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The Most Powerfull Backpack Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Mar 6, 2001.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,257

    The most powerfull backpack blower isn't a Shindaiwa or Redmax. It's a Vandermolen 850BTx. Look on page 58 of Turf magazine. It has a 48.7hp Kawasaki engine! Thats something like 1hp for each cc of engine displacement!

    [Edited by bob on 03-07-2001 at 03:09 AM]
     
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I think I will stick with my Shindaiwa...I stick to manufactorers that have been around for awhile and have been field tested for many years. What is the cfm on that?
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,257

    Alan, Please re-read the thread.
     
  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    One hp per cc.You are pointing out a misprint
    I hope.I dont get the magazine so couldnt look
    for myself.Id like to see who would make that claim.
    Me thinks VANDERMOLEN GOT HIT BY OLE MARTY J TOO.
     
  5. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I read it the first time..What point are you trying to make?
     
  6. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    are you sure its 48.7 hp, that doesn't seem right to me, but i could be wrong.
     
  7. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 383

  8. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Model 850BTX Backpack Blower
    Engine: 48.7cc 2 cycle Kawasaki engine, C.A.R.B / EPA Compliant
    Air Volume: 750 CFM (cubic feet per minute)
    Air Speed: 225 mph
    Weight: 19.4 lbs.
    Idle/Max Rpm: 3200/7800
    Ignition: Electronic
    Starter: Automatic recoil
    Carburator: Walbro diaphragm with primer for quick starting
    Fuel: 50:1 Gasoline/Oil Mix
    Fuel Tank: 2 liters (.53 gallon) translucent
    Running Time: 1.5 hrs. at full throttle
    Noice Level: 70 Db(a)
    Dimensions: L (without hose and pipes) x W x H 13 3/4 inches x 17 1/2 inches x 17 3/4 inches
    Back Support: Ergonomic with waist strap
    Dry Weight: 19 1/4 lbs. (complete with pipes)
    Ship Weight: 22 lbs.
     
  9. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Lighten up, Bob was joking about the misprint showing 47 hp.
     
  10. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I figured that after reading the stats...some of us have not recieved TURF yet so some could not tell if he was joking or not. It is hard to understand when someone is joking by what they type (unless they type LOL or J/K). I have never heard of the machine as well as others so some may have been dismayed by what bob wrote.
     

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