ground blowers vs backpacks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ronslawncare, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    i did a two pretty big spring cleanups today and used my new echos i love them but my ground blower still my favorite for cleanups back packs for beds....
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I'd like to know how these are so different from a backpack. If you just go by MPH they seem to have less velocity. Is it all cfm's or what. How do they work in a parking lot?
  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    We have 2 Echo 58CC PB60 Blowers and 2 Little wonder 10hp blowers. Back pack works great on detail and light duty work but being in Maine and we do as much as 15 sandings through our plowing season these walk behind blowers are a god send they will blow sand and debri flying!!!! No competion between the two on cleanups in spring. We some times use them in fall cleanups too when we can blow the leaves back into the wood line. They both offer different uses but where we are you need both.
  4. Guardian

    Guardian LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 269

    I started with a Stihl BR400 backpack. I was so impressed (even compared to Shidaiwa EB600, $200 more). I took on a couple of hotels and thought I might need a parking lot blower, but tried blowing the lots with 2 Br400's instead and its just as fast. I now own 3! They are simply the best
  5. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    i love em both. i have a fradan 9hp briggs / vanguard and a small billy goat 5 hp briggs. i also have 3 backpacks. i really like the backpack / push combo. however this year i am gonna be bagging all clippings so lets see how much of the push blower i use.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Just bought the JRCO blower buggy for my Little Wonder. No more pushing! I can't wait to finish these cleanups and use it for Fall as well!
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    its probably a more effective way to moveum
    from the ground level. for that i just use a mower though.
    never owned the groundblower type

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