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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Peter120, Mar 3, 2014.
We have a winner
Except, when one finds themselves involved in something they didn't plan and, then, finds they should've gotten the bigger one.
How do you just find yourself in a blower situation? Don't you guys do hands on estimates and pay attention to what your bidding on? As stated big leaf moving is done with walk behinds, plows, vacuums and power brooms.
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If I based blower choice on my current client list, I COULD get by with a HH. However, I've decided to move out of this overworked town and focus on another community I was already servicing (definitely overlooked). Outside that community, about five miles into the sticks, is a 400 acre, wooded development of extremely nice homes (many are weekend, vacation homes). There are strict covenants and the area is full of cleanup potential, regular maintenance, applications, etc. Last year, when I bought BP, I had no idea this would be somewhere I'd end up. Likewise, I made one contact and had a bunch of lakeside properties dropped into my lap, this year. Again, unexpected. My urban work doesn't require a BP, but, this stuff does. I'm glad I bought what I did or I'd be facing the inevitable of having to buy a bigger blower.
Both. Just not worth strapping on a back pack for a few grass clippings. Behind bushes and mulch beds hand held rules. Big drive ways and streets I run the mower in reverse with the blades turning. 10 times faster than a back pack.
Stihl! Stihl! Stihl! I have a 2004 BR600 that I have used every year and continue to use with my 2013 BR600. Only difference between the two is the tubes and paint. Other than that I would get them mixed up lol.
Dealing with string trimmers and edgers is enough work. When i put on the backpack blower it is refreshingly light
I think that having both can be the best idea. You will always need a backpack, but for blowing off side walks you are faster with the handheld. Get the stihl Br600 first and see if you would benefit from a handheld.
Handheld for blowing grass. Backpack for leaves.
BR600.... Never look back.