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ojpent
03-21-2007, 08:00 AM
I'm looking to buy a new backpack blower and have narrowed it down to a stihl 4-mix BR600 or a maruyama BL6700. which brand do you think is best?
Thanks for the input..:)

Lynden-Jeff
03-21-2007, 08:03 AM
I would go with the stihl. I use echo 650's, they are great.

Cheers
Jeff

Titans Fan
03-21-2007, 08:10 AM
I run the RedMax EB7001 and LOVE IT! Very easy to start and all the power you could ever want!

cemeteryman
03-21-2007, 08:30 AM
Stihl works great.

lowballer17
03-21-2007, 09:32 AM
650/651.
Lots of power, very reliable.

TheLawnBarber
03-21-2007, 09:34 AM
Get the 600 plenty of power and very fuel efficent. The 550 is what I have and it tackled all the jobs I've put it through. I don't know why people change the subjects on hear when you want know about Stihl and Mauruyama.

stumpslawncare
03-21-2007, 09:35 AM
I use the echo 651 and love them, if I was picking between those two that you mentioned I would go with the Stihl.

Raven386
03-21-2007, 10:00 AM
which dealer is closer and easier to deal with? id go with Stihl.

GreenN'Clean
03-21-2007, 10:04 AM
I like the echo back packs

Mowman16
03-21-2007, 10:07 AM
REDMAX EB7001 :weightlifter: , Sthill is a good unit as well.

lawnboy dan
03-21-2007, 10:10 AM
take the sthil 600. great machine! awesume power and so easy to use! mauryama makes great products but dealer support can be weak

naturescape
03-21-2007, 10:46 AM
I love my Shin 630....... on it's 4th or 5th year now. BUT DON'T USE SHIN ONE OIL!!

elshauno
03-21-2007, 11:06 AM
So there you have it either Stihl or Redmax which makes the Shindaiwa, so its the same thing really just 1 pound light. Whichever your dealer carries among the three just listed I would go with in a heartbeat.

Metro Lawn
03-21-2007, 11:07 AM
RedMax EB7001

lawnpro724
03-21-2007, 11:28 AM
Echo backpack and handhelds are all I use.

B Stove
03-21-2007, 12:08 PM
I run the RedMax EB7001 and LOVE IT! Very easy to start and all the power you could ever want!

Yep me 2, I also have a stihl but I love my redmax......................

Lazer_Z
03-21-2007, 12:47 PM
Stihl BR600 hands down.

Rob

mrgreen3
03-21-2007, 04:34 PM
If you want the best--Redmax

RedMax Man
03-21-2007, 05:53 PM
RedMax makes some of the best, durable backpack blowers used by landscapers. The EB7001 is highly rated and reccomended blower.
I have an EBZ8000 and EBZ4800 both are excellent tools.

LawnInOrder
03-21-2007, 05:56 PM
RedMax makes some of the best, durable backpack blowers used by landscapers. The EB7001 is highly rated and reccomended blower.
I have an EBZ8000 and EBZ4800 both are excellent tools.


i couldn;t agree anymore. I have the ebz8000 and it is a hell of a blower. I only buy redmax after i bought the ebz8000 and exclusivly used echo before.

blakeg314
03-21-2007, 05:57 PM
redmax 7001

HazellLawnCare
03-21-2007, 05:59 PM
I have a Redmax 8000 or two of the newer 8001 backpack blowers. I am so satisfied that I won't even consider another brand for anything 2 cycle.

MANOFSTIHL
03-21-2007, 08:37 PM
Stihl BR600 has awesome power, very low noise, ergonomic controls. It's power is deceiving to your ears b/c of its 4 stroke sound, but it will push a brick across concrete...

Red Max EBZ7001 has awesome power as well, stratocharged 2 stroke, air conditioning :) (backplate), proven with landscapers...

Red Max EBZ8001 is king daddy on power but a little heavy for some people. :weightlifter:


Buy the one that has the better dealer support in your area.

man of stihl
03-21-2007, 08:54 PM
hey nice name buddy:weightlifter:

anyway.. i got the br600 and i love it. if you can afford it it is the definately the way to go. i run all stihl products and love them. my dealer is very friendly and would do anything for me:cool2:

lance

lawntimenosee
03-21-2007, 08:56 PM
I'm looking to buy a new backpack blower and have narrowed it down to a stihl 4-mix BR600 or a maruyama BL6700. which brand do you think is best?
Thanks for the input..:)

Of those 2 choices go with the Stihl.

Although I highly recommend checking out Redmax too.
Redmax is all that I run now.

Just Mow
03-21-2007, 09:14 PM
I run the Br600's. Been great. No dealer support here for Maruyama so no comment.

Uranus
03-21-2007, 09:43 PM
HERE WE GO AGAIN. Atleast you gave us a choice. Last fall there were many silly threads about backpacks.

Go with sthil. The br 600 rocks.

googles
03-22-2007, 12:14 AM
i have 3 echos and 2 are 5 years old and there still just as strong as when i first bought them. they take a lot of abuse.

Richard Martin
03-22-2007, 03:14 AM
I have the Stihl BR600. It's lightweight, easy on the ears and is decent on gas. So far the only issues I've had with it were the gas cap (I hate that cap) and the lightweight fuel filter. There's nothing I can do about the gas cap but I did put a heavier fuel filter in it.

ManorD24
03-22-2007, 08:19 AM
I have Echo's and Redmax's, and i woulnd get anything other than the RedMax EB7001 or the new 8000's. I do have to say the very first blower i bought about 12 / 14 years ago when i was a kid was a Maruyama and i still have, and it still starts and works. Dont use it cause compared to new blowers its a waste of time to use but it has out lated several echos. Still i say find a Redmax dealer or buy online.

lawnboy dan
03-22-2007, 09:09 AM
i agree the old models are a waist of time. i have 2 80.s vintage redmax and green machine backpacs that still work but are a total joke comparied to the big guns of today. i even gave away my old echo 4xx (cant remember the exact model#)

MTR
03-22-2007, 01:08 PM
Redmax EB7001 here, cheapest among Stihl 650 or EB8000..., it is not too heavy and it delivers the good.

git-r-done
03-22-2007, 05:10 PM
redmax eb7001 great blower lighter than the 8001

Daner
03-22-2007, 05:25 PM
Sthill BR600...Is my Best...But that big blue Shindy... Is very nice as well

ScagBoy09
03-22-2007, 05:41 PM
I use the BR550 personally and couldn't ask for any more. It will push large driveway gravel like nothing, let alone clipping and leaves. It is very comfortable as well, which is an important factor when you might be leaf blowing a whole yard. What gets me though is how the BR600 is the lightest out of the "BR brothers", wtf?

wbkuhler
03-22-2007, 05:45 PM
I have Red Max 7001. Great piece of equipment. No problems. Lots of air flow. Easy starts every time. Would highly recommend.

LawnMower
03-22-2007, 05:52 PM
I love my Stihl BR600. It blows like a hurricane, and Id rather use it then my Red Max 8000. As a matter of fact I just recently broke up with my girlfriend so I could spend more time with my BR 600. My girl was always jealous of my BR 600 so one of them had to go. I finally found my soul mate.

Landrus2
03-22-2007, 05:56 PM
do you need lots of power a little heavy redmax 8000

vtscaper
03-22-2007, 06:51 PM
Go with Stihl dude. We run BR 550's and they get the job done powerfully and quietly

Landrus2
03-22-2007, 07:02 PM
do you know the specs on the Br 550

Max air volume----------------
Max air velocity----------------
dry weight-----------------------

Mic_bug
03-22-2007, 07:18 PM
Stihl is good....so is red max
neither have let me down

Richard Martin
03-22-2007, 07:46 PM
As a matter of fact I just recently broke up with my girlfriend so I could spend more time with my BR 600. My girl was always jealous of my BR 600 so one of them had to go. I finally found my soul mate.

Been living a little too close to Fire Island for a little too long there buddy? :dizzy:

PhillyShells
03-22-2007, 08:13 PM
I love my Stihl BR600. It blows like a hurricane, and Id rather use it then my Red Max 8000. As a matter of fact I just recently broke up with my girlfriend so I could spend more time with my BR 600. My girl was always jealous of my BR 600 so one of them had to go. I finally found my soul mate.

HA HA !!

And what happened to your ex ? Did she hook up with a big stick edger ?

walkerowner06
03-22-2007, 09:56 PM
Just curious, why does everybody say bad things about shindaiwa one mixing oil? Can somebody please explain what the problem is?

naturescape
03-23-2007, 12:18 AM
Just curious, why does everybody say bad things about shindaiwa one mixing oil? Can somebody please explain what the problem is?

Look for my posts on it........... It's not a premium oil! Shin offers a premium oil, and they offer shin one........... WHY would any decent company offer a non-premium oil? hmmmmm so their products don't last as long as they should? Go to shin's web site if you don't believe me on the oils.........!

naturescape
03-23-2007, 12:32 AM
Look for my posts on it........... It's not a premium oil! Shin offers a premium oil, and they offer shin one........... WHY would any decent company offer a non-premium oil? hmmmmm so their products don't last as long as they should? Go to shin's web site if you don't believe me on the oils.........!

Well, I just checked Shin's new website, and they don't mention the two oils, don't even have a page for info on their oil (I wonder if there's a reason for that......) . But I've heard that fact about Shin One not being a premium oil from Tanaka's Mark Woodling, and Shin at least USED to offer two types of 2 cycle oil, I know both were listed on their own website just a few months ago. Maybe now Shin One is a premium oil, I don't know. My own result was my Shin blower ran worse and worse on Shin One oil, and when I switched to Tanaka oil, it just ran better and better. Could be a coincidence, but I sure doubt it.

byoung
03-23-2007, 07:56 PM
Get a Solo 472 if you want the most power, 471 if you want a quiet blower. A little tiring to use because of the power, but just a great blower. Less maintenance too, than my Echo and Stihl so far.

chipk1
03-23-2007, 08:07 PM
Shindaiwa EB630. 2 years old and 2 season of blowing leaves all day long, still cranks everytime on the second pull. I am happy with it. Plenty of power. Had one ripped off from me 2 years ago and replaced it with the same.

MANOFSTIHL
03-23-2007, 08:20 PM
I use the BR550 personally and couldn't ask for any more. It will push large driveway gravel like nothing, let alone clipping and leaves. It is very comfortable as well, which is an important factor when you might be leaf blowing a whole yard. What gets me though is how the BR600 is the lightest out of the "BR brothers", wtf?

Stihl redesigned the fanwheel on the BR600 making it smaller in diameter but with a larger pitch to the blades resulting in more power and saving some weight. Same engine as BR550. 4 stroke fuel mix 65cc

The thing I like about the 550 and 600 is that you can fire them up cold at half choke, and btw they will run all day on half choke, put it on your back, then blip the trigger and the choke kicks off and the machine is ready...

Uponone605
03-24-2007, 02:48 AM
After using EB7001's for the past 2 years, i bought i BR 600 and couldnt be happier. Quieter, more comfortable, easier to start and operate, and IMO, a ton more power. Those redmax's to a hell of a beating though i will tell you that, and they were also better on fuel. I tried a friends EB8001 not to long ago and i sure as hell didnt miss the noisy 2 stroke, but the power was up there.

SPENCER HUNTER
03-25-2007, 09:56 AM
I Like The Echo Backpack They Start At $269.00 Up To Around $500.00,,, I Have The Home/owner/commercial 260 Model So Far No Problem Plenty Of Air,,, I Have Adozen People I Do Lawn Care For,, I Am A Part Timer About 25 To 30 Hour's Maybe A Little More,,, Great Machine,,

rob7233
03-25-2007, 10:06 AM
I'm looking to buy a new backpack blower and have narrowed it down to a stihl 4-mix BR600 or a maruyama BL6700. which brand do you think is best?
Thanks for the input..:)

Why do you have it narrowed only down to those two? They're better choices out there.