walkbehind or backpack leaf blowers??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by born2farm, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    Ok heres my question. Im stuck at the point where I am going to need a new blower before this fall. Im looking at a 8hp Little Wonder WB blower and then picking up a small hand held for blowing out beds and then grass clippings on the mowing route. Would this be a better direction to go then say getting the BR600 for year round use. I have ran the Little Wonder blower before and know it will knock out a large yard quick. Input?

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466


    Get the br600
  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    BP's are a must have. WB if you can afford both.
  4. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 683

    I have both. although the backpack gets more use. For larger yards i like the WB..............:usflag:
  5. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    BP first then when you have enough $ get the walk behind. A BP is a must even if you have a WB.
  6. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    back pack then get a walk behind for the big yards
  7. William Jones

    William Jones LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I agree. A back pack first. If you can afford a walk-behind, go for it. It's like having 3-4 guys with bp and saves a ton of time on large lawns and parking lots. It's worth it's money in weight. WB blowers is a bonus.
  8. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    Ditto what the guys are saying. Backpack blower is an essential.
  9. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    ok thanks guys. im bidding on a real nice little wonder blower locally that i can get dirt cheap so ill probably get that and a backpack.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,366

    Small backpack for lawn mowing and big 13hp WB for cleaning up parking lot and moving significant amount of leaves. Don't bother with 8hp WB..

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