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This is how I use blowers...anybody else?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawntime Mowers, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Lawntime Mowers

    Lawntime Mowers LawnSite Member
    from KC MO
    Messages: 219

    If we need to move allot of grass off drive/walkways, We fire up TWO hand-held blowers, one in each hand.
    Walk down the center of a drive with blowers pointed left and right.
    And walk down sidewalk with both pointed to L/R edges. You don't have to move ends back and forth, just walk in a straight line

    I started trying this one day and it just worked great for me. I was just curious if anybody else uses this technique?
  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Yes, it is really fast.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Nope, I only own one handheld blower.
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I actually go over the walks/lot w/ the mower first. Then there is minimal grass to blow off anyways. Another technique to use for larger lengths is to hop on the Z & hold the blower in one hand & the controls in the other. I do this on all of my big parking lots & long sidewalks.
  5. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Get a BR600 and you will not need two blowers. I can clear a 2 car drive way with one pass by walking down the middle and sweeping the nozzle back and forth, and that is doing it as fast as I can walk.
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    You can also just walk in the lawn & blow it to the other side of the sidewalk. Then you don't have to move back & forth.
  7. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Where it really saves time is after you have edged and you have dirt and little tufts of lawn everywhere. I can clean a sidewalk faster with two hand-helds than with the backpack blower, but then my backpack wasn't a Br600 or an EBZ8000:cry:
    You will notice that the Br600 is on my 2007 wish list, in the wish-list thread.
  8. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Two blowers really help when u have tall turf edging a walk. You focus one blower down against the edge line and the other up to blow the clippings into the yard. Windy days they help a lot too.
  9. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    One good BP Blower does the job. Two guys on a good bp is even better.

    The only reason I personally go down both sides is that I want to make sure that the edges are clean. What is the sense of making nice edges if you are going to fill them back up with clippings?

    I know that it probably wastes a couple of minutes on each property, but I believe that the add on bonus is customer satisfaction, neighbor appreciation, and future business.
  10. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    Have tried 2 handhelds together and I works pretty good. See alot of guys using 2 to blow out beds in the fall.

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