New leaf blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Belgium, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    As far as the cinch straps, they do more for stability than anything unles you keep er tight. The pack analogy was because it doesn't bear the load with the cinch. Having that on a blower doesn't fit the comfort level due to the FACT...that when you're blowing a full line of leaves you have to swing back and forth. That take out the equation of have a flex tube if you're cinched up. And the same reason a packed az has a cinch. He ain't walking an edge with a shifting pack. Me, I need to.

    I wear a coat in the cooler months, and don't even notice the Echo's air cooler . Besides that it comes with a block off plate for cooler weather usage.

    If the Husky were to be only used at leaf season you wouldn't notice the super thin straps when wearing a coat. And I doubt that cinch is going around me when I'm blowing snow with it.

    I do like the business end of the Husky, said that already.

    Me, I like the Husqvarna saws as well. Been running a 272 XP for many years. Husky has the best filtration system on a saw I've ran. It's dual ported too.
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
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    Actually, now that I think about it, the crew had a 755 and 770. I ran along-side a BR600M on another job. I showed up on that job to do a cleanup and mow and the guy was there doing some bed work for them and was blowing the beds out prior to doing his planting and mulching. He's the owner of a small landscaping and nursery operation. I apolgize for the misinformation.
  3. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I hated the cinch. Didn't run it because of the crappy co-op dealer.
    Some Echo's will run to lean. If that isn't adjusted it can deter optimum operation. I can only compare how my Echo runs and it is a beast for performance. I'm not knocking Husky's performance. I'm sure it is a heck of a blower.
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
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    I actually loosened up my shoulder straps this morning after reading your comment that the "cinch strap" doesn't hold any weight and I could CLEARLY FEEL THE WEIGHT OF THE MACHINE ON MY HIPS/WAIST. But yes, I do keep it doesn't need to be tight, just snug, the same way shoulder straps should be snug. It does not limit my mobilty at all. Perhaps the harness system just does not work for you due to your ummmm...body type.

    And why the hell do you need an air cooler if you're wearing a coat anyway? You make less sense the more you say!

    I rest my case, lol.

    To me, my decision came down to the EB802, the 770 and the 580 and I decided on the 580. I don't think you can go wrong with any of these machines. I didn't look at the 570 but that should probably have been on my list too.
  5. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It was Mr RG from the git...who said the air cooler, the air cooler,
    the air cooler, .....will blow on you when it's cold out.

    Me, I wear a coat when it gets cold out.. eh
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
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    Sorry, my bad...I get it now. I thought there was a cover for it or something?
  7. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the cover is a throw away item...
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Um, no ya don't bro. :nono:

    You started bragging on the back pad of the Echo and its air cooling system in post #3, at which time I chimed in. At least try to keep the facts straight and be honest.

    The 570 doesn't have a cinch strap at the hip like the 580. It simply has "ears" that stick out to each side, and they significantly help keep the machine located behind me instead of sliding around to the side while either bending down to pick up trash, or while swinging from side to side. The 570 does have the chest strap, and that makes it far more comfortable for long periods of use.
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500 more thing:

    The hip belt and chest strap, as well as bearing the load, keep the pack from shifting, which actually increases your agility.

    Back to the backpacks I put you think Mountainsmith and The North Face designed backpacks that limit your ability to "walk an edge."

    Two key facotrs in any backpack design (blower or pack) are load distribution and stabilty, and I think the 580 does very well at both. It sure beats having the thing digging into to your shoulders, sliding around and bumping you in the donkey with every step like many blowers do.
  10. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    Oh yes I can.
    posts 4, 7 and 24

    You first said it, even 3 times how it blows cold air on you during cooler wether.

    put a coat on like the rest of us.:)

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