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Which handheld blower??

Which handheld blower is best?

  • Stihl bg85 New D version

    Votes: 22 50.0%
  • Redmax 2600 or 2601

    Votes: 8 18.2%
  • Echo pb200

    Votes: 14 31.8%

  • Total voters
    44

S man

LawnSite Gold Member
Which handheld should I get? Which one is the most dependable and longlasting? I'm not concerned so much as to most powerful cfms. Because I have my rm eb7001 for that. I just need a light handheld blower for small cleanups and stuff I missed with the backpack so I won't have to lug that thing back out for a spot I missed. Which of these three should I get?

Stihl bg85? D model?
Redmax 2600 2601?
Echo pb200.
 

lawnboy dan

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
north florida
the longest lasting hand blower hands down is the echo pb210e . they last 15-20 years comm use. its plenty strong too. the sthil 85 is far and away the strongest but mine is fussy to start
 

LALawnboy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kenner, LA
scott, if you like the echo's, i'd look at either the pb 230ln or pb 251. both have higher cc's and are commercial handhelds. don't get me wrong, the pb 200 does its job, it's just a little weak.
 
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S man

S man

LawnSite Gold Member
scott, if you like the echo's, i'd look at either the pb 230ln or pb 251. both have higher cc's and are commercial handhelds. don't get me wrong, the pb 200 does its job, it's just a little weak.
Where do you get those? Home depot only has the 200.
 

Matts lawn care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MD
You are joking right? Go to your local power equipment dealer. Home Depot dosent fix what they sell. ( I learned that the hard way)
 

J&R Landscaping

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Bensalem, PA
Echo does not make the 210 anymore. It was discontinued due to emmissions requirements. It was a very durable machine and it sucks to see it go. Also, the pb200 is no longer available, its now the pb251.
 

TheLawnBarber

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
caldwell,Idaho
The Echo Pb-230 to me is the best. I have a Bg-85 but like others say its hard to start sometimes. Echo always starts on the first pull on choke and then just flip to run.
 
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