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Which backpack blower. Echo Or Stihl

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by gosselin142258, May 21, 2008.

  1. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 74

    Here's the story I have a chance to buy either a echo 403t blower or a stihl br340 blower the stihl is $50 more then the echo. but is it truly worth the extra money? I'd appreciate all opinions. Also both are in good working order.
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    $50 is not much money...which has better dealer support? I have the BR600 and no complaints.
     
  3. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    Stihl............
     
  4. weeble67

    weeble67 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I've had the BR340 for a few years now. I love it. Never any issues.
     
  5. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    ECHO or Stihl ...Which one do you like the best ?? They both work well. We use ECHO and have no complaints.
     
  6. BurkartLandscape

    BurkartLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I have the echo 750 T something. The biggest one. it works great and blows over a House. I like stihl also. I guess it comes down to which one you like most... Sorry for not being any help
     
  7. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Echo or Stihl....Ford or Chevy, it is a matter of choice. I have an Echo 750 T and an older 603 model. Both have been great units. I don't think the 403 is a commercial unit though. I know they sell it at Home Depot. I have never had a till backpack, only a handheld, but I have plenty of other stihl equipment. No problems with the quality or either brand.
     
  8. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    How much money are we talking about total. Last year you could get the Echo 750 for $429., no tax & free shipping.
     
  9. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    Stihl, Echo went down hill, when stihl goes the same way, I vote shindaiwa ...
     
  10. abclawncare

    abclawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    definitely stihl have the 340 and the 380 both are great, i have a friend who has an echo blower and dosen`t like it, didn`t last.
     

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