.
     
  4. baseballfan42093

    baseballfan42093 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Redmax 8500
     
  5. douglee25

    douglee25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 298

    I still am rocking the shindaiwa eb802 for 2-3 years and I don't think I went wrong. I thoroughly enjoy using it. Plenty of power.

    Doug
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  6. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,582

    Redmax hands down
     
  7. MrGlockJock25

    MrGlockJock25 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I think I'm gonna either pick up a redmax EBZ6500 or Echo PB500t in a couple weeks
     
  8. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Buy as much power as you can. MUCH EASIER to throttle down, than wish you had more oomph.
     
  9. Maruyama

    Maruyama Inactive
    Posts: 1

    Check out the new BL 85 from Maruyama certified 900 CFM, anti vibe frame etc and five year commercial warranty.......just a thought
     
  10. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    I like Stihl the best, but you left out RedMax.
     

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