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Whats your Walkbehind blower horsepower?

What Wb blower HP?

  • 5hp

    Votes: 3 11.5%
  • 8hp

    Votes: 9 34.6%
  • 9hp

    Votes: 4 15.4%
  • 10hp

    Votes: 6 23.1%
  • 14hp

    Votes: 4 15.4%

  • Total voters
    26

mkwl

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
New Jersey
I have a 2003 10HP Little Wonder blower w/ Briggs Intek I/C engine, and a 1989 8 HP Mighty Mac blower w/ Briggs engine.
 

LB1234

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Central Jersey
We have a 5 and a 6. Both little wonders.

BTW, for those with the 8HP and higher...

how tired are you pushing those blowers around...especially over some hilly terrain?
 
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proenterprises

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Connecticut
LB1234 said:
We have a 5 and a 6. Both little wonders.

BTW, for those with the 8HP and higher...

how tired are you pushing those blowers around...especially over some hilly terrain?
5 and 6? Wow, you must not get many leaves. Many of the dealers I have talked with arent even bothering to stock the 6hp model this year since it is so underpowered.
 

LB1234

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Central Jersey
proenterprises said:
5 and 6? Wow, you must not get many leaves. Many of the dealers I have talked with arent even bothering to stock the 6hp model this year since it is so underpowered.
Actually we get a lot of leaves. Enough work to warrant a 16HP leaf loader as well. Be careful your dealer doesn't have any 6hp models left and he is giving you some jargon to move the 8's & up out...

Also, do you realize the weight difference between a 5 and 8HP model leaf loaders? I just looked onto little wonders website...the 5/6hp are 110/115#'s, respectively. Although I have the B&S not the honda engine on the 5hp. Also, according to the website the 8/10HP models are 152/161#'s, respectively. That's approximately 40#'s more for 2 more hp.

Not sure how long your leaf cleanup days are but ours run all day at times (during late october through november). I dunno pushing around an additional 30-40#'s up a hill is not my idea of fun. The reason why I asked my question is to basically figure out if the additional weight will shorten the length of day...since at this time we are dealing with daylight savings and darkness in the evening.
 

BSDeality

LawnSite Silver Member
in this profession you need to have the right tool for the job, I will not go less than 10hp blowers any more. For hills and such, i use a couple echo 750's to get the job done. I also use my Z for pushing leaves, it makes life much easier.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
Definitely don't go any less than 8 hp on the blowers. Also, if you go with any other brand other than the LW, don't get the little itty bitty propellored ones.
 

mkwl

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
New Jersey
LB1234 said:
We have a 5 and a 6. Both little wonders.

BTW, for those with the 8HP and higher...

how tired are you pushing those blowers around...especially over some hilly terrain?
Most of my lawns are relatively flat, but the bit of extra weight from the increased HP is definitely worth the drastically increased productivity! Any WB blower under 6HP is pointless. My LW blower is INCREDIBLE!!!!
 
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