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looking to get a bad-to-the-bone hand held blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ant, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    looking to get a bad-to-the-bone hand held blower..
    i had a red max and it took a crap now i have a echo..what a pos..
    what do u guys recomend?
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I have a Stihl BG85 and it's been great but it doesn't really see much use.
  3. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Ditto - I have a BG85 and to my knowledge it is the most powerful handheld. Very reliable also (3 years). :usflag:
  4. flman

    flman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Shindaiwa eb240s. $199.99. 175 mph :drinkup:
  5. YotaNate

    YotaNate LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I've got the BG85. A lot more powerful than the mccollough backpack that it replaced.
  6. Gumby

    Gumby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Ditto on the BG85. Most powerful handheld I've owned.
  7. Inman's lawn care

    Inman's lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I have a Stihl BG85. I love it and would not get anything else.
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Stihl makes a nice handheld unit for sure

  9. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 344

    I think you might be asking a little much from a hand held.. JMO
  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    The Stihl 85 is what I have and it's the most powerful and lightest for the power.

    But I don't like it much, the next one will be a Tanaka handheld. I've found Tanaka just much more reliable.

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