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Looking to purchase a great and dependable back pack blower. I will be starting in the residental side of the bussiness. Were i live the avg size lawn is 5,000 to 20,000. I was thinking about the sthil 600 but what do you all think?
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Some advice given to me by someone who has worked in the business and now works at a dealership:

"Find the most powerful blower you can afford and buy the next one up from THAT!"

He suggested that a blower is not something to go "cheap" on if you plan on using it to make money.

Even though it was more than I wanted to spend, I read a lot of favorable reviews, and my friend, as well as my local dealer suggested it, so I went with the Echo PB770...

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Some advice given to me by someone who has worked in the business and now works at a dealership:

"Find the most powerful blower you can afford and buy the next one up from THAT!"

He suggested that a blower is not something to go "cheap" on if you plan on using it to make money.

Even though it was more than I wanted to spend, I read a lot of favorable reviews, and my friend, as well as my local dealer suggested it, so I went with the Echo PB770...

http://www.gopherforum.com/showthrea...=echo+backpack

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I think you did well with the echo, I am not a big stihl fan on blowers are trimmers. Now chainsaws they are in the top 2 anyplace in the country.
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I think you did well with the echo, I am not a big stihl fan on blowers are trimmers. Now chainsaws they are in the top 2 anyplace in the country.
I agree with this. Stihl chainsaw, Echo anything else.
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BR 550, I own it, I can vouch that it does a great job.

Note, it doesn't do a good job, it does a GREAT job. No need to spend more $.
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When going at lawn care full time we had the Stihl 550 and 600's, the 600 is in my experience one amazing blower.
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I agree with this. Stihl chainsaw, Echo anything else.
Personally I think Redmax makes the best trimmers and blowers and Husquvarna(the commercial line, some now sold under the Redmax label) makes the best saws. Outside of that I would say shindaiwa for trimmers and blowers and Stihl for saws. Stihl is like John Deere sold on name alone, personally I am more interested in the current quality.
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I own the Stihl 550 and it does a great job. Never used the 600 so no idea what I'm missing if it is a lot better. I hear it is a lot quiter though.

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Personally I think Redmax makes the best trimmers and blowers and Husquvarna(the commercial line, some now sold under the Redmax label) makes the best saws. Outside of that I would say shindaiwa for trimmers and blowers and Stihl for saws. Stihl is like John Deere sold on name alone, personally I am more interested in the current quality.
You are most likely more current than I am on saws. I'm not familar with Redmax as there are no dealers in the area.
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