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Looking for a New Backpack

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DodgeGuy18, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. DodgeGuy18

    DodgeGuy18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I am brand new to this forum and would like some advice on a new backpack blower, even though I am sure this has all ben discussed before. I am considering any of the top-of-the line models of Shindaiwa, Echo, Stihl, or Redmax. I currently own an Echo PB-755 and love it, but haven't used anything other than a Husqvarna 125BT (25 cc)and a Stihl BR340 (44cc) lol. I have also had good luck with all my other Echo equipment. Anybody have experience with the brand new Echo PB770!?
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466


    You've got the best Echo has to offer which I've heard is a good overall blower. I would assume the new 770 is the same thing with new numbers..

    But, the commercial beast and standard blower out here and many other places is the RedMax ebz8001, I think there called 8050's now..

    I would try one of those along with the Shindaiwa eb802. The reliability and shear power of the EBZ8001 has got me and many others in the line of work sold big time.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    the 770 looks totally awesome man, kinda odd with the merger/buyout when they shaare ideas, but that back cooling system def seems a big plus of that business deal
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I highly recommend the Stihl BR600, but I also use stihl equipment exclusively and have been running stihl for many years.

    You should really go with whatever brand has the best dealer around you.
  5. AA+ landscaping

    AA+ landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    The PB-770 replaced the PB-755.I just got a leftover of PB-755 for 430.00.
  6. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Messages: 1,671

    Local dealer had the BR600 on sale for one day only on Feb 17th at $369.00. Of course I received the post card advertising this on the 23rd! They wouldn't honor the deal....blamed the USPS
  7. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Messages: 753

    Most Powerful blower in the industry is a Shindaiwa EB8520.
    Most reliable is problably the EB802 (it's still a true 2cycle)
  8. S L C

    S L C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I had an Echo pb-751, ran great....got rid of it, now have two Stihl BR-600's......won't go back......get all of that weight off your back and save on your body, seriously!! :clapping::drinkup:
  9. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    I've ran all Echo's except my one Red Max 7000 series model, bad kill switch wire, its not bad but if you run all Echo's might wanna stick with that easy maintenance every year, and you are familar with it. I also tried different trimmers and now am back to Echo.
    Just a thought
  10. FryDaddy

    FryDaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    try the husqvarna 180bt blower, same price as the echo 770's. currently i use the husky 150bt & like it, but want to upgrade to the 180bt

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