Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 26 to 34 of 34

Thread: leaf blowers...

  1. #26
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,878
    Bought an E-GO blower. Used it a couple times... works really well with the turbo boost... works pretty meh without.

    Said fuckit and now just plan to mow and mulch the lawn twice a week and call it good. Use the blower to keep the patio clean and clear.

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    livin the dream
    Posts
    4,702
    Bought a Echo small gasser with the vac function. Vac works well enough todo a quick sidewalk clear after work. I have a massive maple that takes probably 4 hours to blow, rake, bag, haul… I usually wait until I get a big late October wind storm and do it all at once.

    Also… Search Jong… there’s like two or three blower threads…


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    Best Skier on the Mountain
    Self-Certified
    1992 - 2012
    Squaw Valley, USA

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    cow hampshire
    Posts
    6,551
    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    Yup. This 100+ yo maple at the top of the driveway is hours in and of itself, let alone the dozen around the yard behind it.

    Curious what you're paying for the landscapers to do it, and how many trips they will make as fall progresses?

    I have nightmares of Nov snow that doesn't melt before I'm done with the leaves. Grass does NOT like it when that happens.
    Yeah, I have a shitton of trees. I love them until the leaves fall. I just reached out to a friend that is a landscaper to come clean them up when it's time. I have no idea what it will cost. I will have to blow/rake myself just to mow the lawn and find the dogshit! I have one tree (the biggest maple of course) that drops last.

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern BC
    Posts
    25,463
    the neighbor across the street asked me if i had any plans for the leaves on my lawn and if not could she have some ?

    I said well I guess its ok, so I come home from railing some nice juicy berms at the mtn bike area and she has raked most of my lawn so I think i know how Tom Sawyer felt

    my ski bud used to say " how can you walk with all them horse shoes up yer ass ?"
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    on the banks of Fish Creek
    Posts
    4,601
    get a troy-bilt.....


  6. #31
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Granite, UT
    Posts
    1,212
    I have the typical suburban yard, one big ass maple, a couple of medium sized horse chesnuts, and a couple of aspens.


    I have a 18V brushless Ryobi blower that I use in the front to get the shit out of the garage and off of the walk and driveway. It has a turbo button and works remarkably well on hard surfaces.



    For the grass, I use an Echo backpack blower and a wheeled 5hp blower. Those two work well in the back where most of the trees are.



    The 9hp leaf vac takes care of the finer details.


  7. #32
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    on the banks of Fish Creek
    Posts
    4,601
    You win.

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    3,877
    Realize that there are three different levels of battery leaf blowers. From top to bottom:

    Great power, good longevity. 2 batteries

    Great power, short longevity. 1 battery.

    py power, crappy longevity. 1 battery.

    Makita has all three levels.


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern BC
    Posts
    25,463
    So I attended the SMBA work bee and they had me pegged to run a leaf blower, so 2 of us get dropped at the top and blow our way down which is like 4hrs/ 7km of mtnbike trail getting the blow job with a Sthil br 600 which is the most badass blower Sthil makes, that Sthil will move rocks the size of your hand/ sticks branches pinecones ... everything

    and the leaves in my yard

    are still there
    Last edited by XXX-er; 10-18-2021 at 10:12 AM.
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •