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how good is a MARUYANA BL690

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by befnme, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    just wondering your comments on a MARUYANA COMMERCIAL BACKPACK BLOWER BL690.what would be a good price to pay for a used one ? how strong are they ?
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    maruyana?.......isnt that stuff illegal?
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

  4. bluemoon7

    bluemoon7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Do you mean Maruyama ?
  5. Cobra Jock

    Cobra Jock LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    I live pretty close to Marianna, Florida, Hehehehehe. Yes, he probably means Maruyama. IMO, they make good equipment. I have no personal experience with that particular model of backpack blower, but they do make good, long- lasting equipment. It can be hard to find a dealer so make sure there is one close by.

  6. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    thanx for the correct spelling i have seen several different spellings of it and thought i was right.thanx for the info also.i found a cheap one and didnt know if it was in the homelite or stihl catagory.
  7. Island LawnScapes

    Island LawnScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I don't have any experience with the BL690 but I recently purchased a new Maruyama PB6700 as a back up for my Echo PB403. It is such a powerful machine that the Echo is now the back up. The Maruyama's are a bit thirsty for fuel when compared to the Echo but has over 200mph nozzle speed. It's has a great filtration system for the engine so engine life should be good. The only complaint I have are the shoulder straps, they detached at the most inopportune times. All in all a very good machine.
  8. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Check out redmax because they are the same basically. Maruyama is just a fancy redmax. I have a trimmer from them and love it. A little cheaper than mary.
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    This brand has actually gained some ground around here. I know a guy who runs them exclusively for 2 cycle stuff. He is pleased with his and has not had to replace anything in several years.

    I might be off on this, but I think they use Kawasaki engines.
    I've never checked to see if the whole machine is the same though.

    I like the air boxes on the blowers.

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