Self propelled leaf blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turftiger2, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Turftiger2

    Turftiger2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with a self propelled leaf blower? Local dealer has one from Giant Vac, a 16 horsepower electric start hydro drive. It sure looks big and heavy. Is the extra weight, power worth about the 1 thousand dollar price tag? Giant Vac no longer makes this unit and the dealer wants to get rid of them. They were selling for $2700 when they first came out. I appreciate anyone who has experience with this beast letting me know.
  2. StumpBuster

    StumpBuster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I saw the same blower on e-pay. I am curious also.
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    I think unless you have huge open areas, the wb lb is not worth it. When pushing a leafblower, you are constantly pushing/pulling, moving it side to side, etc. Those self propelled are huge!!!!!
  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,731

    I used that blower it was a bit too slow and weighs atleast 500 pounds but for 1000 dollars hell yea I would buy that. Thats a real good price and I have a hill I pushed a blower up all yesterday still fresh in my mind.
  5. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Do you have the eBay link so we could check out the auction?
  6. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
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