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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, Nov 27, 2002.
I was just thinking have any of you purchased a backpack blower (new) for $300.00 or less?
better question for the commercial forum
and remember, like every other answer you've got-spend a little more to get quality.
Buy the biggest blower you can find and afford, you will be glad you did. Redmax is the best IMHO.
I agree, I took the plunge and bought me a eb7000 and have not regetted it yet. This blower is "JUST AWESOME".
After I first started, the commerecial blower started to act up, so I went to home cheepo and got a backpack blower for 125.00 I think. This had to be the worst decision that I made.
Again get the biggest commerecial blower you can afford, you will not regret it.MHO
These guys are right buy the best you can afford. Time=Money thats all I say while my echo pb-650 is blowing 4 times as hard as my old handheld chepo!
I am getting a Redmax EB7001 on Tuesday when my dealer come back from vacation. I've heard really good things about the 7000 and the 7001 has more nut to it.
ordered my new redmax eb7000 yesterday and cant wait to get it on monday
I have a Redmax 7001 from Captain Devo, here on Lawnsite.
It's said to be the strongest blower on the market.
Some may argue it's not.. Ok. so it's definatly in the top 2 or 3 according to EVERYONE..
Why spend "under $300" once say... $250 only to find it's inadequate and then spend $450 AGAIN to get a real blower... That's spending $700 when you could spend $450 once..
Don't have the money? Wait till spring.. It will pay for itself next year in effeciency.
Well to answer the question, yes I have. I use Poulan Pro backpack blowers that I bought new on ebay for about $225 with shipping.
So far I have NO complaints for the money. I bought the first one about quarter of the way into last season (2001). Liked it enough to get another one the beginning of this season.
I've never used another brand so I can't compare it to anything, but it does what I need it to. I'm sure it's not the most powerful, but 95% of the time I'm just blowing grass off the sidewalk, not blowing bricks so..........
My first blower was a handheld Shindaiwa. I pretty much never use this anymore. The backpacks are much more powerful.
So in conclusion, if you're looking for your first backpack blower and don't have a lot of money to spend, give the Poulan Pro a try.
i have to disagree, for the reasons dooligh listed.
if the extra $250 is make or break in anyones biz then backpack blowers is the least of their problems.
the increase one would see in efficiency anmd longevity would be made up in about 3 weeks of spring clean ups.