looking for the most quiet back pack blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wisentaner, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Wisentaner

    Wisentaner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I have been using Sthil BG85C hand held and need something more quiet. Any one have any thoughts for either hand held or back packs. The power of the sthil is fine but just to loud with a annoying tone.
  2. Mowgli

    Mowgli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    Stihl BR550or BR600, Lotttts of pewer too!
  3. NCGreenThumb

    NCGreenThumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Spend $20 and keep the blower you have.

    Friendly suggestion is to wear ear protection be it ear muffs or plugs. A good pair of muffs cost no more than $20 and will save your hearing. You think the blower has an annoying tone, wait until that buzzing sound doesn't go away or worse you no longer hear it while its running.

    To answer your question, the blower that you are using is rated at 70 dB. Staying in the Stihl family, the BR500 is rated at 65 dB(A).
  4. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    ear plugs, seriously.....
  5. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    yeah you gotta have ear protection, you can spend 20 bucks and get a nice pair of muffs, but I would recommend paying 50 and getting the fm radio muffs.
  6. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I wear hearing protection when running my echo bp. It a quiet blower also so it really seems quiet with the ear muffs.
  7. johnny v

    johnny v LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    why would noise matter....... :hammerhead:
  8. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Why would your hearing matter.
  9. Currinson

    Currinson LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 110

    We have used echo, kawasaki, and this year bought 2 solo blowers, they are built in germany like a bmw, and carry the same quality, very quiet, but no lack of power:weightlifter:
  10. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    Try a BR600. I have one and it's powerful enough for most blowing at half throttle and using it this way is very quiet and sounds more like a lawn mower. If we all try to keep down on the noise maybe it will help reduce the possibility of blowers being banned as they were in some areas.

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