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lawnboyoung
09-22-2007, 03:54 PM
i have almost saved enough money to get a eb5000 but i would like to know how good a job it does .if it is good enough or not.or if i should just suck it up and get a eb7000.

rodfather
09-22-2007, 04:02 PM
think ya mean a 8000...the 8000 is miles apart from the 7000 series in terms of performance

lawnboyoung
09-22-2007, 04:10 PM
think ya mean a 8000...the 8000 is miles apart from the 7000 series in terms of performance

no redmax makes a eb500.i want to know how good it is

rodfather
09-22-2007, 04:11 PM
no redmax makes a eb500.i want to know how good it is

sorry I know absol zilch about it

JTF40
09-22-2007, 07:02 PM
is the eb5000 (redmax) good for blowing wet clumpy or do i need to spend the money and get the eb7000(redmax).

The main reason I have the smaller Redmax is the power-to-weight ratio. I can't remember every single number, but I thought the 5000 was a better buy for ME - I don't clean-up a tremendous amount of leaves. Also, the 7001 is MUCH louder & heavier than the 5000. Just my opinion. :usflag:

ealbertson
09-22-2007, 07:04 PM
I don't know about the 5000, my experience is with the 7001 which I am now replacing with the 8001 (The 7001 is a good machine however the 8001 is even better.). I look at it like this, bite the bullet now and cry once over the extra money spent on a better piece of equipment or cry everytime the unit you saved a few bucks on isn't able to do the job it is needed for. All that aside, what you need is a unit with a higher mph rating over a high cfm. As I understand it the mph moves the wet hard stuff where the cfm works better on light large volume piles. I would compare the mph on the 7001 and the 8001. If it isn't close, or regardless, I would spend the extra money and look at it as a wise investment.

jameson
09-22-2007, 07:41 PM
No comparison.

EBZ5000Q-


Air Volume: 590 cfm
Air Speed: 142 mph


EBZ5000-


Air Volume: 678 cfm
Air Speed: 173 mph


EBZ7001-


Air Volume: 809 cfm
Air Speed: 204 mph


EB7001-


Air Volume: 742 cfm
Air Speed: 204 mph

Sharp Services
09-22-2007, 08:50 PM
I still use the 4401 and it does good for me. It is light and powerful. I use it for leaves and have been happy.

ealbertson
09-22-2007, 09:55 PM
Jtb40 was definily right about the weight. The 8001 is pretty heavy. If you are using it alot for small stuff I would say you definetly want to consider the weight.

Ed

lawnboyoung
09-22-2007, 11:14 PM
i going to buy the ebz5000 over the ebz7001.ill let you know what i think.

mdlwn1
09-22-2007, 11:25 PM
I have decided to buy a broom..it's a few dollars cheaper. Also, it really doesn't seem to weigh that much when I have to hold it up all day.