When doing yard work we were having a hard time with the old blower that we had. All of the kids like to go out and work in the yard but it is not fun when you are hot, tired and ready to be done and you can not get the pull cord to work and the blower will not start. FRUSTRATION sets in pretty quick–at that point.
We have a system down when it comes to yard work. One of the boys starts edging, while another starts mowing. If there is trimming or weed pulling to be done we are all out helping to get that done.
Sometimes that requires a Popsicle break!!
If the pond needs cleaned that involves moving out rocks, power washing them, scrubbing the rocks that are to big to be moved, cleaning the filter and then getting everything back in place.
Sometimes we get so hot we have the attack of the water hose going on…
Even on the days that we are just edging, mowing and cleaning up–we want to get the job done quickly–after all it is ALWAYS HOT here in Florida.
We went looking for a new blower–it was time. The hubs was really “eye”ing the back pack blowers for a couple of different reasons beyond the hands free.
- We have a 7 year old that wants to help and having the back pack option would make it easier on him as well as everyone else.
- The big boys may look into doing some yard work for extra money and having the back pack would help them out.
We looked at several different stores and looked on line for as much info as we could find and decided on the Echo. There are several different Echo models and you just have to decide what is important for you. We love the accordion style hose–some have a stiff hose. Ours is so easy to move around without having to adjust your back to get in certain places.
We had a few things that we were keeping in mind. Our yard here is not very big but we plan on moving back to the Mid-West were you have bigger yards. We didn’t want to buy something that would only work for this yard when we know what the big plan is so we have purchased one that will work for the move as well.
The ECHO PB-265L backpack blower is ideal for homeowners who want the comfort of a backpack design for longer duration use. The 25.4 cc engine produces 355 CFM at 135 MPH, is certified to the highest durability rating by the E.P.A., and is low-noise certified. Its I-30 starter requires 30% less pulling effort and its Pro-fire electronic ignition makes sure the engine starts fast. The backpack design incorporates padded and adjustable shoulder straps and a padded backrest for greater comfort. A heavy-duty air filter protects the engine vital components from harmful dust. All ECHO backpack blowers are backed by a full 5 year consumer warranty and include engine oil and operator’s manual.
This was not just a good purchase –it was a GREAT purchase. Everyone can easily start it up and get the yard work done quickly.