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Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by indian, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. indian

    indian LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I am looking at blowers. I am a homeowner witha slightly oversized lawn. Which brand and size of blower should I get? I would like to spend no more than $400. I have looked at echo and stihl. What other considerations should I have? Thanks for all opinions/comments/expertise and criticisms.
  2. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    If I were you I would seriously consider a Stihl Br 420. Its right in your price range and would be more than powerful for your application. Definately go backpack, they are so much more comfortable and have more power. They are good blowers, I have two. Good Luck :waving:
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    If you have a stihl dealer in your area I recommend them, Stihl may not be the most powerful but they are very dependable and as Vadeere mentioned the br420 should do fine. I use mainly stihl products and Im very satisfied with them

    CUTNTIME LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    backpack is the way to go.shindiawa is another product you should look in to.many people i know have just switched to them for more power.be sure you look at all your options before you buy.good luck.
  5. sda1416

    sda1416 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Look at the Redmax 7001, priced around $410, but a whole lot more bang for the buck.
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    The echo blowers at home depot will do well I have used them commercially with no problems
  7. indian

    indian LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Guys I ended up with the echo pb-603. Got it for $349. It does a great job.

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