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corbind 12-17-2012 10:44 PM

Electric Leaf Blower (for clearing rain puddles)
 
Do any of you use a cordless leaf blower to clear puddles and wet spots from the courts? In theory it seems like a good idea so I'm contemplating buying one. Yet hoping to get some feedback here to find out
  • Do you use a cordless leaf blower?
  • If so provide us with some details (which model, price, how long had, how well working)

A few times this year it's rained over night and I've had to spend significant time clearing the puddles from the courts. I used to use just towels and old clothes from my trunk then bought a 24" squeegee yet even that's tedious work.

Chotobaka 12-18-2012 05:38 AM

A friend of mine recently bought one of these -- works very well from what I have seen. It is fairly large, but rides on the bottom shelf of his cart.

coachrick 12-18-2012 06:51 AM

A cordless electric will go through a few charges(batteries) before it could do significant damage to water on the court. A corded unit would be stronger and more effective, but dealing with the cord is a pain. Gas would be the most effective, but carries its own problems(might not even be allowed in some areas).

Having said all that, I've owned Black and Decker 18v cordless blowers for years and it wouldn't hurt to have one+ handy. They are readily available, batteries easy to find and other tools can operate off the same power source. Just don't expect TOO much :) . Shop for a lower price, perhaps a free extra battery(from Lowe's on occasion)...
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-N.../dp/B0001Q2EMK

I've seen a half-dozen blowers in use on ONE court and it still takes a while to have any real effect.

A rolling leaf blower(gas) would be the most effective in moving air across the court surface, but that's an entirely different kettle o' fish ;) . http://littlewonder.com/lw-blowers.asp

3fees 12-18-2012 07:47 AM

The gas models with a back pack are best.


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