Backpack Blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookie03, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    I have a Stihl backpack blower. What do you all do to keep the blower tube from falling out of the blower all the time? I'm thinking of bolting it to the blower, but the end of the blower tub has a curved nozzle and I turn the tube frequently to blow the leaves or clippings different directions. Should I just bolt it to the blower tube and leave off the curved portion of the nozzle? What do you all use: Curved blower tube end or Straight?
  2. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    straight end tube. If your tube keeps falling apart use duct tape, I have that on my redmax 7000 & it works fine. If the entire tube keeps coming off the blower housing there should be a metal clamp there that has a screw on it, Take it apart and re-fasten it. That should do the trick.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Electric tape plenty of it, i have learned the hard way.
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    use tape. i have stihl blowers too and have found that the same thing tends to happen with me. i use plenty of duct tape, problemo solved.
  5. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 273

    Duct tape, if you can't "duc it than.....

    ......Get a knew blower :p :p
  6. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
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