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IHusky
08-16-2007, 12:38 PM
Someone stole my Husky 145 blower this weekend. Looked at some post for the EBZ8001. Most said that the RM very good and powerful....couple said couldn't tell the diff between the other big boys. Can get another Kaw KBR 750 (pushing 800 cfm) for about $475 out the door. Redmax website shows EBZ80001 pushing 915 cfm, while the others big boys push about 800. I'm pretty happy with the Kaw, but always looking to improve. The RM EBZ8001 will cost about $600 out the door. Both Kaw and Redmax dealers good. Basically is the RM EBZ8001 worth the extra $125 and will I notice a big difference. Thank you.

komrom
08-16-2007, 01:20 PM
Well after recently purchasing a 7001 and many discussions about this with my dealer on whether a 7001 or 8001 is the right tool. Basically the 7001 has the same engine as the 8001 and is a bit lighter due to a smaller frame. The 7001 has slightly less air flow but has the same power. I got mine for 425 out the door. I like it a lot and have had no problems with it.

delphied
08-16-2007, 02:51 PM
I just bought a Stihl BR600 and love it. If youve got your heart set on RM try speedwaysales.com. Personally my Redmax equipment fowls plugs easily. I use the same fuel in all equipment and the redmax is the brand that fowls.

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
08-16-2007, 03:15 PM
What fouls plugs is fuel and a dirty air filter not the 2 stroke machine.

IHusky
08-16-2007, 06:41 PM
I thought that the 8001 has a 71.9 cc engine and the 7001 has a 62 cc engine, accroding to the website, when you say they have the same engine, do you mean the same type but different size? I'm looking to see if the 8001 is really that much more powerful than the other big ones. Does 100 cfms make that big of a difference?

lawnboy dan
08-16-2007, 07:12 PM
they most certainly do not have the same engine

mdlwn1
08-16-2007, 07:41 PM
It most certainly is more powerful...demo the thing in front of the store! As to fouling plugs...LOL! I don't think I fouled one in 15 years. The real answer is..a 7000 is very very good! A 8000 is better.

delphied
08-16-2007, 09:05 PM
What fouls plugs is fuel and a dirty air filter not the 2 stroke machine.

When I run Shindaiwa and 2 pieces of Redmax out of the same can, and the 22 Redmax foul and the Shindaiwa doesnt,what does that mean? My air filters were not dirty either. Give me a break bud.

lawnprosteveo
08-16-2007, 09:08 PM
I saw a guy using one of those blowers this week. He was kind of a small guy...but man...this blower looked HUGE on him. Im sure they can blow like crazy but how are they to use day in and day out? My wife helps me and the Shindaiwa EB630 is almost to big/bulky for her.

J&T Kiev
08-16-2007, 09:13 PM
I have two 8001's , their an improvement over my 8000, frame improvement's, along with other bug fixes, most noticeably the choke knob was improved. The 8001's are heavier and use more gas than does my echo 650 and 755, but they are the blower I use for fall leaves and clean ups.

delphied
08-16-2007, 09:33 PM
I was using a handheld until yesterday. Got a Stihl br600 and its work keeping your body from turning there so much torque. Its 5 pounds lighter than the Redmax 8001 and I sill think its too heavy.

IHusky
08-16-2007, 10:54 PM
Okay, I think I am going to give the redmax 8001 a try. I have been very impressed with my kaw at 800 cfm. I have read very good things about the 8001 here. I jumped from a husky 145 to the Kaw 750 and I'll have to call myself a dumbass for not going big sooner, my blow time has been almost cut by a third on most of my properities. Thanks to everyone that replied.

Envy Lawn Service
08-16-2007, 11:24 PM
You'll be floored with the 8001 performance once it breaks in.

You'll notice right off that it seems to move twice as much air in twice as wide a path. It will be a little annoying at first with some loss of pinpoint accuracy. But about the time you start to get used to that, she'll really open up from break-in and you'll be like OMG! Then come leaf season you'll truely be amazed.

The blower IS a lot heavier than the Kawasaki. But once you get it home and get all the stuff adjusted on it, you'll find it rides on you a lot more comfortable despite the weight. The only place I feel the weight is strapping it on... and in the bottom of my feet after a long run... or when I try to bend over for any reason... LOL...