Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lightninglawncare, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. lightninglawncare

    lightninglawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    hey as far as qaulity do think if you were trying to save money buying equipment would you buy a handheld blower rather than a backpack blower?
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Depends upon what type of properties you are servicing.
    Anything with a lot of blowing such as long driveways, patios, walkways, it is better to have a backpack. Otherwise, it chews up too much time blowing with a handheld.

    We have both. We service some really small lawns, and I prefer to use the handheld on these types.
    But for larger properties, I use the backpack.
  3. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Not only that, but as you provide more than just the basic service, like shrub trimming, cleanups. The back pack has the power to handle blowing debris out from planting beds. And it works well blowin the dust off you at the end of the day....:)
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Welcome to Lawnsite:waving: :waving: :waving:

    I would go with a backpak blower, it will save you more in the long run. Their are many types out their that dont cost a fortune. May i Suggest echo..
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Try moving a big pile of leaves with handheld blower. You might as well break out the rake. Sure a backpack cost more, but in the long run it will save all kinds of time.
  6. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I have three types of blowers: hand held, backpack, and walk behind. Landscaping jobs I use the back pack for clean-up. If I am doing a full spring or fall yard clean-up then the wb and back pack. For cleaning up clippings after mowing we use the hand held.
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    get the will come in handy during fall cleanups
  8. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    I also have all three blowers (same as FFSHUTER) except the handheld has been relegated to the position of 'backup', it is now positioned in a corner of the trailer and hasnt seen service for over a year. Go with the backpack.

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