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leaf blower uses


LawnSite Member
I was wondering if a leaf blower will have enough power to clean a riding mower after you use it. I am wanting a blower to blow off the deck and porch but I also want one with enough power to blow off the riding mower any suggestions?


LawnSite Member
well if it will blow grass of the drive and leaves across the yard id guess it will blow off a mower.i usually blow mine of with my blower.it wont blow the dust completely off though...............?


LawnSite Bronze Member
I use a blower on the decks of my mower's to get off as much as the grass clippings as I can and what I can't get I pull out the power washer and that does the job


LawnSite Senior Member
I have the Stihl BG85 blower and crazy as it sounds, I use the blower to clear the snow from my driveway and sidewalks. I love the silly looks from the neighbors, but it works and that is all that matters. I imagine it would work just fine to blow off your mower. I also use it to dry off my mower after it gets a bath....

Critical Care

LawnSite Bronze Member
Central Oregon
Well, you can figure that the more powerful the blower, the better off you'll be for blowing dirt out of your mower. A handheld blower probably works fine for dusting off the deck, but may lack the power for much more. But even a backpack blower isn't going to do the job that a pressure washer could do.

Since I don't have a pressure washer, I use my backpack blower most of the time, and then for tough areas I use an air compressor with a high pressure nozzle.