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Fraden power equipment ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bunton Guy, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,917

    Anyone heard of them. I had seen a add for them in a mag and they had good deals on blowers , trimmers, edgers and many other power accesories. Anyone have there website or other info on them. ?
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i worked with a guy who had fradans about 3 yrs ago. they are a well built blower, but they are pretty heavy. the only other flaw i could find with it was the muffler was mounted real low and we actually started a few fires by accident from pushing it through the leaves.
  3. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,917

    Is there a website for this company. I know there backpack blowers and trimmers look like Echo...
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

  6. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I own an 8hp Fradan aa few here use the 14hp. Idon't like push blowers but that my choice. My friend has a 8hp Little wonder
    rolls easier but is heavier. The fradan & Giant Vac are the best
  7. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    I have a Fradan blower with a 9hp Briggs / Vanguard engine. They are very good blowers. You may want to go with the honda engine though for the like 50 dollars more. I think the blower is pretty light.
  8. fireball

    fireball LawnSite Member
    from ne Pa
    Messages: 172

    Made on Long Island by some super nice guys who thought they could improve lawn equipment. What they did was take the giant vac blowers and attempted to fix everything that goes wrong with them such as the intake clogging, handle not ergonomic correct, caster wheel, axel bending and 11hp B&S cutting out on hills. Their machine was superior to Giant Vac who refused to change anything for the last 30 years. Only problem was that Little Wonder came up with a new fan design that blew everyone else away. Giant Vac is now owned by simplicity, so things might change quickly. Fradan is attempting to build quality equipment but their machines tend to be a little heavier than the competition so you end up being worn out before the machine.

    The killer is that Lesco bought Atwater-Strong who came up with the cup impellar in the first place. Little Wonder just refined the concept. Lesco instead of putting the hydralics on the old 14hp two fan model went with the single blade 16 hp which the Little Wonder 11hp outblows. Their new blowers reflect the MTD thinking that the guy who designs it doesn't use it.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Fireball, actually they are made in Westchester , NY ..or at least they used to..

    Their push blowers are excellent, very well balanced and easy to manuver.

    The only thing I dont' like is that they dont' have the adjustable shoot like the little wonders.. to redirect air flow out the front instead of the side.But the I thinks it s a 13 or 14 HP vangaurd is incredible, and it's a bit quieter than the little wonders..

    Their customer service and support are superior to anyone elses.

    Their back packs are a little heavier, but for growing season blowing of walks and drives they are great.

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    we have been useing the model bb-50 backpack blower for 3 years and have had good luck. If you are looking to buy call (417) 831-2779 they are selling the bb-51 blowers for $219.95 each!

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