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vanguard
02-05-2006, 07:25 PM
Hey guy's right now I've got a Redmax EB4401 and want to upgrade. Ive had in the bast a Stihl 400 and the small Redmax seems to have about the same power. I'm wondering if the 8000 is worth the extra $60 and the extra weight? The one thing I don't like with the Redmax is the static shock, even through the gloves. Will my socks be blown off with either the 7001 or the 8000 after using the 4401 for a while?? Thanks for the feedback :waving:


Also, I'm sold on Redmax so Please, no other suggestion on other brands! :nono:

MudslinginFX4
02-05-2006, 07:34 PM
You will love either one! I have both and actually perfer the 7000 better. My employess though seem to like the 8000's. Both are great units besides a couple of flaws with the on off switches and choke levers.

parttimer
02-05-2006, 08:08 PM
The 7001 is all i want on my back,i have no need for the extra weight or power.Just my 2cents :alien:

J&R Landscaping
02-05-2006, 08:17 PM
The 7001 is a great machine! I have demoed them and can't wait to get 1!! :drinkup: But for now my 6200 will suffice..............

mkwl
02-05-2006, 08:27 PM
I got my Red Max EB7001 last fall, and I LOVE it!!! It isn't too heavy, and has tons of power! The difference in power between my new EB7001 and my Stihl BR320 is like night and day! I would very highly recommend a EB7001!!! :waving: :cool:

Jpocket
02-05-2006, 08:53 PM
I have a 7001, and it is awsome, makes my 4400's feel like hand blowers. Since you already have a 4401 I'd just go for the 8000.

Grass Cake
02-05-2006, 08:56 PM
I have a Stihl br400,Redmax 7000.Redmax 8000

The stihl is like wearing a jacket

The 7000 gets heavy after a 30 min. run

The 8000 gets heavy after 15 mins.

Unless your blowing tons of leaves.....Save your $60 and
go 7001.It will blow anything in your path that's not tied down. Almost :)


Grass Cake

NEUSWEDE
02-05-2006, 09:32 PM
I like the 7001 for everyday use and 8000 for leaves espically wet leaves!

amar
02-05-2006, 09:43 PM
I have two 7001 one 6200 one 7000.

Unless you do clean-ups pricing by the job the 8000 to me would be a waste of gas

dcondon
02-05-2006, 10:11 PM
ebz8000 all the way!!!!:)

vanguard
02-05-2006, 10:19 PM
Great! My score card says,

EB7001- 7 votes
EB8000- 2 votes

ed2hess
02-05-2006, 11:04 PM
We have been there with the big units and no more you can hurt your back with units that weigh 25# and more. Get the smaller units they are plenty productive. When you get to the point you need REAL power get a Billy Goat WB with 13HP Honda. We have two Echo PB650 units sitting on the trailers because they cost a lot to run, to repair, and they are too heavy!!

vanguard
02-06-2006, 11:31 AM
Anyone out there use the Right hand throttle version???
If so, Do you like it or dose it get real heavy after awhile???

gslawncare
02-06-2006, 03:57 PM
I love my 8000. It uses a lot of gas but it can literally blow my other bp's around. big time power and what's work without a little sweat. Loud as hell but I don't think I'll ever buy a different blower again.

gslawncare
02-06-2006, 04:00 PM
that's about the only thing I wish my 8000 had. I have the left hip throttle and it doesn't seem normal to me. BUT, my other backpack has the tube throttle and sometimes the off switch wire would get disconnected amongst bushes etc.
luckily it has a disconnect right where they planned all the stress.

LawnBoy89
02-06-2006, 06:30 PM
I bought one of each this summer. I bought the 7001 first and I was ver impressed with it...even ran it over with my trailer and its still great. I bought the 8000 during the fall so one of my friends could help me out without using a small hand held blower and honestly....I like the 7001 alot more. It may be because the 8000 probably isn't even broken in yet but whatever the case may be I really prefer the 7001..its alot lighter and I really think that the way the power is directed it is better. For big piles of leaves I think the 8000 might be better but if I was using it all around I would take the 7001 no doubt.

Oh yea...and the 7001 sounds more like a blower...my 8000 sounds like a dirtbike...

65hoss
02-06-2006, 06:44 PM
Have a Stihl BR400 since 2000. Bought my first 7000 in 2001. Bought first 7001 in 2002 and bought the first 8000 in 2004. We use the 7001's during grass season. Quick to get on and off. Power is awesome. The 8000 is added to the arsenal during leaf season. When you have a lot of leaves and/or wet, it can't be beat. While I love the 8000's, if I was only going to have one blower, it would be the 7001. If I was going to plan on big leaf seasons...I would add the 8000 without any hesistation.

lawnrangeralaska
02-06-2006, 07:12 PM
The only thing i wish my 8000 had was electric start after a while it gets heavy taking it off and putting it back on doing 15 lawns a day i get sore. But the power is awesome. Also its pretty insane to do 360's with it on wide open throttle.

lawnmaniac883
02-06-2006, 07:20 PM
The only thing i wish my 8000 had was electric start after a while it gets heavy taking it off and putting it back on doing 15 lawns a day i get sore. But the power is awesome. Also its pretty insane to do 360's with it on wide open throttle.


LOL, I was wondering if I was the only one that had tried the 360's with my redmax :blob4: Anyway, I have not run the 7001, but own an 8000. I run it for everyday residential lawns and the power simply cannot be beat. Personally, I dont notice the extra 5lbs on my back, this unit always has started within 3 pulls when cold, 1 pull when warm. Excellent machine but loves its gas :drinkup:

Likestomow
02-06-2006, 07:50 PM
I bought my first EB-6200 in 2000 and the thing is still going strong. Since then, and over the years I've bought 5 more EB-6200's. They are as strong as the EB-7001's - you won't notice any difference.

I suggest that you shop on eBay for either a good EB-6200 or a Shindiaw EB-630. Save y'er dough. You might even be able to buy two for the price of a new one.

The Curious Porpoise
02-07-2006, 06:17 AM
i own the 8000, and have never tried the 7001. the 8000 does get a bit heavy after using it for a long time, and yes it does like it's gas. however, i don't regret my purchase at all-the amount of air that comes from this blower is absolutely unbelievable. so my advice is that if u want a "do-all" blower (used for both leaf clean-ups, and blowing off grass after mowing), then get the 8000. if u're just using it for blowing off grass, then i'm sure the 7001 would work great. if u have the money, then buy both.

my feelings about the subject of power is "it's better to have it, and not need it, than to need it, and not have it".

lawnboy dan
02-07-2006, 03:17 PM
the 8000 is just unbeleivable in power and the amount of air it puts out. its over kill for most jobs i have found and i end up using my trusty sthil br400 most times

vanguard
02-07-2006, 08:00 PM
Still wanting to hear from you guys with the right hand throttle units though :confused:

mkwl
02-07-2006, 10:02 PM
I was originally going to get the 7001 with the right hand throttle, but the mechanic at my dealer told me that the right hand throttle can be troublesome, and are subject to failure much more so than with the left handed throttle. I got my EB7001 with the left handed throttle, and couldn't be happier!!!:)

amar
02-07-2006, 10:14 PM
What is right hand throttle? Is it the throttle on the tube. The trigger style? If so they do suck. Ive had two. The cables brake more often because guys are always off/on the throttle. This may be a good thing though. Every time you throttle down your saving gas.

The Curious Porpoise
02-08-2006, 12:39 AM
I was originally going to get the 7001 with the right hand throttle, but the mechanic at my dealer told me that the right hand throttle can be troublesome, and are subject to failure much more so than with the left handed throttle. I got my EB7001 with the left handed throttle, and couldn't be happier!!!:)

same here.

The Curious Porpoise
02-08-2006, 12:40 AM
I was originally going to get the 7001 with the right hand throttle, but the mechanic at my dealer told me that the right hand throttle can be troublesome, and are subject to failure much more so than with the left handed throttle. I got my EB7001 with the left handed throttle, and couldn't be happier!!!:)

same exact thing that happened to me, except in my case it was w/ the 8000

lawnrangeralaska
02-08-2006, 06:25 PM
This blower is rated for like a hour an 10 minutes wide open throttle on one tank of gas. Thats not bad at all. And you get even higher air per hour then the 7001's because you only need 40- 50 percent throttle with the 8000's to do the same jobs. You look like a fool to open it up just to blow a lil grass down a driveway. If so you dont use your gas very well. You need to match the air speed to the jobs and this will keep you in the field longer between jobs.

lawnboy dan
02-08-2006, 08:59 PM
i have the right hand throttle and so far no problems.

lawnmaniac883
02-08-2006, 09:02 PM
Right hand throttle here as well, would have it no other way. lawnboy dan, how do you get the stihl started, lol. I worked for a guy that had one of those, that is the most tempermental blower. If ya dont get it within 3 pulls, it is flooded and ya try over after 5 minutes.