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Blower & vac / Stihl?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Got Grass?, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    Ok I'm have a hard time deciding what one to get. Sorry about all the questions, just want to make the right decision.

    Echo 2100 $150 283CFM
    Echo 2400 $240 315CFM
    W/ Kit

    Stihl BG55 $150 430CFM
    Stihl BG65 $170 430CFM
    Stihl BG85 $190 459CFM
    Vac Kit $30

    Stihl BR340 $349 435CFM tube 589CFM W/O
    Stihl BR400 $389 476CFM tube 624CFM W/O
    Vac Kit $80

    I didn't realize that Stihl makes Vac kits for backpacks but dealer said thay do.
    Echo seems to be costly for some reason and isnt Still better.
    The BG85 Seems as powerfull as the BR340 but a lot cheeper.
    Do thay list thoes CFM's w/ or w/o tube for the handhealds?
    How do the fins hold up and what is the most you could/would pick up with them? How hard / How long does it take to convert them? If it's decent I'm kicking my Homelight from the sidewalk to the curb. I will be mainly using the Blower. But will use the Vac once or twice a week for picky people. and tricky cleanup areas in fall. I'm leaning twards the BG85.

    Any suggestions/tips?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Stihl BG85

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