In search of a good leaf blower for cleaning trailers

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  1. cdavis188

    cdavis188 Road Train Member

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    Title says it all. Getting tired of sweeping out 53 footers all the time.

    Any brand recommendations? Anything I should watch for or avoid? I have a Lowe's, Menards, and Ace Hardware near me.
     
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Some are quieter than others. You might compare specs, to see what's what.

    Still -- I recommend some sort of hearing protection while in use inside the trailer (I used ear plugs).

    When I was pulling boxes, I bought a blower with a rechargeable battery from Home Depot.

    It's been long enough since.....that the current models are likely quieter/more powerful/lighter/faster recharge times.

    At the paper mill I delivered to (or elewhere) -- I never failed a trailer inspection. :p

    The blower gets a large share of the credit for that.....:D

    -- L
     
  4. JoeyJunk

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    Whichever you go with make sure it fits where you want to keep it. Some of them are a bit bulky. I wanted a Dewalt since I already had batteries but had to go with Ryobi from Home Depot.
     
  5. Concorde

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    Milwaukee M-18 is what I have and it’s worth every penny I spent. It really blows. :)

    Got mine through the “Red Tool Store” online and it shipped really fast. Bought many items through them and they always impressed. Looks like prices went up a lot though.

    Make sure to get the package including charger and two batteries. They sell the tool only so don’t get fooled. The batteries are charger at super expensive if you buy separately.

    Home Depot carries them also.

    I had a cheap Home Depot Ryobi blower but it didn’t last and wasn’t that powerful.
     
  6. Concorde

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    cdavis188 and Sons Hero Thank this.
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    Luckily I’m hauling frac sand now so the blower sits on the shelf. I do admit it was weak when it wasn’t at full charge. But I didn’t have a lot of debris to move. It was more a professionalism thing. My trailer was always spotless.

    It didn’t work on this mess LOL
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  8. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

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    @Concorde nailed it. Buy the Milwaukee M18 blower. Always buy Milwaukee everything. Their stuff is the best in the business.
     
  9. Woobie

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    I have a Ryobi I used at Magnum, but I second the guys recommending the Milwaukee. I've not used their blower, but I've got several other M18 tools and they're all top notch.
     
  10. hope not dumb twucker

    hope not dumb twucker Road Train Member

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    Go with what ever you have batteries for already. I got a harbor freight Bauer brand. Works pretty good. Needs the bigger battery though. Just gotta keep the trailer clean and it’s only a minute or two and done.
     
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