Pick the Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BRIAN FOLEY, Mar 28, 2002.


    BRIAN FOLEY LawnSite Member
    from ERIE,PA
    Messages: 47

    Iam going to buy a bp blower on friday and the choice is between the echo 603 and the stihl 420 which one do you find to be the best?? thank you, Brian
  2. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Redmax or shin. Nothing else compares
  3. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    of the two choices you mentioned, i would pick the echo. easy decision echo has more power, almost same price.
  4. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Stihl 420 paid $ 320 on sale at Schmidts& Serafines. Waterbury

    Ct. Should have bought two.
  5. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I have them both and the stihl stays on the trailer
    go with the echo
  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Echo 650.

    We still have some of the other 2 and both are good units.

    I just can't understand why anyone would want a 2nd teir blower.
  7. shadetree

    shadetree LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Take a look at Maruyama.
    You might be surprised at what it can offer over the others.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    The New Stihl420 Magnum Just got It 400$ Not Bad :D
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    I like the stihls too. I have a br400 right now and love it. I know they came out with the 420, but im sure its even better. Ive heard the echo is pretty powerful, but seemed heavier to me.
  10. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Both are good units- the reason I run echo is I like the way the throttle is mounted seperate from the tube and can fold up if needed. This comes in handy when I'm between shrubs and a house or sticking the tube into shrubs to blow out leaves.

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