Echo or Shindaiwa blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by landcruiser, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. landcruiser

    landcruiser LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 134

    As a homeowner I need a blower to use once a week for 30 minutes or so. I have owned Echo PB2100's and they worked fine and satisfied me. They are $150 most anywhere but is the Shindaiwa model similar to the PB2100 at $200 worth the 50 extra dollars?
  2. andyslawns

    andyslawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    hey stick with the 2100's they are awsome i am currently using two of them and you cant turn it down at $
    150 a pop.
  3. Dochere

    Dochere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    You say that you have owned the echo, for how long. At a homeowner level they should just about last forever, at least for a long time. Maybe that should tell you something if it has not lasted very long.

    The echos stats are:


    The shins:


    You will notice that the Shin will move grass clippings faster and further that the echo, but if it were leaves and such, they will perform about the same. As far as how long they'll last? My moneys on the Shin.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I'm with the Shin also.
  5. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,791

    you are comparing apples and oranges. The comparable Echo blower to the Shindaiwa is the PB 230LN, not the PB 2100. The 230LN is a 160 mph blower with 365 cfm at the end of the tube. It sells for abut $200. Shindaiwa does not have a blower comparable to the PB 2100.
  6. the point man

    the point man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    My PB2100 has given me hundreds of hours of great service,
    even though I've been lax about mainteance at times. Great
    little blower, and not overly loud.
  7. landcruiser

    landcruiser LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 134

    Thanks for the "heads up". I really didn't realize that Echo had a blower more comparable to the Shin's.

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