Leaf blowers?

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  1. adrengill macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I have recently moved to Buffalo River area. Huge maintenance is required for my newly purchased House. I need to vacuum piles of fallen leaf. Help to select a suitable blower for this purpose. Is Husqvarna 350BT good option?
     
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  3. adrengill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does that mean you have trolled me ? :)
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Probably just wondering why someone would sign up on a Mac forum to ask about leaf blowers ;)
     
  5. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    The Husqvarna looks good.

    Anything backpack blower style from Husqvarna, Stihl, or echo should be pretty good.

    I prefer Stihl but mostly because I have other stihl equipment, I know how it all works, and I don't have to worry about mixing different gas ratios for my different machines.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    No. Just that it was an unusual first post. (Most first posts tend to be about Apple computers that the OP would have recently bought and wishes to ask a question about or make a comment on it).
     
  7. koa macrumors 6502

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    Look around at what the road crews and lawn guys use in your area. Also, check out equipment supply places other than big box stores to see what they sell. I have a Maruyama. It's what many guys use here. Check to see if anyone carries it near you. They hardly ever need service and have a good warranty.

    http://maruyama-us.com/products/blowers/bl3200/
     
  8. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Hahaha, no, just giving a hard time (but all in fun :) ).

    Per other posters, it’s a bit peculiar, that on a messageboard for Apple related topics, you signed up and asked about leaf blowers. Not Apple, not really even "tech" related :)

    Husqvarna is a "go to" brand for chainsaws, good products, I'd assume they're other product lines are good as well. Same for Poulan, Stihl.

    I had a Makita blower, gas, but wound up swapping it out for a light weight electric since we only really use it for the deck and driveway (it had a nice vacuum/bag attachment, but never used it).
     
  9. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I have an Echo back pack blower I've owned for at least 10 years. It's never required service other than cleaning the air filter and spark plug end the end of each season. Not sure of the model but it was the most powerful Echo they made back then. I'm quite pleased with it. BTW, I only use mine around my house during the spring and fall, and occasionally during the summer.
    My recommendation is getting a backpack blower over a hand held no matter what brand you end up with.

    One other thing, It's a good idea to add some STA-BIL fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank for when you're not using it for an extended period. It keeps the gas from going bad. Also prevents the carburetor from gumming up.
     
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    Now, that is the thing about this wonderful forum: Even though it is dedicated to matters Apple and tech related stuff, you can just join, and ask a question, and several members will usually happily chime in with a considered and relevant response.

    Re the actual OP, as leaves on my drive are not an issue, unfortunately, I cannot advise you as I have neither expertise nor recommendations to offer.
     
  11. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I have had nothing but good experience with husqvarna. I say go for it. :) I might be picking myself up one in the future.
     
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    Rich, a buddy of mine has one. He loves his :)
     
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    I use a rake. Does that make me old fashioned?
     

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    Nothing wrong with old fashion as long as you're in good shape :)
     
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    Or can persuade someone else in good shape to do the needful.
     
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    No chance! I'm the gardener and window cleaner in my house.
     
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    And I'm an everything in my house! Beat that my friend! lol :)
     
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    Well, I have always had something of a soft spot for accomplished Renaissance men….
     
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I thought it was a hockey thread. :eek:
     
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    Wow! I'm pretty handy dandy. Yet I'm not that pretty anymore..lol!
     
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    I started a Leaf Blower thread about this time last year. :D

    Some good info:
     
  22. senseless macrumors 68000

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    Nothing like a gasoline powered leaf blower to ruin my quiet Sunday.
     
  23. adrengill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :D actually i searched google about leaf blowers and found an old thread of MacRumors in results. I thought it would be good if i ask from this group.

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    :D no problem. I lately understand why you said that. As i have explained earlier, i came here through search engine and initially i thought it's good place to ask question about leaf blower.

    Anyhow, i have bought a Stihl BGA 85 leaf blower and i am very satisfied with the results. I highly recommend this.

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    I also use rake, when i have some time :)
     
  24. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Leaf Blowers

    Highly recommend you do not skimp and spend the $$$$.

    Living in New England fall is a pain in the but. We spent many weekend days raking and dragging leaves into the back yard.

    three years ago I bought an Echo leave blower the mid line commercial back pack blower.

    I haven't raked since. There is nothing sexier than watching my wife out there cleaning up the yard while I sit on the porch watching. She absolutely loves using it. Well, at least it's on the list of sexy things.

    If you go cheap you will most likely be visiting a car forum asking the same question in a couple of years.

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    But what about those pesky lawn movers and tractors people use.
     
  25. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I've had a Sears Craftsman blower for 20 years that does a fine job. Definitely faster than 100% raking. Doh, I've already answered this thread. :eek:
     

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