The Shindaiwa brand has always been a popular choice for landscape maintenance professionals, known for their quality and exceptional performance. The new EB770 commercial backpack blower is the largest and most popular backpack blower in the Shindaiwa range.
The 63.3cc engine with an output of 3.05kW provides the power to produce an air volume of 1290m3/h and an air speed of 104.6m/sec. Air volume and air speed specs don’t really mean much to many, or myself for that matter. I just like to use the machine and see how it performs because you can’t have an impressive air speed number without impressive performance due to the design. Thankfully, the EB770 performed exceptionally – blasting away both wet and dry debris at a furious rate.
There are two nozzles supplied: a straight one that I preferred simply because it was easier to use, and a longer one with a curved tip, which I found a bit awkward to manoeuvre.
The backpack straps are well padded, adjustable and very comfortable when pulled taught. The unit has one of the best fitting, contoured and well-padded cushioning systems I have used on this type of machine. It contours well on the operator’s back and features a ventilation slot, which is a nice touch because it doesn’t take long for heat to build up your back causing sweating and therefore making blowing large areas an uncomfortable process.
A large 2-litre fuel tank combined with fuel consumption at maximum power of 1.87 litres per hour enables the operator to blow large areas without needing to stop to refuel.
The hand grip/trigger setup is comfortable to hold and adjustable, both its position on the tube and the angle of the hand grip, so a quick adjustment can be done to suit any user. A throttle lock on the top of the hand grip enables the operator to set the throttle speed at a constant level with their thumb without releasing grip on the handle.
A robust plastic cowl encasing the entire engine protects the unit well. It is tight fitting and well-shaped with nice lines making the blower quite compact for a machine of its capabilities and quite good looking as well.
The air filter is easily accessed without the need for tools, which makes inspection and routine maintenance a quick task.
Shindiawa’s EB770 is one of the most powerful blowers on the market. Combined with its excellent back padding, general comfort and ventilation, this machine is a commercial operators favourite.
Posted by Landscape Contractor Magazine on Monday, 9 September 2019
Operating the Shindaiwa EB770 Backpack Blower was a pleasure. It had ample power to cope with all types of debris, even when a build-up of blown leaves and sticks started a snowballing effect it just continued to blast it forward. It is one of the most productive backpack blowers I have used and is well suited to the commercial operator. This is due to both its capabilities and efficiency getting the large jobs done fast, which is what it is all about in a commercial application. A respectable two-year commercial warranty provides peace of mind for the purchaser.