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RI Wayne
03-06-2006, 12:25 PM
Seeing ads for this new backpack blower; 79.7 cc, 224 mph and 762 cfm at the nozzle. Anyone try one yet? Should I trade in my Redmax EB8000?

TURF DOCTOR
03-06-2006, 12:53 PM
NOT,we ran 1 at the local shin dealer seems okay we did not run it at grass clippings my opinion it will not hold with the redmax.

BMFD92
03-06-2006, 01:55 PM
I demoed the 8510 and redmax 8000 and I bought the redmax 8000

Richard Martin
03-06-2006, 02:18 PM
Seeing ads for this new backpack blower; 79.7 cc, 224 mph and 762 cfm at the nozzle. Anyone try one yet? Should I trade in my Redmax EB8000?

I have tried the new Shindy side by side with the Stihl BR600 and I think the Stihl blew it away. Both were brand new blowers that the manufacturers reps provided at a show held recently.

I haven't tried the Shindy with the smaller nozzle but I wonder what effect that has on blowing leaves.

Also all other brands of blowers would also blow at at increased MPH if they use a smaller nozzle like Shindy's optional 65mm piece.

Look up Bernoulli Principal on the Internet for an explanation. It basically says that the smaller the tube the faster a fluid (or gas) will move through the tube at a give CFM.

Killswitch
03-06-2006, 02:22 PM
Better yet. Look up the Killswitch principle. It says: The blowers you have now are just fine!

TURF DOCTOR
03-06-2006, 03:32 PM
4 stroke correct,i am not into 4 stroke as long as someone makes a rockin 2 stroke it's mine.

luckylawnboy
03-06-2006, 03:58 PM
I ran it beside the EB 630 and felt the 630 blew it away. I love the EB 630RT's

Fox Landscape Services
03-06-2006, 04:45 PM
I just bought one. Much stronger than the Sthil or older backpacks from Shindaiwa. I would recommend it highly.:headphones:

TURF DOCTOR
03-06-2006, 07:15 PM
If you like shin then you will love redmax,they sell there moters to shin.

newz7151
03-06-2006, 07:22 PM
If you like shin then you will love redmax,they sell there moters to shin.

Nope, sorry, the Shindaiwa EB8510 uses a Shindaiwa designed engine. The 630 did have the Zenoah though.

TURF DOCTOR
03-06-2006, 07:35 PM
Well of course redmax is on top of epa standards.

WildLake
03-06-2006, 07:44 PM
Should I trade in my Redmax EB8000?


Do you guys really trade in blowers, or trimmers, ect?

TURF DOCTOR
03-06-2006, 07:53 PM
Your best is to trade trimmers in new 1 or 2 seasons we eat 100 bucks on these on back pack blowers we run till they die of all the ope blowers give us the least amount of trouble.

WildLake
03-06-2006, 07:56 PM
So you trade in a 2 year old trimmer and get a new one for $100?

turf dog
03-06-2006, 09:51 PM
No problems here with the new Shindiawa. It has plenty of power. At a trade show I saw a demo of the shinny and the stihl go head to head pushing a colt 45 40oz empty bottle up a hill. And we all know how scientific the colt 40oz bottle test is.

Jeds_Lawn_Care
04-30-2006, 11:19 PM
If you like shin then you will love redmax,they sell there moters to shin.

Are you serious?

LawnInOrder
04-30-2006, 11:31 PM
Are you serious?

he is. The EBZ8000 i have is amazing. I donlt know what i would do without it. I haven't demoed any other brandss but i don;t intend to becasue I am a redmax guy. Everything i own is redmax. The EBZ8000 is a beast when it comes to leaves. Did a clean-up yesterday for a guy. The guys hasn;t done a clean-up in 4 year and the redmax blew the leaves like it was nothing.

TURF DOCTOR
04-30-2006, 11:38 PM
We have a redmax dealer that gives us a good price on trimmers one or two seasons old,i was running a eb630 shin backpack today it does okay the redmax has so much more power.

ACEMowing
05-01-2006, 12:01 AM
We bought a new EB8510 with the throttle control on the tube / pistol grip. So far we are loving it... we have several of the C4 shindaiwa trimmers and like the 4 stroke torque (at all rpms). We have a couple of older Shindaiwa EB500's that have always been great but the turbo/hush function of the EB8510 is really nice... for normal blowing chores, you can run it under 1/2 speed and stay quiet. If you open it up, you can really let it fly. Our EB500's just have the standard throttle lever... if any of them will ever quit on us, we'll replace them with the new 8510's as well.
That being said, we didn't try the redmax, echo, stihl, etc... Shindaiwa's always been good to us. The only Shindaiwa trimmer we ever had to retire was from it hitting a telephone pole while on a trailer rack... that sort of demolished it beyond the feasible repair spot.
Truthfully, on handheld stuff I think all of the big names build really good equipment nowdays. Just comes down to brand loyalty and a good dealer to back them.

jameson
05-01-2006, 06:15 PM
I just bought one. Much stronger than the Sthil or older backpacks from Shindaiwa. I would recommend it highly.:headphones:


All of you LCO's who purchased these big blue 8510's, keep us posted on performance, likes and dislikes and other issues that arise. I purchased some Redmax 8000's last year, I havent had any of the issues that others have had but I am going to need to replace some aging 7000's soon with either more 8000's, or the Stihl BR600 or these Shins. Guinea pig these beasts, give 'em a tough work out in the field, so I can make a informed decision based on your 'real world' usage.

Muchos gracias
James

biglawndog
05-01-2006, 06:35 PM
First I owned a Redmax 7000 and it lasted about a year and a half. :confused: decided to try the 8001 and it blew up in one year :cry: so they gave me another blower, a 7000 and so far so good, we'll see how it does this summer. I am currently demoing the new shindiawa blower for turf magazine and I use it next to the RedMax 7000 and the Shindiawa EB 630 and so far I like it. It is heavier but not much more. Look for my review in a couple of months.

Falcon2006
05-15-2006, 11:27 PM
I bought a eb8510 today . I was running redmax 6200. I ran the Shin without the nozzle dry pavement . Huge difference obviously , i noticed right away i barely had to move in a parking lot, just walked down the middle of the lot . On a hour job it saved me 15 minutes and less walking. Less walking???? yeeessss!! :)
Also the 8510 does do 224mph with the 65mm nozzle but the cfm drops to 705. without the nozzle it does the 762cfm but only 186mph. the nozzle has a cut mark that is 70mm im guessing that would put it at 200+ mph and 730cfm. The low mph without the nozzle had me wondering but after less walking im sold. Im gonna get an extra nozzle and run it at 70mm and use the 65mm for rainy days. I may get a redmax 8000 and run a comparison as im not looking forward to any burnt valves or adjusting any valves which may occur on the shin.