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Anybody have any expierence with JD backpack blowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pcnservices, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    I am needing a bp blower. I ordered an Echo PB403. It's on a backorder and I don't know for how long still I'd have to wait for it and the leaves are coming down on me!
    I can get a new in the box John Deere BP50 (Kawasaki 49cc low emmision engine) from our local JD dealer for $305 (they sell for $389 average) This is a new unit with a 1 year commercial / 2 year consumer warranty. The dealer offered me a 2 year commercial warranty on this unit.

    Anybody using this and how is it working for you?

  2. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I'm using a deere BP60 that I bought this spring. I like it a lot. It's not the most powerful on the market, but it's very reliable. Plus, I have great dealer support. I was going to buy a redmax because its so powerful, but no dealers around here and I don't want to have to drive 3 hours for parts.

    I will be purchasing a second bp60 soon for fall cleanups.

    Good luck

  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    i like mine fine, starts second pull when it is cold always. Good power and good fuel econmy.
  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    gotta love john deere " Nothing Runs Like a Deere"
  6. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Very happy with my BP50. Always starts on 1st or 2nd pull no matter what. The Kawi is excellent and smooth.
  7. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Thanks guys - got my BP50 today. So far I'm very happy - paid only $304.99 + tax for it. A steal and a huge improvement from what I had.
    Good Luck

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