World's weakest leafblower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2 Black Thumbs, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. 2 Black Thumbs

    2 Black Thumbs LawnSite Member
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    My backyard neighbor has a small gas blower and every year around this time I get to hear this thing buzzing for about 6 hours, 2 or 3 times. She doesn't have that big of a yard(it is a corner lot). This doesn't bug me, it amuses me. I used to wonder if it was a cordless blower(it kinda hums) untill today because she set it down and I could hear it idle. My shop vac has more power:p . This probably doesn't belong under comercial forum, but I thought maybe you pros would get a kick out of it. Just picture a 55 year? old woman in good health, spending about 6 hours holding a leaf blower when she could rake it in 3 hours. BTW, she also has some one foot trees growing in her eves on the garage.:D Have a good day! Two Black Thumbs
     
  2. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    well u could go over and help her.....
     
  3. drobson

    drobson LawnSite Member
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    I would imaging that if it was my neighbor I would have gone over and helped her, then suggested she buy a new leaf blower.
     
  4. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    see what I'm saying? I would've gone over too. How nice of you to sit back and giggle while this poor woman strugles with inferior equipment......:D
     
  5. drobson

    drobson LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, that would be like seeing your neighbor stuck in the snow and not helping get them out. I just couldn't do that, not with anyone never mind just a neighbor.
     
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    well u got the typical responce ,black thumbs.passin out guilt is just a big thing for some people. but they usually grow out of it. im in the process rite now.
    been on the wagon now bout 10 yrs.
    still hard to resist sometimes.:)
     
  7. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not sure i understand this post.....
     
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    thats okay bud. no biggee. have a good one brother.:)
     
  9. 2 Black Thumbs

    2 Black Thumbs LawnSite Member
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    I am a nice guy that likes to help out others that truly need help, people on the side of the road that are broken down. But this woman needs no real help(Her doing her own lawncare helps her keep in good shape. why should I try to change that.) I am not laughing at her but it is interesting watching her blow her leaves with such a low powerd blower.Do you people that think I am wrong help out everybody you see doing their own lawns for free?:rolleyes: Two black thumbs
     
  10. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    she might let you help her even if you offered. Alot of elderly ladies love to go outside and work just for the exercise and because they have nothing better to do. One of my customers is and elderly who just has me edge, trim, and blow. She has a crapsmen riding mower that she uses to cut her lawn with. I usually only actually get to cut it about 3 or 4 times a season. She does it just to be doing something.
     

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