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Which handheld blower??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Apr 25, 2007.


Which handheld blower is best?

  1. Stihl bg85 New D version

    22 vote(s)
  2. Redmax 2600 or 2601

    8 vote(s)
  3. Echo pb200

    14 vote(s)
  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Which handheld should I get? Which one is the most dependable and longlasting? I'm not concerned so much as to most powerful cfms. Because I have my rm eb7001 for that. I just need a light handheld blower for small cleanups and stuff I missed with the backpack so I won't have to lug that thing back out for a spot I missed. Which of these three should I get?

    Stihl bg85? D model?
    Redmax 2600 2601?
    Echo pb200.
  2. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    the longest lasting hand blower hands down is the echo pb210e . they last 15-20 years comm use. its plenty strong too. the sthil 85 is far and away the strongest but mine is fussy to start
  3. LALawnboy

    LALawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    scott, if you like the echo's, i'd look at either the pb 230ln or pb 251. both have higher cc's and are commercial handhelds. don't get me wrong, the pb 200 does its job, it's just a little weak.
  4. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Posts: 317

    sounds like lawnboy dan knows what he is talking about!
  5. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Where do you get those? Home depot only has the 200.
  6. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 829

    You are joking right? Go to your local power equipment dealer. Home Depot dosent fix what they sell. ( I learned that the hard way)
  7. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 367

    Go to their website and order it.
    I'm sure the dealer wont mind.:laugh:
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Echo does not make the 210 anymore. It was discontinued due to emmissions requirements. It was a very durable machine and it sucks to see it go. Also, the pb200 is no longer available, its now the pb251.
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    My SH85 works well, sometimes it's a little finicky to start when hot.
  10. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    The Echo Pb-230 to me is the best. I have a Bg-85 but like others say its hard to start sometimes. Echo always starts on the first pull on choke and then just flip to run.

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