Labor is one of the biggest costs for grounds keeping and landscaping businesses, so it makes sense to use tools that cut job times as much as possible. With Little Wonder’s Optimax walk-behind blowers, you can do just that. These rolling four stroke leaf blowers offer several times the power of backpack blowers, allowing one person to do work that would normally require several people. Thanks to some clever engineering, this blower also cuts down on the circumstances where you’d need someone with a smaller blower do cleanup.
Solving One of the Most Annoying Problems with Walk-Behind Blowers
Walk-behind blowers have loads of power, which is great when they’re set up correctly. However, if you aim the wrong way or get the distance wrong on a pass, you can ruin your work. Little Wonder solved this problem by making a deflector that creates two streams of air. The high velocity stream aims across the ground, peeling back heavy, wet leaves. Above this, there’s a low velocity air stream that pushes leaves with minimal blowback. This lets you loosen leaves from the ground and move leaf piles at the same time. The chute is controlled remotely from the operator’s handle, letting you alter the height of these two streams.
The Optimax has a flat-sided impeller chamber that ends in a square discharge chute. This chute is low to the ground, increasing surface force by up to 38% compared to competing blowers.
Moving this blower around is no problem at all, thanks to support from three large pneumatic tires. When the work is done, the Optimax is easy to load onto a trailer thanks to its built-in transport bracket.
Little Wonder offers the Optimax walk-behind blower with a choice of engines. Air volume and velocity varies, depending on the engine.
Honda GC160: 1,397 CFM, 153 MPH
Honda GX270: 2,260 CFM, 143 MPH
Honda GX 390: 2,530 CFM, 160 MPH
Kohler Command Pro CH395: 2,260 CFM, 143 MPH
Vanguard 570cc V-Twin: 2,850 CFM, 179 MPH
Self-Propelled blowers are available with the GX270, GX390 and Vanguard engines. Air output is the same as push models. These blowers have a CVT transaxle that can propel the blower to a speed of 4.1 MPH going forward, and 2.5 MPH in reverse. This transaxle has an integrated parking brake. A separate parking brake can be added to push blowers.
Little Wonder offers an optional swivel wheel kit that replaces the fixed front wheel for better turning. If you want to cut down on maintenance, you can swap out the front tire with a solid rubber unit that won’t go flat.
Want to carry a rake with you to pull out leaves in tight quarters? You can add a tool holder to your blower.
Honda, Kohler and Vanguard guarantee their engines for three years of commercial use. Little Wonder covers the rest of the Optimax blower with a 5 year warranty.
Get the Support You Need for Your Professional Equipment
Shank’s Lawn Equipment has spent almost four decades helping their customers find and maintain their outdoor equipment. We’re not just a Little Wonder dealer. We also service and offer parts for everything we sell. If you’re looking for more effective ways to handle lawn care, or you need help with your current equipment, visit us at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. You can also order OEM parts for the brands we carry at our website, www.shankslawn.com. We ship across the USA and Canada.