Which brand blower would you buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by beaver29, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. beaver29

    beaver29 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    I'm looking at buying a new blower which blower would you'll recommend?
     
  2. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Handheld or Back Pack?

    What dealers do you have in your area?

    What do you see other landscapers using?

    Me personally I would look at Echo,Red Max &Shindaiwa those seem to be the big 3. You could also use the search feature this topic has been talked about more times than I can remember. And all the info you find should keep you busy reading for a few days.

    Good luck

    Rob
     
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    If backpack, get the Redmax 8000. Just got mine last thursday. So much power, great blower. If you want one, call travis at landscape supply.
     
  4. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    I try to buy REdmax when I can. There stuff never lets me down.

    Good Luck,
     
  5. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157


    +1

    DON'T bother with a handheld, jmho. Most commercial blowers are very similar, go with what your nearest dealer who you like dealing with carries.

    I have had great experience using Echo backpack blowers.
     
  6. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    redmax or shindaiwa
     
  7. mowingtowing

    mowingtowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    my echo pb650 is awsome, better then my stihl 420. Dont have expirence with redmax...
     
  8. Joe721

    Joe721 LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 54

    Echo very reliable, but then again I havent really used others.
     
  9. FordManKubotaDreamer

    FordManKubotaDreamer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Stihl Here
    :p :p :p
     
  10. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    The differences between top end blowers of each manufacturer are more cosmetic or user preference.

    The big blowers from Stihl, Redmax, Shindiawa are all good blowers, Echo as well, but I personally have had problems with them, but know others who love them.

    The most important thing is to match the blower to your usage. The Redmax 8000 might be the strongest thing out there. Do you do a lot of leaf work or sweeping parking lots? If not you can probably save $100-150 per unit by getting something less and also save on weight and fuel consumption.

    For my mow and blow company I will be buying Stihl BR 340's because they are $100 cheaper than the BR420 and work just fine for blowing off driveways and that is all the will ever be used for.
     

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