I'm in need of a new backpack blower, previously we've made do with a bottom of the range McCullough backpack blower which was bought on a small budget when I first started up. It's now gone way past the time to upgrade it but I'll be the first to admit I'm not mechanically minded at all so for all the staring at specs and reading previous posts on here I'm still not sure.
I've been looking mainly at
Stihl 450 ( I know someone on here was a big fan of theirs compared to the 600 but would obviously appreciate any other views)
I don't really need something as powerful the stihl 800 or the larger echos etc as I only have a couple of large sized properties / acerages it would be used at weekly, but reliability wise for someone whose not the best with tinkering around with things if they go wrong I'd love any recommendations for these or other alternatives anyone else uses!