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New Backpack Blower for 2017?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by wdrdoctor, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. wdrdoctor

    wdrdoctor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 464

    I just got through talking to Maruyama,and it was confirmed to me that the BL9000 backpack blower measures 1080 cfm at the tip of the tube. What is everyones thoughts regarding this?
     
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I'd like to know what the mph is at that cfm. It's misleading how many blower manufactures list the top cfm and the top mph of the units but don't mention that you can only have one or the other at the same time.
     
  3. wdrdoctor

    wdrdoctor LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,505

    Those are really good numbers. Let's hope the method of measurement they used is comparable to the other companies.
     
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,630

    There really needs to be a standard method for testing like they now have for the small engines. Regardless, most list the specs as taken at the tube's end at the same rpm level for each test as far as cfm or mph goes. Husqvarna used to show all that in their catalogs and on their site. They don't anymore.
     
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  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    My understanding is that the 225 and 1080 are with different nozzles. Who knows...they all spin the numbers for their benefit.
     
  7. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Texas
    Messages: 1,304

    The 225 is measured with the tornado tips on. The mph would be higher without the tip.
     
  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Not buying it and not what I heard. Do you really think it's capable of that and that they aren't just showing numbers to their best benefit? Of course they are. They all do it! Some even list the cfm at the housing rather than the tip but don't specify.
     
  9. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Texas
    Messages: 1,304

    Do I really think they are ...Yes I do !!!!
     
  10. wdrdoctor

    wdrdoctor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 464

    Would you have this same concern I have ? I am considering buying a new maruyama bl9000. I would order it online. For any possile warranty repair work a maruyama dealer is 2 hrs drive away from me.
     

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