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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MIDSOUTH, Oct 19, 2000.


    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    what is the strongest backpack blower out there-i am going to buy another and i need info on strongest one,currently i have a br400 stihl-i like it but i want more power.what about the new red max-or shindaiwa?
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,697

    What you're looking for is a combination of CFM and MPH. All of these specs are without the tubes installed. They are at the housing since Shindaiwa and Redmax do not advertise "with the blower tubes installed" specs on their web sites. I suspect that the "with the blower tubes installed" specs would change these numbers quite a bit and not necessarily in Shindaiwa's and Redmax's favor which would explain why they don't advertise the numbers.

    Here are the specs for a few blowers:

    Stihl BR400 180-MPH 624-CFM *

    Shindaiwa EB630 201-MPH 613-CFM

    Redmax EB7000 204-MPH 730-CFM

    Echo PB400E 175-MPH 590-CFM

    *The Stihl BR400 does not include a MPH without the tubes installed.
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I did recently purchase a Shindaiwa EB630 and it does have more power than my BR400.
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    don't forget to consider ease of operation, ie: handle controls, fast acceleration, and total weight.

  5. Lawn Cruiser

    Lawn Cruiser LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I have the Red Max EB6200 and as stated in there advertising on it and actually the new 7000 version which is quieter it's AWESOME.
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 10,861

    John deere has a 250 mhp backpack but it weighs more than the echo. Weight it vary important when you carry that thing for a few hours blowing leaves
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    There is also the Echo PB600 that is even more powerful yet. This is the new version of the 6000, but they moved the throttle control from a handle & trigger on the tube (on the 6000) to a left handed throttle lever on a flexible rod. I prefer the tube/trigger handle myself, and there is a model (equal to PB6000) that has this setup I just purchased another one recently.

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    i bought the red max eb7000 today and it is the hardest blowing blower i have ever used-i like it
  9. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,019

    Let me tell all of you, Husquavrna makes not only nice chainsaws, but the bt155 blower is awesome too
  10. Scotty

    Scotty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    WE use the Redmax EB6200 & 7000, both blowers are excellent. Throttle control is easy to use and these blowers start all the time. Very strong blowers.

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