Which Gas Blower should I Buy?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rutwad, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. rutwad

    rutwad LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 179

    I have recently purchased a forestry grinding/mulching machine and it always needs cleaning. This is not for my thorough cleaning, but when I spend more than one day at a jobsite without bringing it home, I want a blower I can use to remove some of the debris.

    Is a back pack blower more powerful than a hand held?
    I want one that is STRONG! and reliable.

    Who better to ask than you lawncare pro's.

    What do you recommend?
     
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    How much do you want to spend?

    Most powerful period--redmax8000 at anywhere from 450 online to 550 at dealer

    Runner up -- Stihl BR-600 ~500 at dealer.
     
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    The Redmax 7001 or Redmax ebz8000 are good powerful blowers.
     
  4. rutwad

    rutwad LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 179

    I looked at the redmax. Isn't there a 7000 & 7001. Same for 8000 & 8001. If so, what is the difference in the 00 and 01?
     
  5. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Get the BR-600 there quiter and nicer to use. They have the same if not more power then a 7001 or 8000 the way they rate the power is just differnet. They are also atleast 10 pounds lighter! and around same price/cheaper!
     
  6. rutwad

    rutwad LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 179

    Lighter, quieter, cheaper :) What more could I want?:)
     
  7. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    I can't say that they for sure start eiser. I have herd that it is hard to start the other blowers. Stihl started in 1 pull for about a month. now it takes 2 but thats becuse I changed the gas mix a little for better start in cold. Id find a stihl dealer and go try one out. there fun :)
     
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    redmax eb7001 or ebz8000....got a 7001 with a new 8000 comming this week :)
     

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