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Robin blowers...Try one...

cleancut

LawnSite Member
Location
tennessee
Two years ago, I bought my first Robin blower and have been in love ever since...I haven't even had to change the plug yet..One of the best investments and choices of equipment that I've made...I'm getting ready to purchase another one..They sell for $339.oo here in Knoxville..Robin also make a good looking trimmer but I've not tried one yet..Does anyone else use Robin products??Thanks...Clean-Cut
 
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cleancut

LawnSite Member
Location
tennessee
Keith, I've not had a problem with the air volume...It's alot better than the new Shindaiwa blowers..The Shindaiwa seems to be taking the same path as the homelite products..Before long you'll be able to buy them at Wal-mart...I know there are probably better blowers out there than the Robin but I haven't found one.Any suggestions will be appreciated..I've looked at the Stihl and Husquavarna blowers but still went with the Robin..I think John Deere makes a blower but I've not seen it....Thanks...Clean-Cut..
 

Scraper

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
SE Pennsylvania
That picture Keith posted looks exactly like the Dolmar backpack blower I bought which is actually made by Makita. Yeah, I know...I was interested in the Tanaka, but my dealer talked me into the "Dolmar". So far no complaints as it works well for what I need it for.
 

mowerconsultant

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Syracuse, NY
Robin makes the Makita-Dolmar units.
They also for a brief time made the Green Machine by John Deere units.
I sold these units for years, and can only recall one problem, a broken choke control, and that was because the unit was dropped, but we warrantied it anyways.
 

Guest
i have a robin blower....and it does not even compare to my new shindaiwa eb630,i think the robin is fine for blwing off a sidewalk,but for cleanups the robin is not even close to the power of the other,i started with robin blowers and robin weed wackers,and in my opinion they were a BIG waste of money.
 

Scraper

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
SE Pennsylvania
I wouldn't even think of trying to use a backpack blower for a cleanup as once the leaves get to any depth the only thing that is gonna move them is a push blower (i.e. billygoat, little wonder, etc.). Actually this was the first season I didn't even really perform a cleanup as I mulched everything!!!! (Thanks Eric!!!) I definitely would not call it a waste of money however, but everyone is due their own opinion.
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
Originally posted by cleancut
Keith, I've not had a problem with the air volume...It's alot better than the new Shindaiwa blowers..The Shindaiwa seems to be taking the same path as the homelite products..Before long you'll be able to buy them at Wal-mart...I know there are probably better blowers out there than the Robin but I haven't found one.Any suggestions will be appreciated..I've looked at the Stihl and Husquavarna blowers but still went with the Robin..I think John Deere makes a blower but I've not seen it....Thanks...Clean-Cut..
You have got to be kidding me! Are you talking about Shindaiwa handheld blowers? We now have two Shindaiwa EB630's backpacks and they are the best blower we have used. We used Stihls for 7 years, so there must be something to them. The only similarity between it and a Homelite is they are both red. Shindaiwa products in general have been the most reliable machines we have used, I don't expect to find them at WalMart.
 
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