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leaf blower uses

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mastinson, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. mastinson

    mastinson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    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?
     
  2. d.m.d.

    d.m.d. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    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...............?
     
  3. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    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
     
  4. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    stihl sg85- I have one. Plentry opf power for blowing deck off and drivewway, piorch ewtc. Plus it will last forever, like a toyota LOL
     
  5. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    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....
     
  6. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    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.
     
  7. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    Yeah should work. We use ours to clean off the decking of the trailers. Also great for launching foam balls.
     

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