Blower question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sky King, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Sky King

    Sky King LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Does anyone use a hand held blower?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    i do, echo pb 200 (the es 230 in my signiture should be the pb200) thats all i have for blowers! Love it though!
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    all ours our stihl bg85
  4. MowerMoney

    MowerMoney LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    So far I only use the Stihl 85 but plan on getting a backpack this fall for some major leaf cleanup jobs I've got.
  5. StealthDT

    StealthDT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I bought my crew a backpack. They used it once or twice then hung it up in the van. I guess they like the handhelds better.
  6. Mountain Peak

    Mountain Peak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Only backpacks for us...
  7. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    459 at the tube...however, I bought a Stihl BR 600 for cleanups and think it is awesome...both BPs and HH serve their purposes in different applications...if I want to quickly blow off a small drive way, I get the HH...If I have a huge driveway and sidewalk, a yard full of pinecones the customer wants picked up and their lawn manicured, I use the BP...I knew it was a matter of time before Stihl got their backpack up to par with the other companies...they can only get better from here on out...
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,749

    Consider the Echo PB210 they are VERY reliable. And don't get a backpack unless you absolutely need them, they are heavy and use more GAS.
  9. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    I gladly took it back to HD and went and bought me a Stihl BG85 with much more power...

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