Backpack blower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by A to Z lawn care, May 14, 2008.

  1. A to Z lawn care

    A to Z lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    ok guys, me and my buddy banked up approametly $600 and are looking for a nice blower but dont know what kind to get any suggestions would be helpful.

    thanks in advance,
  2. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Here are my suggestions in order!

    1. Red Max EBZ8000

    2. Echo PB755

    3. Echo PB620
  3. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Stihl BR-600!!!
  4. D & J Lawn Care

    D & J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    man i would get 2 nice used blowers for that much I have a new br600 I bought a shindiwia eb630 mint condition off ebay for $200 and it rocks froma consignment store in miami got it the next day and blower saves the most time and 2 good high power blowers are the best
  5. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Consider the best commerical warranty. Stihl is one yr vs Echo two yrs, commerical use. My last blower was an Echo backback, The cheap one I bought at Home Depot, That ran for yrs w/o going in for repairs. Personally, I've been wanting to buy the new BR600 since it came out (been using Stihl for 25 yrs) but I am rethinking this because Echo has a BETTER warranty over Stihl and I think their quality is just as good as Stihl's.
  6. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    I have a Stihl BR600 which has been excellent. But it is only 6 months old...and 4 of those months it sat in the garage waiting for the snow to melt.
  7. A to Z lawn care

    A to Z lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    i finaly got one i just bought the pb-413 echo and got to use it today and i love it it works perfect for me because im only 13 and am not doing huge commercial jobs.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i would go with the stihl. I dont really have much experience with other brands but everyone i have talked to recomends the Stihl and in the amount of time ive had mine i havnt had one problem
  9. lawnshark2420

    lawnshark2420 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    yeah like d&j said online consignment store on ebay is your best bet. i suggest the shindaiwa eb630 also. great blowers i have 2 of them.
  10. mtwcutt

    mtwcutt LawnSite Member
    from OKC, OK
    Messages: 140

    I have the Tanaka 7800r and it has been a great blower for the past couple of seasons. I have not used many others but I like this one especially for price compared.

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