What is the best leaf blower on the market today?

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  1. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    ?

    Thank you :rolleyes:
     
  2. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you have the money Red Max is the most powerful and haven't heard any complaints about them yet. I'm sure there are a couple of people out there that have their stories about them. I also like Stihl (quite a few complaints though), Husky (no complaints), Kawasaki (no complaints), Echo (lots of complaints). You may want to do a search on blowers. I'm sure you'll find a lot of info. on them here. Heck, I used a Homelite backpack blower for almost 6 years 'til it finally quit on me this season. Not bad for a $99 buy. I know a lot of guys consider that scab equipment, but you have to do what's in your budget. I use a Stihl now, but miss my old Homelite now and again.
     
  3. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Was at my dealer this morning.

    The Echo 750 blows more air than the Redmax 7001. I didn't have much of a chance to talk to the mechanics about it.

    Didn't want to take up to much of their time seeing how I got taken care of very well for the reason I went..........:D
     
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    wheel blower Little Wonder is tops..
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Yeup little wonder.
     
  6. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    redmax has done me fine. love em
     
  7. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    Shindiawa EB 650...........Great Blower.........Not sure about "best"
     
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    I've used Stihl, Echo, Shin, and a few more, my new Redmax smokes them all. 7001 Baby!! Light, comfy, and power power power.
     
  9. Buba

    Buba LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 93

    The Red Max EB7001 blows more than the Echo 650, not by much but it does blow more. It is also a full 3 lbs lighter weight with a much much larger air filter. 3 lbs adds up in the coarse of a day. Red Max builds the Schindiawa 650 moldel, good unit. Do yourself a favor and ask a dealer to gas up a Red Max and demo it.
     
  10. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    Sorry I'm guna get a little off topic here.

    Whats the deal with Redmax and Shiny both making pretty much the same machines?
    Does any one know the story here?

    Shiny owns redmax? or Vise-Versa?
    Is it like the JD GD thing?

    We aint got Redmax down here.....so??
     

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