Which Backpack Blower??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by srk5252, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. srk5252

    srk5252 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have had it with my hand-held blower and decided to buy a backpack blower. i know you guys all have your favorite brands but i just wanted to hear your recomendations. I have a budget of about $300-350. What would be the best blower for my budget?? My blower now is a echo but it just doesn't have the power i'm looking for. Any input will be greatly appreciated
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Save or wait a little longer & get a Shindawia or Red Max, will be well worth the difference!
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    for $400 id recommend a stihl br400. my first backpack blower was a stihl and i love the br400. lots of power. the new echo back pack is supposed to be real good as well
  4. jrebeiro

    jrebeiro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I have a redmax eb7000. Paid about $450-500 for it. Did a cleanup today with it and this thing rocks. Cut my cleanup time in half. Only used a rake to pick up the piles of leaves I rounded up with the blower!

    I highly reccomend this one.
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    It's a little over your budget, but go with the big Shindaiwa or the big Redmax.
  6. GLM

    GLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I have a Echo PB-600 and got it for about $399. Lighter than the Stihl and very powerful. The smaller Echo is the PB-4600 and is less money, but get the bigger one. You will never be sorry that you bought a more powerful machine.Good Luck.
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Stihl BR 400 gets my vote. :cool:
  8. UrbanEarth

    UrbanEarth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I can't say enough about my Redmax. Really good, solid machine.

  9. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Echo Pb603 with a 58.2 cc engine has worked well for me. I also have a Husky 155bt, 44cc which isnt too bad either, although the Echo has a bit more power.
  10. dhicks

    dhicks Member
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