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Hurricane Blo-Vac vs Billy Goat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    but what size blower have you run? Im questioning whether the big Hurricane is even as powerfull as my 18 hp BG
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    14 hp little wonders aren't close. We had an 11hp billy goat that wasn't close. I highly doubt the 18 hp is close. The reason why is the impelller. The paddles on the hurricane vs. on the little walk behind blower aren't close. Take a small piece of paper and wave it back and forth really fast and see how much wind it creates. Pick something larger like a magazine or place mat or something and wave that. Without nearly the effort you are creating a lot more air from the larger piece. The horsepower doesn't need to be as great because it really doesn't have to go around as fast to create a lot more air. I would demo one if you are seriously considering it but I would bet that the hurricane moves a lot more air.
  3. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 784

    I would say it is about three times more powerful than my little wonder which I think has a 9hp Honda. By powerful I mean volume of air movement.

    That other Brown video is better but I still think the Hurricane would move more leaves.

    As far as the X3 vs. an 18hp BG I think the edge would go to the Hurricane. I wouldn't switch for power, I don't think the extra power would be worth the large expense.

    No doubt easier to ride but only you can decide what value that has.

    Two main reasons I bought the X3. Conserve energy when out working. I will and do spend money to save energy/time so not so tired end of day, next day, etc.

    Second reason is front blowing so when mowing I can blow off long paths, etc. this to me puts the blower on the trailer on HOA and commercial mowing days, not just using it in fall. I also have street blowing to do which riding is ideal for.

    Lastly, I wanted to invest in biz instead of sending money to Uncle Sam. I guess that is more than two!
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  4. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 784

  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    I am downstate, Albany. I have a dealer fairly close in CT about 1/2 hr from me. I am nearly sold on it. Its the extra 1500 for the truck loading equipment that urks me. That brings it to 10k and it certainly isnt the engineering, or size/power equivalent to a 10k zero turn but then a zero turn wont blow leaves.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    Only poor people who cant afford hurricane blowers talk crap about them. Thats a fact.
  7. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Messages: 1,390

    I agree.
    Only people without money say that money isnt everything.
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  8. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    That's Topsites for ya.

    See above. :)
  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Ummm, that's NOT a fact. I'm a poor bastard and I'm drooling over it. :D

    Are you kidding? Like I said, I'm a poor bastard and money is everything to me. If I had lots of it, I wouldn't have to work. If I didn't have to work, I wouldn't be on here reading dumb posts from Topsites. :hammerhead:

    To be honest, I think he's living in lala land with all the "silver in the clouds" and "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" crap.
  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    Why blow then instead of vac them or push them?
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