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Review of the Echo PB-77H Backpack Blower

We’re going to do a review of this Echo PB-77H Backpack Blower. Now the first thing I can tell you about this blower, in my opinion. I’ve used it for quite a few hours, and is this thing is a beast. When I use this thing, I can actually feel the torque.  When I trottle it up, I can feel it shifting my body back.  So, if you guys are going to be using a machine like this, synch the padded straps tight.  Don't leave them loose hanging on and then throttle it all at once. Can you actually feel it?  Yeah. It pulls me back.  I've noticed that I have to have the straps tight, and when I throttle it up it pulls me back.  Which is not back, because when you're buying a blower, you want power. You've used this blower more than anybody else.  What are your thoughts?  Works good. Runs good. I mean, it has a lot of power.  In can clean out rock beds and grass and all that stuff. You've run this thing over and over again, day after day,...

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Case Skid Loader Review

At the same time that I was testing out a Case mini excavator, I was also testing out a new Case skid loader. This machine is built like a tank, but it is not flawless. I was absolutely blown away by the Case mini excavator, but with the Case skid loader, I was just very impressed. It still gets high remarks, but let me tell you a little bit about the good points about this Case skid loader. And then let me tell you where I think they could maybe make some improvements. One of the things that absolutely was amazing with this case loader was its responsiveness.

The Good

One of the things that absolutely was amazing with this Case loader was its responsiveness.  Now I used the hand control machine, but I prefer hand/foot controls. That's what I just grew up operating, but in this case, the hand controls were absolutely so responsive. So what do you think of it?  Really responsive. I noticed that.  The hand control machine like is great. It takes awhile to get used to....

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Case Heavy Equipment Review

Case Mini Excavator

I've run every single excavator brand that's ever been made, and I took on the challenge of doing a review on a Case mini excavator. And I'm going to tell you, it was my job to find a flaw in this machine. When I do an equipment review I don't want to just give you all fluff and not give me anything critical to take away from it, but I couldn't find a problem with this machine. I have literally never run a better excavator for size, weight, and power in my life. When I got into this machine, it was very intuitive. It was almost second nature. It was the way I like my controls laid out, but that isn't a critical element. You can always get used to the way a machine is laid out. The absolute most important factors are just two factors. You're pulling power on your bucket is one of them. But even more important to me than pulling power on the bucket, is track power. I would tell you that it is very easy to get yourself in trouble in an excavator. You over...

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Caterpillar, John Deere, Toro, Stihl, Whats the best equipment for Landscaping Excavating

I've been asked that question a few times, what’s the best brand for my company? And they are clear this caterpillar takes the cake what do you think of these guys.

Could the best brand be Terrex?

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That's why I called the experts from two different fields to have two different opinions.

Brad is like the Einstein of repairs, if he can't fix it, nobody can. that's the one I need. Guys are looking at getting into a brand you have a recommendation?

Not specifically, I won't be stuck on any one brand, they're all the same, they all run basically what some of preferences the availability of dealership are mechanics to work on them you're trying to balance what you guys are used to with how well the shop in the area will treat you.

I would recommend staying with something where the parts...

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Milwaukee Tools - Tortured, Tested and Pushed to the Limit

Milwaukee Tools - Behind the Scenes

Stan: I'm taking you behind the scenes today for the Milwaukee tools torture test. I got a chance to go to Milwaukee Wisconsin and tour the factory, and these guys literally tortured their tools. It's something that would make a grown man, laugh, smile, and cry all at the same time but maybe not necessarily in that order. Stan: I mean they had an absolute blast proving that their tools are professional grade; doing some very unprofessional things to them. We're talking about sling shooting tape measures into retaining walls. Speaker 1: For tape measures, it's all about durability. so for this tape, it is a competitor's tape. 25 ft and 25.99 inches. Speaker 1: Pretty intense as you can see, complete destruction on the tape. As you can see, the housing broke right at the top. Speaker 1: Next James, want to show them what happens with the Milwaukee? Speaker 1: Same test. Fully functional tape, doesn't break. That is...

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Best and Worst Lawn Mowers of the Season- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It's all about the lawn mowers today. We're going to talk about the best of the best and the ones to avoid like the plague with a little bit of a twist thrown in at the end. So let's get started.

Toro

A bit of a surprise today guys Toro makes it's one of the absolute best lawn mowers and one of the worst.  This Toro turf master is the absolute worst one. No matter how long I own it, I can't convince myself to like it. For a push mower, this thing is just way too heavy. It's overbuilt thus not allowing an operator to easily maneuver it. It is a commercial unit meaning it's meant to be heavy duty, but that doesn't mean it needs to be bulky and cumbersome. There is a lot of room for improvement on this machine. It's kind of like a little guy stuck in a fat suit. What?! The power that this machine generates just does not translate to the wheels and the wheels don't translate what power it does receive to the ground. Meaning the operator ends up doing all of the heavy lifting....

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Echo Chainsaw Review - Out with Stihl & Husqvarna, in with Echo

Took it all away. I went to a professional tree company and I removed all their Stihl and Husqvarna chainsaws for thirty days. Echo wants me to be a part of an advisory group that gives them feedback on how they can improve their equipment. I think they're going to get more than they bargained for. Today there are two parts to this video. In the first part, we get to meet up with Scott at a big tree removal project using a crane. In the second part of this video, we get to hook back up with Scott after he has used the chainsaws for thirty days. Let's see how this goes. Three, Two, One How long have you had this company? We started it 1993. Our main chainsaws are all Stihls. You also have to have a loader and Bobocat or we use a swinger. Otherwise, you're just spinning your wheels. So why did the roll the blade like that? It's loaded up with saw dust it is cutting so fast so that the sawdust gets built up underneath the chain there. So you charge how much? Six to six fifty an...

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Behind the Scenes Milwaukee Tools New Concrete, Power, Sawzall Blades Construction

You know those red and white tools that have been around since the 1920's? The ones your grandpa used to use? Some of you were commenting that they're now made in China. Let's get to the bottom of this by starting from the top. but I want to meet Steve he's the head of Milwaukee. Three, two, one Every year Milwaukee Tools throws an event to tour the factory and ask questions. Anything you want to know about Milwaukee tools. Here we have the torch with carbide teeth. We're going to be going through this A thirty six structural steel versus Oxyacetylene torch going over 5000 degrees. (counting: 1,2,3,4,5...17,18,19,20) Now it's rumored that the president of Milwaukee tools personally attends this event along with T.V. show hosts, writers, YouTubers and Instagramers.  Let's see how this goes. This is crazy. There are so many tools. There are so many cool people. I learned that there's an entire division of Milwaukee tools designed specifically to improve their saw blades. I am...

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Review of Terex PT-50 Skidsteer

The Terex PT-50 is a pile of $#!^ dressed up to look like a skid loader. From its engineering to its power and performance, this thing is the redheaded stepchild of skid loaders. Wow, why don't you tell us how you really feel? As someone that owned and operated one, I'm going to share with you everything that I have learned for the three months I was stuck owning one. Today I'm going to cover the engineering, power performance of a Terex PT-50 so that you guys can make the right purchasing decision.

What was I thinking?

The story goes: I just needed a new track Skid Loader to get through a few projects I had coming up. I've owned and operated many Bobcat, John Deere's and New Holland, but I wanted a new toy to play with. What a fun experiment to try out a new Terex PT-50. It turned out it wasn't that fun, and that's where it all went downhill. The Terex PT-50 is meant to be a mid-size tracked skid loader but that's where the comparison to other skilled loaders ends.  So the...

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Case Excavator, Bulldozer, Tractor review

New Equipment

So you are looking at buying a piece of equipment. Well, there's three generalizations that you should examine before making any purchase decision and this will cover everything from lawn mowers, to bale loader, to skid loader, to excavators. The first is power in productivity. When you purchase that machine, is it actually going to deliver what you expect it to? Number two is quality. When you purchase that machine, is it going to continue to deliver results long after it's paid off? That’s when the machine gets profitable. Number three is so absolutely important, that it is broken into two separate subcategories. That's serviceability; how well can you dig into the machine and maintain it, and then if you do have a breakdown what is the local shop like that you have to bring it into. That is a key factor in making a purchase decision. I'm going to be using CASE equipment as my guinea pig today and we're going to see how they hold up to these three important...

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