~$300 backpack blower for homeowner, 3/4 acre

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Dave88LX, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Messages: 549

    Im an Echo guy all the way, never had a problem. That being said I've also had a Husqvarna 130BT, which was great for cleaning up grass clippings after I cut. It's not made to be a commercial leaf blower by any means. You should be fine spending the $200 on the 130BT and spending a few hours every Fall to clean the leaves up.


    And please go to the homeowner forum from now on.
  2. Dave88LX

    Dave88LX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Man...ain't that some discrimination!!!:eek:

  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Personally I'd rather have Dave here than some of the "professionals" we have, lol.
  4. Dave88LX

    Dave88LX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    :laugh: Thanks Darryl. I strive to educate myself and use the search function.
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    You're welcome.

    If you buy one of those blowers, all you'll need need to start your lawn care business is some homemade brochures to put in bags along with some rocks to throw in people's driveways, a 25 year old 3.5 horse push mower you found on the curb, a couple of bungie cords to keep the trunk of your car closed and $50 for fuel and 30 pack of beer. Then you can call yourself "one of us." :laugh:
  6. Dave88LX

    Dave88LX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Hahaha. I've slacked more than I care to admit since moving here. There's been a couple times I've had a guy pushing a mower up the street ask if he can cut my yard for $xx. Always when I'm outside getting ready to finally cut. Then there is the guy with the Escort with a hitch and cooler-carrier, with the mower sitting on top bungie-corded down, literally.

    I suffer from Tim Allen disease. I don't need this stuff. But I'd rather spend 10 hours learning about blowers, researching them etc. figuring out which blower to buy, than just taking the 3 hours to take my ass out there with a rake and get it done.
  7. Nutsedge

    Nutsedge LawnSite Member
    from STL, MO
    Messages: 183

    To be honest my early 80's Echo bp-300e is enough for blowing dry leaves and grass around at my home. I'm thinking the 300 means that its blowing roughly 300 cfm so pretty much anything by new would trueky blow it away.
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  8. Brules

    Brules LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma
    Messages: 958

    Just all depends on how many leaves you have......I have 2 60' pin oaks plus a zillion other trees that drop multiple feet deep worth of leaves lol.......I blow them to my drainage ditch and burn them, so I will move massive amounts of leaves a long ways to accomplish this - thus I need all the power I can get.

    Thanks goodness the wife fully understands what a pain in the butt they are. She loves the yard clean, so I get a big toy to do it with lol!
  9. Dave88LX

    Dave88LX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    I have a bunch of whateverthehelltheseare trees. :)

  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Look like oaks to me. If you have a bunch of acorns too then that's what they are.

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