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walk behind blower

Posted by tracktor (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 3, 10 at 8:48

Looking for a walk behind leaf blower for 1/2 acre with a good number of trees but also ivy growing on a hill that tends to catch and trap the leaves. Budget definitely an issue. $$$ is tight, but job takes hours, repeated multiple times as leaves drop in spurts.
Any recommendations for purchase and/or models to stay away from?
Anyone have experience with Troybilt jet sweep from Lowes?


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RE: walk behind blower

I've found using a good sweeper works well. Parker comes to mind, some Brinleys are fine too.If you look at the brush set ups- the best have 4 brushes per side, the worse 2 brushes per side.

RE: walk behind blower

I have a Billy Goat Small Frame Force (F601S). The directional control for the shoot makes it great for hills. Another big plus for this unit is that it weighs under 80 pounds. A bit pricey though, around $700 new. If you look around you may be able to get a deal on a used one or on a used 5HP Little Wonder. Stay away from old ones (10 years+), they are heavy and loud.

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