New Blower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yardman_05, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. yardman_05

    yardman_05 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am looking for a new blower for this grass season. My old Crafstman is on its last leg and I dont want to get stuck without one in the middle of the season. So could you guys please give me some suggestions on what is a good one but not too too expensive. :help:
  2. Lawn Masters LC

    Lawn Masters LC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Spend the cash and buy Echo. 650 or 750, I have both. Great blowers. Don't drop the extension tubes like a lot of folks do. Keeping it closer to the ground really improves removal. Grass, leaves, parking lots, or whatever, it rocks.

    Lawn Masters Lawncare, Inc.
    500K a year biz and growing
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    A good economical blower is a stihl br340, retail is around $299.00, fair power, reliable blower, fuel efficient. I have one and I am very pleased with it. It may be somewhat underpowered for heavy leaf removal but fine for grass clippings
  4. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Messages: 399

    Redmax.............of course you get what you pay for./cheaper ain't always better :blob2:
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If you are not doing any real leaf jobs you can get just the Redmax 7001. It will allow you to do leaf work if you want to, and will smoke some grass during cutting season. It will speed you up over the craftsman so much, you will be able to add a yard or 2 over the week. What took you say 5 minutes before will be only 1-1.5 minutes now. Add that up over the course of a day and a week, you give yourself efficiency.

    I'm all about efficiency, I don't like bottle necks and doing or walking things twice that kill time. A powerful blower will save you time and time is money.
  6. thegrassboss

    thegrassboss LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 2

    I would defiently go for the Echo 750. It may be a big initial investment but the thing will pay itself off in the time you save. You will have a couple choices as to whether the controls are hip mounted or tube mounted. I personally prefer the hip mounted. You should be able to get one for around 500.
  7. man of stihl

    man of stihl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    nice name there yardman..... haha.. u have used my stihl's so u know about them. echo,redmax,stihl are all good brands

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