feedback on backpack leaf blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mickpeg, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. mickpeg

    mickpeg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I'm looking into buying a leaf blower and am considering a Husqvarna 145 or 155 because I have a dealer nearby and the prices seem reasonable ($299 or $369) . Does anyone have experience with these models?
  2. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    had a 155 and have a 165 now.If you can step up to a RedMax eb unit I would.Lots of power and less weight.I carry the redmax and husky on the trailer.Guys always grab the redmax first.Husky is not bad but there are better options.
  3. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Check out Echo, they make some nice models.
  4. fox

    fox LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 57

    red max and stihl are in your price range, i would try them both out.
  5. precisionlawn

    precisionlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    All the power you need for around $400

    from AL
    Messages: 656

    The Echo 650/750's have cut our spring clean-up time in half over the 603' & Stihl 400/420's we used last year. They blow some serious air.
  7. griffin16

    griffin16 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    The Redmax 7001, can't be beat.
  8. mckell68

    mckell68 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    echo 650--$475, but well worth it. leaf season was much easier with it---MIke
  9. CO.d 502nd

    CO.d 502nd Banned
    Messages: 288

    I got the echo 650 for 410$ Great blower a lot of power much more then the sthil 400 's ive used.
  10. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    I have a Husky 165 and it's a nice blower but after trying my cousins new Redmax 7001 I am a little jealous. If I were buying a blower today it would be a new Redmax.

    However, If you insist on a Husky because of dealer location or support then get the bt165. Trust me the extra $$$$ is worth it.

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