Handheld blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by BigJlittleC, May 22, 2020 at 10:14 PM.

  1. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    What's the cream of the crop in terms of handheld blowers.

    What are people using?

    It's time to retire my 10 year old echo.
     
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  2. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've got a redmax hand held and 3-4 backpacks, the handheld is nice for quickie
     
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    BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 8,086

    Yes, this is for quick sidewalk blow jobs on weekly accounts. Only time I really need a back pack is during clean ups. Current blower is 10 years old and is just tired.
     
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  4. mstrat

    mstrat LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    For a quick blow-n-go I like my Stihl. That said, blowers don't tend to take that much abuse, so most should be alright!
     
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  5. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I love my Echo PB-2520. It has plenty of power for blowing off sidewalks and driveways.
     
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  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maruyama's HH blower shares the same 30cc 'hoss' engine w/ cruise control that's in my trimmer. I've had this blower for at least 10 years and it's an easy start every time.

    My issue w/ a HH blower is how they don't reach out far enough to adequately blow out debris from under a car in the driveway or street, nor can they scour all that well. Otherwise, they can be a great tool for particularly easy jobs. Yep, you're aware of this, so this note is for anyone new that might be reading this.
     
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  7. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
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    Maruyama is good but what I would go with is the Echo PB-2620. For the price and reliability I don't think the Echo can be beat.
     
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  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I highly recommend this Makita battery. It can be kept inside truck. The Stihl gas blower is good but starting is goofy. you have to prime it and put on choke and hold it down when you pull recoil

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    New Stihl just sits...

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  9. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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  10. Ronniecoleman

    Ronniecoleman LawnSite Member
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    I have used a greenworks battery blower for the last three years. Have not picked up a gas hand blower in that time.
     
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