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Little wonder walk behind blower

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Dmjadamski, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Dmjadamski

    Dmjadamski LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    looking into buying a little wonder blower. It's between the 9hp Honda and 13 hp Honda. Besides price difference there is a weight difference. Can anyone share their experiences between the two. I'm torn if I need the 13 hp or will the 9 do the job
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,833

    You wont regret the 13 hp . You will gain some more muscle pushing it , but you will move more faster
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,590

    Get 9
    With back packs running next to it you are fine
    30 years running 9hp
    When. It piles up push it with a mower or tarp it
    I hear 13 blow head gaskets
    Just my thoughts
  4. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554


    If I could do it again I'd grab the self propelled.

    Tempted to grab one of those JRCO blower buggies for the larger properties. The cost alone would've made up the difference for self propelled.........
  5. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    Not little wonder but here is a comparison video of the different engine options on billygoat. This is what sold me on the 13 little wonder. The 13 definitely performed better than the 9. But the 18 wasn't THAT much better than the 13. So the 13 seemed to make sense to me.

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  6. MarkH

    MarkH LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 38

    My advice is to invest in the largest piece of equipment you can afford. Even if it seems like overkill you'll grow into it. I have a self propelled 18 HP Little Wonder. It's awesome on bigger properties but If I had to do it over though, I'd invest in leaf plows first.
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  7. 3rdDayBrad

    3rdDayBrad LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 135

    In this business, there is no such thing as too much power. Go for the 13HP. model....
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  8. 71GTX

    71GTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 641

    We run the 13hp little wonder as well,great machine but if its relentlessly windy like last season it becomes frustrating.
  9. M125X

    M125X LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    All I can say is wow. The video really puts things into perspective.
  10. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    Some may say that's now how real leaves fall and can't be the same each time, but I don't care. It shows what each blower does and I can say I think it's spot on.

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