Backpack Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman72, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. lawnman72

    lawnman72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Hey all, I'm looking for a powerful backpack blower that isn't extremely expensive. I looked at redmax and their ain't no way that i'm paying $500 dollars for something that blowes grass and leaves. Anyway i just want a blower that is powerful, light, reliable and durable.

    got a suggestion, lay it on me today.
  2. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    i got a tanaka 7600 that i am proud of.
  3. JoeKidd

    JoeKidd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Pay the 500 for a top of the line blower, their worth the money. We use Echo PB-651s and I think they have payed for themselves many times over. Of course we blow alot of leaves in the fall and these great blowers make short work out of big jobs.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    You're gonna get what you pay for, period...spend the money if ya want something decent.
  5. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    yep, don't mess with the cheap crap. Get an Echo PB-755 or a Redmax Eb7001. They both rock, and you'll easily pay them off. they are workhorses.
  6. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    I Have a 650 and a 755 and they are the best blowers for the money. Start on first second pull, always and $650 is a steal for a 755 up here. The redmax 8000 runs for around $1200.

  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

  8. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from The deep south
    Messages: 1,437

    What do you want handheld, backpack? Whatcha blowing yards, sidewalks, driveways, large parking lots? How long do you want to spend blowing? Are you gonna use it at home or commercially? :confused: These are just a few factors in the equasion to ponder.
  9. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from The deep south
    Messages: 1,437

    Oh yeah how much you loooking at spending?
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    What Rod said.

    You want a decent blower, you're going to have to cough up the $.

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