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wacamaster
05-23-2005, 01:24 PM
Anybody have 1? How does it compare to the 7001's? I wanted to buy one bad but ended up getting a couple 7001's because the sales guy said the 8000's could get real heavy if you workin with em all day. I know I prolly should have got the 8000 cuz it seems the sales guys never know what they're talking about anyway.

Mower For Less
05-23-2005, 01:42 PM
They told me the 7000's (7001's) would get heavy wearing them all day too when I bought them 2-3 years ago. I guess its all relative.

Kevin

LCME
05-23-2005, 01:59 PM
sales guys never know what they're talking about anyway.
agree with what he said. not all the time but most of the time.

chuckers
05-23-2005, 02:33 PM
We have 2 one is less then 1 tank old and the other is from last fall it is a great blower. It has hip throt I paid 502 for it.

Tider6972
05-23-2005, 02:54 PM
I've got the 8000, tried 'em both at the dealer's before I bought blowing 8-12" wet trimmer clippings from his sidewalk. The 8000 is clearly more powerful, and according to Redmax and some who own both more fuel efficient. It is 5 lbs heavier, but the weight is well distributed and it has a waist band/support which surprised me with it's effectiveness. Unless you wear it for long periods, I don't think the weight is really an issue. Using it for an hour or more at a time the weight would likely become important, but remember that if you've got that big a job the 8000 will help you to finish faster.

Be happy with the 7001 since you've got it, they are proven and great blowers !

RobH
05-23-2005, 03:19 PM
I bought a 7001 this year and absolutely love it. I'm sure the 8000 is even more amazing.

One thing I have noticed is that the 7001 does use a lot of gas, so I'm figuring that the 8000 probably uses even more gas. I can't see how it being bigger that it can be more fuel efficient.

The C Man
05-23-2005, 03:40 PM
The 7001 does use a lot of gas, so I'm figuring that the 8000 probably uses even more gas. I can't see how it being bigger that it can be more fuel efficient.
The 8000 uses their Strato-Charged engine.

ztoro
05-23-2005, 03:41 PM
I bought a 7001 this year and absolutely love it. I'm sure the 8000 is even more amazing.

One thing I have noticed is that the 7001 does use a lot of gas, so I'm figuring that the 8000 probably uses even more gas. I can't see how it being bigger that it can be more fuel efficient.


I get about 60 min, sometimes 75 minutes per tank....

Tider6972
05-23-2005, 03:54 PM
Yep, The C Man said it, the 8000 uses the new tech Strato Charged engine, and they are outstanding engines!

mastercare
05-23-2005, 04:52 PM
Just last week I bought a Redmax 8000 and love it. I did the old test, and blew a brick along my driveway....the thing is a hog! It's a great machine and I can't wait until leaf season to see the difference.

I've used the 7000 also, and both blowers have excellent power. The 8000 is a bit heavier, but at full throttle, the machine is moving so much air it actually "lifts" itself up on your back a little bit and relieves some weight! Both work great...don't think you could go wrong either way.......

Formerly a big Stihl fan.....when they screwed with their new emissions/exhaust systems...they sacrificied some power in exchange for extra weight..... Redmax from now on.

RobH
05-23-2005, 05:40 PM
Can anybody give me some background on this strato-charged engine? What are they all about?

I think they offer these engines on their weedeater's as well.

MudslinginFX4
05-23-2005, 07:08 PM
I've got both blowers. My guys fight over which one can use the 7001. I wish I would have never bought the 8000. In my opinion it is too big and bulky and is overkill. It's also too much to use on the day to day basis. My next blower will be another 7001 soon! I will prob. sit the 8000 until leaf season.

The C Man
05-23-2005, 07:46 PM
Can anybody give me some background on this strato-charged engine?
http://www.redmax.com/technology.aspx
I think they offer these engines on their weedeater's as well.
http://www.redmax.com/productcart/pc/viewCat_h.asp?idCategory=4

drmiller100
05-23-2005, 11:16 PM
however long a tank of gas lasts, by the time the tank is empty, i'm ready for a break.

Lawn Wolf
05-24-2005, 12:04 AM
I got the 8000 for $439 drive out, for the same price as the 7001 . So why not ... :blob3:

daveyo
05-24-2005, 12:14 AM
I just purchased the EBZ8000 two days ago. I broke it in for the first two tankfulls, in other words I didn't run it full throttle that much at all. I thought the weight was going to be an issue but I quickly adjusted to it. I can tell you it is a beast! I can blow clipping off a 2000sq' driveway without moving. It blows leaves (wet or dry),sticks and anything else I need it too. just for kicks I broke out my long board (skate board) and strapped on the 8000 and along I went no problem and pretty fast, me and the 16 year old on the block got real kick out of that one. The dealer told me it has the same cfm's as the little wonder I paid $549 out the door, it seems people on this site are getting them a little cheaper but i do live in S. Jersey.

O'Donnell Landscaping
Galloway, NJ

jackflash
05-24-2005, 11:08 PM
i traded my 7001 in for the 8000 just for the lower pollution emissions of the stratocharged engine in the 8000. definitely more powerful, but the extra weight bothers me pretty quickly. you would have to be one very strong hulk to wear an 8000 on your back all day.

LawnMower
05-25-2005, 12:02 AM
I bought the 8000 from Land Scape supply on this site. The bill came to $480 shipped. I like the machine a lot and everything thats been said about them is true. They have the power of a jet engine. At full throttle it dose get lighter. You notice it more when you back the throttle down.

Iv always been a Stihl man and still am. The only reason I bought the 8000 is because of the massive wind it throws. Other then that I think the Stihls are a better thought out and engineered machine. On the 8000 every thing on the engine is out in the open. The gas lines are out in the open and can get caught on something very easily. The engine cut off wires that run to the handle are out in the open and look like after thoughts. The carb is out in the open.

On the Stihl every thing is enclosed and theres nothing to get hung up. The STihls are rounded off so its easer to back up close to something with out damaging things. If you back up close to something with the 8000, your going to damage something and its probably going to be something on the blower. I backed up close to a branch by mistake the other day and it effected the throttle.

I guess I'm saying that I wish Stihl had a bad boy back pack blower like the Red Max.

lawncare3
05-25-2005, 01:39 AM
I got one last fall it BLOWS AWAY THE STIHL. I will be adding another 8000 this fall. :)

lawncare3
05-25-2005, 01:42 AM
Another note the 8000 was only $10 difference so I got it for $494 after taxes and this thing really BLOWS. :D

hustlerdealer
05-25-2005, 10:39 PM
i have sold stihl, echo, shindiawa, husqvarna, and redmax. as a dealer and lawn maint. operator, i have found that the ebz-8000 is by far the most powerful and fuel efficient back pack that is on the market at this time. there will always be bigger and better equipment. the 8000 is the leader for the moment. payup

PR Fect
05-25-2005, 10:47 PM
I've got both blowers. My guys fight over which one can use the 7001. I wish I would have never bought the 8000. In my opinion it is too big and bulky and is overkill. It's also too much to use on the day to day basis. My next blower will be another 7001 soon! I will prob. sit the 8000 until leaf season.
Same here. 8000 went back after about 10 hrs use. We now have two 7001's. The 8000 is too much of what was a good thing! Heavy, less power. It did use less gas than the 7001, but thats all. PR

Fareway Lawncare
05-25-2005, 11:00 PM
8000 Puts out a Heck of Alot More Air than the 7001's....I Found that Out in Spades Moving Heavy Wet Leaves Last Fall...Major Difference.

The 7001 Would be a Better Choice for Girls as it is Lighter.

PR Fect
05-25-2005, 11:40 PM
8000 Puts out a Heck of Alot More Air than the 7001's....I Found that Out in Spades Moving Heavy Wet Leaves Last Fall...Major Difference.

The 7001 Would be a Better Choice for Girls as it is Lighter.


:p Now hang on there just a minute....if anyone knows anything about blowing stuff, it's girls.
Female business partner here...
I don't mind the extra 5 lbs. on the 8000, and I don't mind lifting it off the top rack of the truck either. The weight isn't an issue for me and I only weigh 110 lbs. The issue, for me, is the poor performance that I've experienced with the unit. The 7001 is simply the better of the two IMHO.
Besides, if you know how to blow right, do you really need more of a good thing? :blush:

LawnMower
05-25-2005, 11:45 PM
I just wish Stihl would put out a bad boy blower.

Lawn Wolf
05-26-2005, 12:05 AM
I just got mine today. It has lots of power don't kid yourself. The weight was not an issue. In the military you had to put on full fatigue with a 50 lb. backpack and walk , sometimes run for 20 miles. 25 to 26 lbs. is not bad in comparison once you get use to it.