How to Use and Maintain a Gas Leaf Blower

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Outdoor power equipment expert and ECHO Incorporated representative Dan Rosenberger describes the proper techniques in using and maintaining a gas powered leaf blower.

    Dan Rosenberger: Hi! My name is Dan Rosenberger, manufacturer's rep with ECHO Incorporated and welcome to the series on using and maintaining a Gas 2 Cycle Blower.

    In this video we're going to covering how to start your Gas 2 Cycle Blower from a cold start and a warm start. Next we want to talk about the safety consideration you want to use while operating your blower. Next we want to talk about operational concerns, proper running of the equipment and storage. In order to get started you need very little tools. You're going to need leather gloves for operation, eye protection, and hearing protection. Before you get started you're going to want to pick the right blower. There are many blowers on the market but today we've got a handheld blower and a backpack blower both with their different applications. Both blowers are 2-stroke engine oils, gas-powered. They are going to take a 50 to 1 gas mixture. Like power equipment you want thoroughly read the owner's manual before operation. You want to make sure to have your gloves, your eye protection and your hearing protection before you get started. Before we begin, let me tell you little bit about ECHO Incorporated. We are leading outdoor power equipment manufacturers that's been in the business for more than 30 years. We sell products to a wide range of people from discerned homeowners all the way up to professional landscapers. Let's get started by reviewing all the safety equipment you're going to need for running your gas engine blower.