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Landscape89
07-04-2006, 12:23 AM
I have the EB7001... LOVE IT!!!!!! I am going to be buying another one so I can have 2 going when Fall Clean Up comes around. Some people say stick with the EB7001 because its Comfortable for the operator.. While others say go with the EB8000 because its more powerful. The downside I've heard to the 8000 is that its heavier than the 7001 and also a bit more expensive.. And I think the 7001 is VERY powerful anyways.. Just wondering what you guys thought would be a better buy

J&R Landscaping
07-04-2006, 01:03 AM
I have an Eb6200 and its nice and powerful. I think the 8000 is nice but its overkill and it is heavy.

mcwlandscaping
07-04-2006, 12:35 PM
i know i said eb7001 before when i talked to you the other day, but i used them both kind of side by side and the 8000 does have quite a bit more power IMO, if you can handle the weight of it, ide go that direction. That is going to be my next blower.

sjessen
07-04-2006, 02:25 PM
I have both and always choose the 8000. You get used to the bit of extra weight. The 8000 is noticeably more powerful and mine uses very little more fuel than the 7001.

lawnspecialties
07-04-2006, 04:49 PM
I've had two 7001's and two 8000's. The 8000 is the only blower for me.

Hey, I'd mount a Little Wonder to my back if it would get me home that much quicker.:)

DodgeTruckMan731
07-04-2006, 08:03 PM
eb7001 is a hell of a blower, fairly light the 8000 is much heavery than the 7001, but like mcw said if u can handle the 8000 get it

JJLandscapes
07-05-2006, 10:20 AM
I have an Eb6200 and its nice and powerful. I think the 8000 is nice but its overkill and it is heavy.
there is no such thing as overkill when its leave season

jim dailey
07-05-2006, 12:48 PM
I've had two 7001's and two 8000's. The 8000 is the only blower for me.

Hey, I'd mount a Little Wonder to my back if it would get me home that much quicker.:)

Try blowing a brick around an asphalt parking lot with the 70001. Won't work. The 8000 will do it. Sit on a bicycle, in a paved parking lot, with the 8000 on your back. Point the tube to the rear and crank it wide-open. The 8000 will propel you and the bicycle across the parking lot. I really don't think that the 7001 can do this. I have tried both tests, and they DO work.

LawnInOrder
07-05-2006, 10:12 PM
there is no such thing as overkill when its leave season

exactly what he said. 8000 hand down

ITL
07-06-2006, 12:14 AM
The EBZ8000 has the Stratocharged engine to be emission compliant without using a catalylitic converter. The benefit we see is the fuel consumption is lower than a conventional 2 cycle and comparable to a 4 stroke. This means for the same amount of work completed the fuel use will be less. Over the life of the blower the fuel savings should pay for the price difference. We like the 8000 and once it is on your back it does not seem to be an issue. The hip strap on the 8000 seems to take much of the weight off your back. We only use it if we have more then 10 minutes of blower use. The hip strap is real nice when using the backpack blowers for long periods like end of season leaf work. We lean foreward when pulling the hip straps tight and when we stand up, the weight is on the hips not our shoulders. We leave our shoulder straps loose. Like a nice hicking backpack is ment to be worn.

Regards

Wayne

lawnspecialties
07-06-2006, 11:56 AM
Try blowing a brick around an asphalt parking lot with the 70001. Won't work. The 8000 will do it. Sit on a bicycle, in a paved parking lot, with the 8000 on your back. Point the tube to the rear and crank it wide-open. The 8000 will propel you and the bicycle across the parking lot. I really don't think that the 7001 can do this. I have tried both tests, and they DO work.

....and don't forget blowing up the kids' inflatable swimming pool!:weightlifter:

J&R Landscaping
07-07-2006, 10:53 PM
The EBZ8000 has the Stratocharged engine to be emission compliant without using a catalylitic converter. The benefit we see is the fuel consumption is lower than a conventional 2 cycle and comparable to a 4 stroke. This means for the same amount of work completed the fuel use will be less. Over the life of the blower the fuel savings should pay for the price difference. We like the 8000 and once it is on your back it does not seem to be an issue. The hip strap on the 8000 seems to take much of the weight off your back. We only use it if we have more then 10 minutes of blower use. The hip strap is real nice when using the backpack blowers for long periods like end of season leaf work. We lean foreward when pulling the hip straps tight and when we stand up, the weight is on the hips not our shoulders. We leave our shoulder straps loose. Like a nice hicking backpack is ment to be worn.

Regards

Wayne

Begining this fall, REDMAX will begin selling a EBZ7001 which will be stratocharged. I have been told about them and can't wait to try 1 out!

mcwlandscaping
07-07-2006, 11:25 PM
they should do it now to introduce it before leaf season. But, if they are doing that to the eb7001, then that will jack up the price to where it will be better to just spend a few more dollars to get the ebz8000!

jim dailey
07-08-2006, 11:01 AM
Begining this fall, REDMAX will begin selling a EBZ7001 which will be stratocharged. I have been told about them and can't wait to try 1 out!


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PR Fect
07-10-2006, 03:02 PM
We had them both. I could not tell that the 8000 did any better of a job than the 7001. If it does it is not that noticeable. I think those that say it is, are dreaming, or have a very acute sense when it comes to moving air. As I said we had both. The 8000 was very uncomfortable, we took it back and now have two RH7001's. I would not buy a 8000, but i would recommend a Redmax 7001 over anything we have tried.

Ric3077
08-10-2006, 09:26 PM
8000 is what I use and I love it

Mowingman
08-10-2006, 10:36 PM
I am a Redmax dealer. The 7001 outsells the 8000 about 20 to 1. I would personally not buy an 8000 right now. There have been a number of warranty issues with this model, and, the ones we have sold have all been back for warranty upgrades and problems several times. The 8000 is heavy, it is expensive, and, at the end of the day, you will get just as much done with the 7001 in most cases. You might justify the 8000 if you do a lot of big leaf cleanup jobs. However, most days, you will never need that little bit of extra power, and the 7001 will be more than you really need.

MTR
08-27-2006, 04:45 PM
We had them both. I could not tell that the 8000 did any better of a job than the 7001. If it does it is not that noticeable. I think those that say it is, are dreaming, or have a very acute sense when it comes to moving air. As I said we had both. The 8000 was very uncomfortable, we took it back and now have two RH7001's. I would not buy a 8000, but i would recommend a Redmax 7001 over anything we have tried.


You have made your point the same way I felt about the two. The weight is very uncomfortable if they use like I use all day. Anyway both blow better than Stihl 600 for sure.

MTR
08-27-2006, 04:49 PM
I am a Redmax dealer. The 7001 outsells the 8000 about 20 to 1. I would personally not buy an 8000 right now. There have been a number of warranty issues with this model, and, the ones we have sold have all been back for warranty upgrades and problems several times. The 8000 is heavy, it is expensive, and, at the end of the day, you will get just as much done with the 7001 in most cases. You might justify the 8000 if you do a lot of big leaf cleanup jobs. However, most days, you will never need that little bit of extra power, and the 7001 will be more than you really need.

You have said the same that my Redmax dealer in FL here said! In fact, he has like six of EB 7001 and just one EBZ 8000 on the rack when I was deciding. Anyway, I got to spend little money out of my pocket so I chose 7001. Excellent both blowers though... (some dealers in my area are jacking up price on both models)

sjessen
08-27-2006, 05:16 PM
The 7001 is being upgraded with the stratocharged engine so what you are seeing may be closeouts. My first 8000 had so many problems that they gave me a new unit, however the replacement has had no problems except for a clip that broke on a shoulder strap.

willjones
03-08-2007, 08:36 AM
eb7001 all the way. Also keep a $7.00 rake in your hand. The throttle should be pinned anyways.

prizeprop
03-21-2007, 06:40 PM
I just picked up a eb7001 with the throttle on the tube today. The 8000 just seemed to big and heavy. If pleased, I will upgrade all the br420's to the 7001,s

GLLawns
03-22-2007, 10:07 AM
I've had my 8000 for 2 seasons now and not one problem. I do agree that it feels like an elephant was on your back at the end of the day. When the time comes I will demo a 7001 to see if it feels a little better.

PR Fect
03-22-2007, 06:59 PM
It looks like now that the newness of the 8000 is wearing off, the 7001 may pull ahead! PR

analogdog
03-23-2007, 12:21 AM
I've done alot of big cleanup jobs and have used both blowers. The 7001 is definitely lighter which leads to less fatique which leads to increased efficientcy. Half the time leaves are wet or you get huge piles of dry leaves. Either way its easier to rake em up. That's just my 2-cents though.

BleedsGreen
04-06-2007, 09:44 AM
I love my 7001!
The 8000 has awesome power but is way too heavy.

TSEDAVE
04-06-2007, 11:58 PM
I sell both mostly the 7001 though only because of price,weight and warranty. my customers seem to like the 7001 i cant seem to keep them on the floor for too long. but if its very high power you want go the 8000 a lot of the crews down here have really small workers most not over 5'3" so they cant handle the 8000.

S man
04-07-2007, 12:39 PM
Eb7001. My favorite blower, Lots of power and sort of good on gas. It sure beats my echo pb403 on cfm.

S man
04-07-2007, 12:40 PM
I just picked up a eb7001 with the throttle on the tube today. The 8000 just seemed to big and heavy. If pleased, I will upgrade all the br420's to the 7001,s

Those br420s now have a catalytic converter which strips them of power and has less hp than the 7001.

WigginsLandscaping
04-15-2007, 12:56 AM
I own 4 7001s. Wouldnt want anything else.

shovelracer
04-16-2007, 04:10 PM
I've currently got 2 7001's and 3 8000's. The 7001s have never needed anything besides normal maintenance and get run almost everyday from march till december. The 8000s have been nothing but problems. For starters every single one has broken the strap clips, not a big deal. 2 of them have been full waranty replacements due to engine tolerances out of spec. I have also had problems with the frames, pull starters, and coils.

The 8000 is a monster when it comes to power and when you are standing in front of a 6 foot pile of leaves there is no substitute. It is too much for regular maintenance and can cause more damage than good. It is my opinion that the company cut some corners in development to keep the price down. The 8000 is only $100 more for a heck of a lot more motor. If the 8000 was built with the same quality as the 7001 then they would probably be a few hundred more. I will always keep a few 7001s for everyday use, but I will continue to buy and replace the 8000's for fall use since there is no comparison in power.

MOWALLTHETIME
04-17-2007, 02:08 PM
The 7001 is in IMO the best all around blower on the market. It not the lightest, the most powerful or the quietest backpack blower on the market. Although it performs under all types of consitions cold, heat, rain it goes all out. The 7001 starts easily and runs strong all day long. it is not uncommon for my crew to run three to four tanks fulls back to back a day during leaf season. I personally tried the 8001 and it was bulky and cumbersome, I will admit it has tons of power and I can see advantages during leaf removal or when dealing with heavy debris but all day long everyday the weight and size would wear you out. where as the 7001 has less power and therefore less weight and you can lug it around all day long with little or no fatigue.

BC Landscaping
09-16-2007, 07:50 PM
I have the EBZ7001 . I love it it has a lot of power and it is a sick blower. RED MAX #1

rsingh
10-22-2007, 11:07 PM
EBZ-7001 new owner as of today. Love the machine. Used it for the first time around the house to clean up layers of pine needles, very impressed.