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Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:07 PM
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I'm looking for some feedback on back pack vs wheeled leaf blowers. My preference is to not carry stuff on my back mainly because of a previous work related low back injury. I can do it, but I'd rather not push the issue.

I like the portability of the back pack. But I dislike the noise right behind me. Can be a pain to get on and off at times. Cost is a plus.

The wheeled style has lots more power and with the right tires can go anywhere. Cost is a big negative.

Most of the yards are level. Leaf blowing as well as blowing sidewalks and driveways of detritus is a given. Also have three commercial lots to keep clean.

So what are you using? What steered you to that style or make?
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I dont have any wheel blowers, maybe next year. But I have heard a few guys swear by them, some of them say they rather just use a wheel blower for everything, including blowing grass off walks. Sorry I cant help you much, but a few people love them more than backpacks.
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