Which backpack blower is best

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jman12, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Jman12

    Jman12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Can anyone tell me which is best and more powerful of these two blowers? The two I am choosing from are STIHL BR600 or Husqvarna 356BT ?
  2. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Redmax 8001..... Yaaa hooo!!!!

    Seriously, the BR600 is hands down the best blower on the market
  3. Escapeslawncare

    Escapeslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I use the Shindawa 4 stroke I has a more power than any blower on the market (I researched) its cost is about 550-600 its a little picky about vapor locking in the heat but your in NY im in FL so you prob dont need to worry. My blower rack snapped off my trailer an 55mph and it still works
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    Wheres the "blow my brains out" icon?
  5. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Shindaiwa EB8520 (coming soon) or EB802 (available at some dealers). Those two will kick some serious arse.
  6. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,033

    The one that is most comfortable to you and does what you need!!!

    You could have a jet engine behind you but if you are not comfortable and are not productive then what good is it?
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    You should be comparing the Stihl BR600 to the Husqvarna 180BT/Redmax EBZ8001...same exact blower, pretty much. http://www.usa.husqvarna.com/node3099.aspx?nid=56499&pid=65234#

    I've heard a ton of guys say that the stihl doesn't perform as well as the 8001.

    BR600 has a odd gas cap I've heard guys complain about. I love my EBZ8001 to death..I would take a lot for me to change blowers.
  8. Grassman08

    Grassman08 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    EScapeslawncare: Maybe you should put the redmax and Shindaiwa next to one another. The numbers don't tell the whole story, it is where they are measured from. The Redmax 8001 is way better. I like the Shindaiwa except for the kick-back you get when throttling up.
  9. Icepuck72

    Icepuck72 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Good gracious...how many threads do we have to have like this.

    Do a search once in a while people. Or get your choice down to 2 and ask owners to give their pros and cons....

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