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Leaf blowers

Posted by newhomeowner-2009 Catskills (My Page) on
Fri, May 7, 10 at 16:49

So I've decided to bite the bullet and buy a leaf blower. Better late than never I guess. I sure need one.

I've got about an acre to clear of leaves, most of it lawn. Also pine cones, miscellaneous branches. I imagine that a gas powered one would probably be the best.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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RE: Leaf blowers

ONe Acre?!!, Get a back pack!!! A big one at that. Look at Kawasaki KRB750 if it is below $400 to $420. Shindaiwa EB802 for about $450. Dolmar/Makita 75cc 4 cycles about the same price.

If you really really want to be cheap, Husqvarna 150Bt if you can still get it. I still see it in Lowes for $299. That would be the min. I would go. Don't be cheap and get the hand held.......Not for an acre. I have and I always believe in hand held blowers, just not for you. But if you really really are so cheap, Husqvarna 125 hand held for $149 in OSH. But don't say I did not warn you.


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RE: Leaf blowers

Thanks, and I see that the Kawasaki is available for $389 plus $23 shipping. But I was hoping to get one that could vacuum too, for composting and so forth.

My property is about 1 1/2 acres, but the leaf buidup is in certain specific areas. So I extremely worried about the weight, though I admit a backpack is preferable.


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RE: Leaf blowers

There is no back pack blower that do vac. I had looked into this because I can use one myself. All people advice against getting those hand held with shred and vac. They are only good if you want to vac in flower beds, not useful for vacuuming a lot of leaves at all.

It is very tiring to hold a hand held for long period of time. I have both and I know.

I have the equiv. of Kawi. I have the Maruyama BL8100 which is the exact same as KRB750. I like it a lot.


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