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That sounds like a great plan.
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I used the blower today on a lawn that had too many leaves to mow. I guess that's the point where you're supposed to charge the client for a leaf cleanup, but since I needed the practice, I just went ahead and did a "mini leaf cleanup" so I could get a feel for moving large amounts of leaves. I didn't have to haul them away - just blew most across the street into some woods - otherwise I wouldn't have done it for free.

Me likey.

Doesn't seem overly loud either. My earplugs broke, so I ran it without hearing protection and it didn't seem "unbearable". That said, I have nothing to compare it to either, as this is my first backpack.

Shoulder straps... any tips for how to adjust them?
I tried snugging them up so it was "secure" when wearing it, but when it came time to slip it off, I had a hard time getting it OFF of me. If anyone was watching, I'm sure they found it amusing.
I guess that's why I always see guys sling them over one shoulder - at least for quick jobs.
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I used mine on my worst leaf lawn. I believe it cut the cleanup time in half but it used a full tank of gas in 1.5 hours. That's a bit disheartening.
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I used mine on my worst leaf lawn. I believe it cut the cleanup time in half but it used a full tank of gas in 1.5 hours. That's a bit disheartening.
I got more time out of a tank on mine today, but I wasn't running full throttle for all of it.


Made my first "big loot" today.
$180 over six relatively tiny properties and one larger one.
No hauling needed ( ), just blow to street for the boro to vacuum up tomorrow.
I'm so mad - I forgot to take a photo of the pile of leaves running along the street!

I discovered that for some locations, it's easier to blow them into a huge pile, then rake them onto a large, blue tarp and just drag them to the street.
Moving huge piles across an open area is a breeze with this blower, but when trying to move them through a narrow area (such as a driveway) is more difficult if you are trying to keep the leaves from going onto the neighbor's property. (the larger job has a shared driveway between the lawns)

I like this blower, but my shoulders are not so sure about it.
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I like this blower, but my shoulders are not so sure about it.
It is something to consider for others when buying a backpack blower. What may feel like an OK weight at the store may become a lot heavier as you have to keep it on your back all day as you are blowing leaves.
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I'm really happy I bought this beast.

I used it today to move leaves into a huge pile, then I raked them onto a tarp (about 7'x9') , and dragged them into the woods. It took about 7 trips with the tarp filled up. Thank God they were DRY because I had to drag them UP a small hill!


The ability to "move leaves" with this thing becomes much more apparent after using the hand held blower in some of the tight spots... switch over to the backpack and all the crap that wouldn't budge with the small blower threw up it's hands and surrendered!
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I'm happy with mine, too. It's fantastic!

I think I'm making less money with it though because the jobs aren't taking as long and I didn't schedule more than last year. A job that took 4 hours last year took 1.5 this year. I don't think there are less leaves.
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I believe it. I quoted a client $60 assuming it would take an hour and a half. That's exactly how long it took! (i usually underestimate the time)

Woo hoo! Love it when I guess it right!
I took pics I'll post when I get a minute.

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Here's a teaser...




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I used it to clear 3" of powdery snow from my driveway and a client's driveway today!

Some guy in an SUV slowed down and looked at me like I was crazy.
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