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Backpack Blowers

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Oct 21, 2006.


Backpack Blowers

  1. Redmax

  2. Stihl

  3. Echo

  4. Shindaiwa

  5. Husqvarna

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mowzilla

    mowzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    i have blown with the stihl br 600 and br 600 mag ( have a 2010 br 600 mag at day job) and i own a shindaiwa eb8520...

    i have said it before and i will say it again (maybe its how i blow and how i adapt each blower to what i am doing) the shindaiwa will out blow anything save the new echo pb-770 and maybe a redmax 8100(the newest one)..

    the shinny runs longer, stronger, and i have had zero issues with it vs stihl inconsistent running, have to switch a "flapper" behind the air filter for cold weather..running out of gas with some left in tank ( mag is better) ..etc..etc..

    that's my honest opinion with the last two leaf seasons of testing to back it up..
  2. graygoose12

    graygoose12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Redmax is the best. Stihl and others have new 4mix type engines. Reading up on them, the Stihl has 30 something working parts. That's no good to me when I can get a better blower with only 3 working parts. Less down time, longer lasting. I bought EBZ7150's this time and they are the best I have ever had.
  3. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I just got a RedMax EBZ8001 from Stephen Roy in Johnston RI. I've only had it for a few hours and I love it. I've been landscaping under someone for the past 3 years and Steve is helping me equip myself so that I can take on more and more side jobs.

    This RedMax is amazing, in the past I've used a Stihl 440 and a Kawasaki 600(?). The Stihl has been the crews favorite but they have no idea what kind of power these RedMax's push out.

    I got this knowing that there will be some time before I can afford to buy a push blower. I wanted the biggest and baddest blower and I couldn't be happier.
  4. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,469

    BR 550, very powerful, very dependable.

    Messages: 84

    buy tanaka not redmax. redmax is junk and they do not stand behind the units.
  6. 4b landscape

    4b landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    ECHO.... thats all you need!!!
  7. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 1,074

    Echo backpack, string trimmers, hedge trimmers, chainsaw etc...... great tools. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
  8. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    RedMax 7100 by far killer blower best blower I have ran yet
  9. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 1,074

    I have never even seen or held a Redmax. How does it compare to the Echo PB 755t?
  10. jricker

    jricker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    echo pb 770t my br 600 was junk

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