New Innovative Backpack Blower - TwindStorm Dooly

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  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    New Commercial Backpack Blower in prototype stage looking for feedback and comments from commercial Lawn Care Specialists.

    Instead of two people trying to work together NOW one person does the work of two with LESS effort and energy.

    Cutting labor cost and work time in half.

    Cliff Peters from TwindStorm Dooly has a manufacturer interested in the Dooly and needs our industry’s input to it’s viability and usefulness.

    here are a few links to videos he has uploaded here on the site

    http://www.lawnsite.com/vbtube_show.php?do=tube&tubeid=90#watch

    http://www.lawnsite.com/vbtube_show.php?do=tube&tubeid=131#watch

    http://www.lawnsite.com/vbtube_show.php?do=admin&tubeid=132


    Would you buy a Dooly if they manufacture it?

    please respond in this thread
     
  2. ryansbob

    ryansbob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    No I wouldn't purchase one. Looks like it would break my back, and be very non-egronomic to operate. It would just give me one more blower tube for my employees that I babysit(supervise) all day to use to blow the grass across the street onto neighboring properties to make my business look bad, I'm always yelling at them to blow my grass back onto my customers properties and not onto other properties already and I think that the twindstorm dooly would only make problems worse. :nono:
     
  3. TwinDooly

    TwinDooly LawnSite Member
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    The University of Central Florida College entered The TwindStorm Dooly in A Nationwide (Auburn Engineers Ergonomic Design Competition)and It took Second Place in the Finals for the Nation . The Dooly is very well Balanced and enables you to Corral and control the debris.
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I like it. It would seem to work better than the most powerful bp blower in the fact that you can corral debris better. Sometimes I have to "dance" just to get the tube in the right position. I can see how it will be a force multiplier. I hope it goes into production. Weight? Weight is distributed. I carry a 5 gallon sprayer and it weighs a lot more than that blower even in the prototype stage.
    Great idea and I hope you do well with it. Tony
     
  5. TwinDooly

    TwinDooly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Thank you Tony and you are so right on your weight observation.
     
  6. LLahwen

    LLahwen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    i would absolutely buy one. that would make the job so much easier. cliff showed that using both barrels at once he could propel and direct at the same time, just like he says 'it's one guy doing the work of 2 guys' thats absolutely right.
    as long as the MPH out of both tubes is as powerful(or preferably more) as my stihl br420...i would use it.
    the only real issue i can think of would be a place for it on my trailer, because it has two tubes. they tend to stick out and be awkward...

    ryansbob-i'm sorry, but your whole post seemed to be more about the crappy employees you hired, not about the actual use of the Twindstorm. if your employees can't direct grass with one tube, maybe they can with two (cross directionally). if they can't do that, quit using $8/hr guys, fire them, and hire someone who knows what they're doing.
     
  7. LLahwen

    LLahwen LawnSite Member
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    and cliff, i'm hoping that you are gonna have a few made for further 'testing' done by your lawn guy friends, namely Deano and i...
     
  8. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    If it was made by a major company, I would consider buying it. I think people are skeptical now because it is new, and its something that is built by an average joe. Not that theres anything wrong with that, but obviously with the resources of a big company you know some R&D has gone into it, and they would have a team to redesign it to make it more attractive looking.
     
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'll tell you, whoever gets the license from the patent holder to produce that thing should insist on exclusive rights to it. There's been a one upmanship thing going on in the last several years with big engines and such. This blower is really a different animal. It will increase productivity untold times. As far as storing the tube, I can picture it wrapped up on the other side of the blower just like the one I have now. Tony
     
  10. TwinDooly

    TwinDooly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    The Dooly really does increase the Productivity dramatically while at the same time cutting Labor cost in HALF. I have used the Dooly in the Field many times. With the Big Power backpacks you get a single stream of powered air but With the Dooly I now Have a Wall of Air. It is like a Hurricane Force Wall of Air .I am not trying to say that the other blowers cant do the same type job as the Dooly But I am saying that the Dooly does the Job Much Quicker with greater ease, fluidity and control Hands Down Every time. As for the Manufacturing I agree a exclusive that is what i am shooting for then if they choose they can sub-License the Dooly out to other power equipment company's if they want to.
    Thanks For your Input.
     
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