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hand held blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bluridge, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. bluridge

    bluridge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I am looking for a hand held blower. I have checked out the Stihl hand held blowers, gas powered. I want this because its easier to do small driveways and walk ways which are almost all residentals. Job looks neat if I can quickly start up a blower and do a 3 minute job. What model of hand held blowers have you used and recommend? I know large outfit probably uses back blowers and I saw my neighbor's yard get cut by an LCO and they had three guys working, one cutting with a ride behind, one using a trimmer and one a back blower and the backblower looked out of place for a such powerful and cumbersone equipment. The blower only ran for 30 sec if not one minute.

    I want the hand held blower gas. What brand and model? An entry level level commercial is best if there is ever a thing.

    I can look at echo/stihl/husky or any other brand. Let me know what are your experiences and what you would buy.
  2. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    I have had the BG85, I know have a BG65 I use mainly for under shrubs. Great little blower, nothing compared to a backpack, but for what I use it for it is fine. I used to use the BG85 when I first started out. 2 pulls it was going, best piece of equipment. But, I did a swap and some cash for the other because I got myself a backpack.
  3. Loadsmasher

    Loadsmasher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I buy all Redmax except for chainsaws, which are Stihl.

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