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bligh61
10-21-2006, 06:20 PM
I run 2 echos, but was looking to upgrade one. Give me your best advice

metro36
10-21-2006, 06:26 PM
This is like a ford v. chevy question. They are all good. Just find one that you like and find a dealer that sells them. They are all petty good.

HenryB
10-21-2006, 06:32 PM
Best all around Redmax 7001.
Most powerful RM 8001 and Shind. 8510
Most innovative Stihl Br600
I've owned everyone of them.You may say just my opinion. But I feel it's a fact:laugh:

Turf Terror
10-21-2006, 06:34 PM
I run 2 echos, but was looking to upgrade one. Give me your best advice
After doing some research and asking other operators what they used or would buy(if they were buying), I got the Shindaiwa EB630RT.

bligh61
10-21-2006, 06:35 PM
seems like you own all home owner type machines.

Mr.Mow-It-All
10-21-2006, 06:36 PM
Best all around Redmax 7001.
Most powerful RM 8001 and Shind. 8510
Most innovative Stihl Br600
I've owned everyone of them.You may say just my opinion. But I feel it's a fact:laugh:


So wich one do you like the best?

mslawn
10-21-2006, 07:59 PM
I go with the rm8000's.

Lynden-Jeff
10-21-2006, 08:49 PM
The echo 651's are nice. I have 2 and like them both for the price. No way im paying double for a little bit more power (redmax 8001) when I can get 2 which is far more powerful. No point in getting the 751 unless you experience very dusty conditions.

Cheers
Jeff

Turf Terror
10-21-2006, 08:53 PM
seems like you own all home owner type machines.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=162993
Who...ME? :confused:

RedMax Man
10-21-2006, 09:03 PM
RedMax...RedMax... I run 2 of them, EBZ4800 & EBZ8000. I just bought the new EBZ8000 yesterday and used all day today. Leaves and debris don't stand a chance to this beast. The EBZ4800 is quiet (65db) and powerful. Both blowers a have the dependable and fuel efficiant Strato Charged engines.

Ninja lawn mowing
10-21-2006, 09:09 PM
I have a Husqvarna 155BT, still smokes alot after a month of use and I'm always wanting just a little more umph.

Just Mow
10-21-2006, 10:42 PM
I have two BR600 units and like them. Very light and powerful and I am amazed at how easy they start.

dcondon
10-21-2006, 10:44 PM
We have a ebz8000 but the next one will be a shin 8510:cool2:

bkdlawnCo
10-21-2006, 11:00 PM
you can't go wrong with the br600's from stihl...super quiet and reliable... mine sat all winter with gas in it...(because i'm a moron) and it started up in 1 pull and still starts on one pull...and it's amazing how much power it has

prostriper
10-22-2006, 03:18 AM
you can't go wrong with the br600's from stihl...super quiet and reliable... mine sat all winter with gas in it...(because i'm a moron) and it started up in 1 pull and still starts on one pull...and it's amazing how much power it has



Most 2-cycle oils have a fuel stabilizer in them, so its no big deal. I'd have to say probably the Shindaiwa 8510. From what I have read it is almost as good as small push blower.

noseha
10-22-2006, 06:28 AM
stihl............

jcb287
10-22-2006, 10:24 AM
Echo products ..seem to be the best bang for your buck.We run the 403's and the 651"s:)

K&L Landscaping
10-22-2006, 10:38 AM
Redmax for my money. I have yet to have a significant failure with any of my Redmax products.

LawnInOrder
10-22-2006, 11:05 AM
RedMax...RedMax... I run 2 of them, EBZ4800 & EBZ8000. I just bought the new EBZ8000 yesterday and used all day today. Leaves and debris don't stand a chance to this beast. The EBZ4800 is quiet (65db) and powerful. Both blowers a have the dependable and fuel efficiant Strato Charged engines.

i have the ebz8000 and nuthign stands a chnace against this animal. prob the single best investment that i made for around $500 bucks.

Redmax man. You have a ebz4800. Do you use that in the regular mowing season. I use the ebz8000 all year round but it is way too much overkill. How do you like the ebz4800 and is it a great blower for reg mowing, enough power. I have echo pb-410 and it is getting old, i wanna retire it for good.

Either a eb7001 or a ebz4800 for regular mowing? Which would you guys get, considering you would already have a ebz8000 for leaves and heavy debris. Thanks LawnInOrder

cborden
10-22-2006, 11:27 AM
I just got an Echo 755T, couple of the guys think it's a little heavy, but I love it and will be buying two more after the first of the year.

ThirdDay
10-22-2006, 11:32 AM
Echo all the way for us.

We currently use PB-751's and a few PB-620's...

Great blowers with a 2 year commercial warranty!

WJW Lawn
10-22-2006, 12:02 PM
I have two BR600 units and like them. Very light and powerful and I am amazed at how easy they start.


RIGHT ON! I second that

rodfather
10-22-2006, 12:24 PM
We have 5 of the 8000's...nuff said.:)