Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: North Dallas area and UP of MI, average snowfall 202"
Honda $450....Predator $99 ...let me think about it......Hmmmm...I've been using Hondas ...and Chinese Hondas...on my Cranberry farm since 1998.....I don't see a difference between them in quality or longevity. I have Chondras I've been beating the piss out of...for 20 years...never a failure....and guess what....blowers work great at over 3600 RPM...if you weren't running a Tec.....you would know. FWIW....My ST824 with a 15 year old WEN (the first generation Chondra that HF sold at the turn of the century) has more power and reliability then the Tec it replaced.....you want a rush???? turn up the RPM's on your blower and see how far you can throw the white stuff...oh wait...you have a Tec.....never mind......
No, I wouldn't "know", in that I rarely run full throttle anyhow . . . unless I want to bury my neighbors drive (and frankly, even were it not there, I still wouldn't have a need . . . more RPM typically results in more blown back in my face . . .). To each thier own . . . I will *NOT* support criminal enterprise no matter how cheap . . . Oh, and thee nasty little detail that no Predator I have found is rated for more than about 3600 RPM, and that the only one for $99 is 3 HP . . . . an 8 HP is $239 . . . . Not to mention no mention of any availability of electric start . . . And parts availability? Who knows . . . but Chinese products have historically been pretty bad in that regard . . .
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Not to mention that even of it works at higher RPM, how much more stress are you putting on the blower? No thanks, I'll pass on that as well . . . . this isn't "Tool Time", and "More Power" is not magically better . . .
Oh, and you can't see crap metallurgy and/or materials . . .
Last edited by tadawson; 01-21-2018 at 09:10 PM.