Very satisfied with new purchases...blower and edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eho, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Hey guys, after doing all my homework I purchased a new Stihl stick edger( 300 bucks) and a new Stihl Backpack Blower( 300 bucks). I have read some negative things about Stihl blowers but I am VERY satisfied. For my needs, small resedential, the blower works great. Mowed two lawns today and it was like I was getting to play with some new toys. Now I finally have a complete setup with an edger, backpack blower, trimmer, mower, and hedge trimmer( all commercia grade) plus i got a cell phone today. Great day for me and I really enjoy the new equipment. Backpack blowers are AWESOME. Just thought I d fill yall in.
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208


    I've also read a lot of people complain about the STIHL backpack blowers...most along the lines of underpowered. I wouldn't know. I do own a STIHL...can't remember model number...but it has the ability for different attachments. I have a pole saw and articulating trimmer attachments. I like the thing a lot. Plenty of power...durable...has survived a few 'drops'...easy to start, little maintenance. Going on three years old.

    Have a ECHO chainsaw a few years old, once that craps out on me I will be replacing with a STIHL chainsaw.
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    I have the Stihl BR420 Magnum backpack blower, and have no complaints.
  4. Creative Lawn Care

    Creative Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 271

    I have 2 stihl FS85 trimmers with chain saw and hedge trimmer attachment, FC 85 edger, BR420 Blowers and the HS75 hedge trimmer and 025 chainsaw. I have no complaints. Have run stihl from the very beginning. Congrats on your new toys!!
  5. Brianj

    Brianj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    sthil is good equipment, thier weedeaters are the best, the blowers are good for thier purpose, but sometimes the blower does lack power, i have 4 different brands of blowers, redmax, sthil, echo, and shindewa, they all are good but the sthil is the weakest, but it is the lightest, for small yards it works great, congrads on the new toys...
  6. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    Congratz!!! It's good to hear you are doing well, keep it up!!!!!!
  7. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Congratulations on the new equipment and the cell phone. My new cell phone is on the way and I can't till it comes in.

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