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I have not seen a Gardener in the last 10 years use one of these , all use backpack blowers.
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I have not seen a Gardener in the last 10 years use one of these , all use backpack blowers.
These are the best for large yards!!
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I actually see people use these very often, but always in conjunction with someone else using a backpack blower.
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yeah, my neighbor has one. I go around the edges with my backpack and he does the open areas. Huge time saver, we can do both yards in less than the time it took to do just mine.
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yeah, my neighbor has one. I go around the edges with my backpack and he does the open areas. Huge time saver, we can do both yards in less than the time it took to do just mine.
this specific model?

curious because this model is pretty weak for a walk behind, moves a little more air but at much slower speeds than top backpacks.

been looking at little wonder/billy goat blowers and the price seems good on this, just not sure on the performance.
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Air speed is irrelevant. The number to know is the CFM.
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Ha! The KC Fire Dept uses these to air out houses after they're done putting out fires. Didnt know it was a leaf blower.
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never heard of a beast tree ;-)
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Air speed is irrelevant. The number to know is the CFM.
Not completely true. You can get massive CFM with little to no speed by having a large opening and you won't be able to move many leaves. Opposite, you can get high speed low CFM by having a small opening.

So. Thrust = exit mass flow rate x exit velocity. (Just use the correct units, change CFM to lb/hr) or you can just compare in ratios
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These do work much better than backpacks. Cut down the time it takes to do my yard as I can push all the leaves all the way to the woods rather than having to make a pile with backpack blower and then stake down a tarp, blow leaves onto tarp, drag to woods and repeat.

The better ones have better wheels but they can cost much more. I installed pneumatic tires on the back and may do the same from the front but will have to do some modifications.

The specs on this are similar to the one I bought so it does move some air. This one has a much bigger motor (212cc vs 163cc) and does move 50CFM more air all at 5mph more which is even better.

I do want to attach adjustable flappers above and below the outlet which can be pointed up or down via a lever so that I can blow leaves up or down a hill.

At $300 for walk behind blower is definitely worth it. $335...probably not going to find one for less these days.
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Not completely true. You can get massive CFM with little to no speed by having a large opening and you won't be able to move many leaves. Opposite, you can get high speed low CFM by having a small opening.

So. Thrust = exit mass flow rate x exit velocity. (Just use the correct units, change CFM to lb/hr) or you can just compare in ratios
The correct unit is CFM as used in the industry. As both CFM and Speed (outlet speed in mph) are used in conjunction to understand power of the unit.
Your statement doesn't make sense. You can't get massive CFM by having a large opening nor low CFM by having a smaller opening.
The unit's power is rated by CFM. It is the amount of air the motor&fan can drive. That number doesn't change unless you change the motor's speed. The outlet speed (mph) varies in the size opening of the outlet.
So, higher CFM means more power. Higher mph doesn't equate to high power. It just means the size of the outlet is smaller than the amount of air the fan is driving.
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Air speed is irrelevant. The number to know is the CFM.
You need both but yes, CFM is the key factor in rating the power of the unit.
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The correct unit is CFM as used in the industry. As both CFM and Speed (outlet speed in mph) are used in conjunction to understand power of the unit.
Your statement doesn't make sense. You can't get massive CFM by having a large opening nor low CFM by having a smaller opening.
The unit's power is rated by CFM. It is the amount of air the motor&fan can drive. That number doesn't change unless you change the motor's speed. The outlet speed (mph) varies in the size opening of the outlet.
So, higher CFM means more power. Higher mph doesn't equate to high power. It just means the size of the outlet is smaller than the amount of air the fan is driving.
You very much just contradicted yourself. Please look at the general equation of thrust ( exactly how we quantify how well a blower performs. We calculate the mass flow rate and speed by measuring the amount of force at the outlet of a blower and the orifice size )

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12...rsteq.html
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