Walk behind leaf blowers are for people who have large amounts of land that they need to clear. They are particularly useful for people who live in wooded areas where leaves and other debris tend to build up quite quickly. Moving leaves in these circumstances can become more of a full time job. This is where a good walk behind leaf blower comes into its own. You have to spend quite a lot of money on one of these mega machines so you need to get a good one.
The Merry Mac has a 10 Horse Power Briggs & Stratton Intek Over head valve engine which delivers a huge amount of power. The engine moves a poly impeller which generates an air flow volume of 2000 cubic feet per minute. All of this air is moving at 200 miles per hour. This means that that leaves and debris are moved easily and then kept moving. It doesn’t matter whether the leaves are wet or dry this machine will move them all the same. It has easily been able to deal with a build up of leaves of up to ten inches deep. With this much power it will move just about everything so some care is needed where there are stones or loose areas of ground. It has been described as blowing like there is no tomorrow!
You have to be able to blow leaves is a particular direction to do a good job and to this end the Merry Mac has a handle that you can just kick to deflect the air in any way that you like. The leaves can be blown into piles and then removed or simply blown to the edges of your yard where they will be out of the way.
The wheels on walk behind machines are essential. The engines are heavy, so it is important that the wheels work well. The Merry Mac has nine inch pneumatic front locking swivel wheels that have 2 height adjustments to cope with rough areas of ground. Twelve inch pneumatic wheels are fitted to the rear. Extra stability is given by the cushioned anti vibration axle gussets. These machines are easily pushed like a lawn mower. However, you can buy an attachment that allows you to pull the blower with a lawn tractor. This them makes for even easier work.
If you are looking for a sturdy, get on with it, no grumbling walk behind leaf blower with considerable power then the mighty Merry Mac could be the one for you. These machines are a big investment so you should think carefully about the kind of features that you want. With this blower you will save both your time and effort.