Push blower for leaves and sweet gum balls

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grassmasterswilson, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,790

    Agreed. I own the BG 13 hp and a reverse would be really nice. Also, a variable speed transmission ala Toro's personal pace would help with productivity. These units struggle on side hills because of the high center of gravity. What about some sort of foldable wheel system akin to training wheels on a bicycle to help with hillside stability?
  2. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

    Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    That's fair, thanks. I'll pass it on to review options.

    The only really effective thing for a high center of gravity is either lower the center or widen the unit footprint. A commercial version of a kickstand or a wider stance on larger unit is something to consider.
  3. Snapper Pro

    Snapper Pro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I have the 13hp honda billy goat self propelled i love it saves me a lot of time on the big parking lots and leaf clean ups and time is money!!
  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    I had a hate love affair with gumballs.

    I loved to hate them. Until I got a BR 600 BP blower. It digs them out of the grass quickly. Once they are free they move with the rest of the leaves and debris.

    Never used a WB blower so I can not compare them to a good BP blower for moving gumballs.

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