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beaver29
08-19-2007, 03:00 PM
Anyone out there running these two blowers? If so how does the Redmax 7001 compare to the Stihl 600 power wise? I have a Redmax 7001 and I am looking for a second blower to put working.

Just Mow
08-19-2007, 04:10 PM
I run the 600 with no problems for over two seasons now.

If you do a search you will find all kinds of info on both.

Lazer_Z
08-19-2007, 04:23 PM
I run the 600 with no problems for over two seasons now.

If you do a search you will find all kinds of info on both. Ditto that.

I own a BR600 and have used a RM7001 and I can say that I feel they are about the same in the power department but the Stihl beats the RM in weight and ease of starting, I also like the tube mount throttle and that is something I never thought I would like having, being I was using an Echo PB650 with hip mount before buying the Stihl. I would highly recommend the Sthil to anyone in the market for a new BP.

Rob

mdlwn1
08-19-2007, 04:42 PM
Myself....I would continue buying the same equipment. There have been many times where a cable snapped, a hose got run over, pull cord broke.....I could always rape one machine to complete another when in a pinch. As for the throttle...I favor the redmax setup.

mdlwn1
08-19-2007, 04:46 PM
.......and the only redmax i've owned that didn't start on the 1st or 2nd pull was almost 15 years old.........and treated like crap! By the way...we seazed it 6 years ago running straight gas.....hit the piston with a hammer and a big allen key..........have been using it ever since.

mower&more1986
08-19-2007, 05:01 PM
I use to have the BR550 which i wish i did not sell:cry:
It was the best with all the leaves last year:)

delphied
08-19-2007, 05:21 PM
I dont have a 7001 but I do have Redmax stuff. I just bought a BR 600 and I think I will transition to all Stihl as my others wear out.

DaddyRabbit
08-19-2007, 05:36 PM
Another vote for the Stihl BR600

RedMax Man
08-19-2007, 07:17 PM
EBZ7001-------------------------------:weightlifter: :cool2:

S man
08-19-2007, 07:38 PM
Redmax eb7001. I will get only redmax for blowers. But stihl does make better trimmers.

georgiagrass
08-19-2007, 07:46 PM
We use the BR600. Awesome power. Starts on the first pull every time. Lighter weight than the Red Max. I also like the lower pitch sound.

Landscape89
08-19-2007, 07:52 PM
EBZ7001-------------------------------:weightlifter: :cool2:


I second that! Redmax BP's have got plenty of power, esp. the 7001 :usflag:

ACutAboveNC
08-19-2007, 09:46 PM
Has anyone had any issues with the maintence or upkeep with the re-designed 600. My dealer was telling me that Stihl recommends monthly valve adjustments and a couple of other things I can not remember. I have steered away from the 600 because of it but can anyone tell me the realiability from their own personal experience and not that of the manufacturer.

delphied
08-19-2007, 10:35 PM
Was that a Stihl dealer? That sounds like a BS story from some dealer thats not selling Stihl.

Envy Lawn Service
08-19-2007, 11:52 PM
Yeah, I would consider the other model as well.

EBZ7001... more powerful strato-charged engine.
More output with less fuel consumption than the EB7001.

I think the BR600 is a fine little blower, but I think I have been lucky.
I'll give 4-mix technology a while longer before I gamble further with more of them.

ACutAboveNC
08-20-2007, 09:43 PM
He is a Stihl dealer and I have been doing business with him for 8 years now and he never gives me any BS. I think he is just being cautious because of the mixed results that the 600 has produced. I have 5 420s and they all still run at peak day in and day out. I have even dropped one off of my rack going down the road and picked it up and it cranked right up. I even have a 400 that still runs better than some of my smaller tubed 420s. I was just curious about the dependability of the product in the field. I just wanted to compare what dealers and manufacturers are claiming vs the people that run the equipment day in and day out and abuse the crap out of it.

Just Mow
08-21-2007, 12:29 AM
He is a Stihl dealer and I have been doing business with him for 8 years now and he never gives me any BS. I think he is just being cautious because of the mixed results that the 600 has produced. I have 5 420s and they all still run at peak day in and day out. I have even dropped one off of my rack going down the road and picked it up and it cranked right up. I even have a 400 that still runs better than some of my smaller tubed 420s. I was just curious about the dependability of the product in the field. I just wanted to compare what dealers and manufacturers are claiming vs the people that run the equipment day in and day out and abuse the crap out of it.

the only time that the valves need adjustments is if you feel a loss in power. We just adjusted one trimmer that is 4yrs old and have not touched the blowers.