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4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 02:27 PM
I need to buy a blower this week and need to know what the most powerful one is. I would like to get a Stihl because the dealer is close but I can find pretty much anything if it is better. Thanks for any suggestions.

Dave

All_Toro_4ME
03-27-2008, 02:33 PM
I don't want this to be a brand war, this brand is better then that brand etc, but I have the echo pb 755 and it is damn powerful. It starts 1st pull and pipe speed is 205mph.

ponyboy
03-27-2008, 02:44 PM
love redmax 8001

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 02:45 PM
OK thanks, I dont want a war either. Just want to know which is the most powerful one there is. Thats something that really isnt subject to opinion.

Capemay Eagle
03-27-2008, 02:46 PM
I am sure if there was a poll the Stihl BR600 would win.

yungman
03-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Redmax 8001 and Echo PB755!!! Those are the two heavy weight champs!!!! The only way to find out which is the best is to have a duel to death!!!!......Have a pretty woman standing 25ft away. Start the blower and see who can blow her skirt up faster!!!:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Just pick either one and you will be happy.

davink
03-27-2008, 02:51 PM
I believe that the most powerfull on the market right now is the Shidaiwa EB8510. Max speed is 224mph Volume at nozzel 762 cfm at housing 1349 cfm Displacement of 79.7cc

This is compared to the Sthil BR600 max speed 201 mph Volume at nozzel 712 cfm at housing 1012 cfm and displacement of 64.8 cc

I have been debating on this for a while as well. The thing that I am not sure of is the fact theat they are both the new C4 and 4mix technology. I have heard good and bad about it, but I am really not sure if I want that - was thinking of maybe sticking with a true 2 cycle.

02DURAMAX
03-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Echo PB-755T!!!

ponyboy
03-27-2008, 02:58 PM
i thought it was redmax buddy buy any one you want my thoughts the higher the out put the shorter the life i still have an old school echo pb 4000? starts and runs but compared to todays blowers it is useless then again todays backpacks are as strong as my old little wonder with the 8 ic briggs. try the hushy same as the redmax but cheaper and the shindwa has the same motor as well

K/B
03-27-2008, 03:19 PM
Shindaiwa EB8510 is supposed to be the biggest, baddest blower around.

Supper Grassy
03-27-2008, 03:23 PM
I am very satisfied with my Redmax 8001

saw man
03-27-2008, 04:00 PM
Try all the big boys out on your back! If you are using the the unit a lot then you will want it to be comfy to wear!

newtostone
03-27-2008, 04:22 PM
I just got another back pack and picked up a BR600. First of all i was pretty impressed, it did just great on the wet stuff. And it is light for the power, I did 3 hours the other day and felt great.

CuttinUP
03-27-2008, 05:22 PM
That Redmax EBZ8001 is one bad dude but at around 30 lbs with fuel, you better be too! That is like walking around with a 5 year old on your back! lol

lawnpro724
03-27-2008, 05:33 PM
If your looking for a powerful backpack blower your going to get answers from Stihl, Redmax, Shindy, Echo and on and on. Both Stihl, and Redmax have had several problems in the recent past and I have personally have not used Stihl anything so can't say much but do a search and you will see for yourself. I have used Redmax blowers and there power is pretty good but they or should I say the ones I have used didn't hold up to hard use for very long. I since went with Echo and have never looked back, no problems and some are several years older than the Redmax blowers I had and are still going strong long after Redmax died. I have the Echo 755 blowers and some will say their not the most powerful blowers out there, maybe not but there not much behind the other brands in the power department and their much more reliable. My 755 Echo's have plenty of power for anything we do and we do a lot so I think you would be better off with Echo.

Lazer_Z
03-27-2008, 05:34 PM
If you want a machine that's light weight and powerful go with the BR600. If you want a machine that's heavy and powerful, any of the others will do fine.

KGR landscapeing
03-27-2008, 05:38 PM
If you want a machine that's light weight and powerful go with the BR600. If you want a machine that's heavy and powerful, any of the others will do fine.

put a 600 on ur back and at the end of the day u will still be able to hear. trust me i know guys who run echo everything but they dont run there blowers. and well the other i can say but stihl is the way to

lawnprosteveo
03-27-2008, 05:55 PM
Try all the big boys out on your back! If you are using the the unit a lot then you will want it to be comfy to wear!I agree! This is the biggest reason I am leaning towards a Stihl this year. The Echo's and RedMax blowers are powerful, no doubt about it. I am just imagining myself throwing that big SOB on after Ive been mowing all day in the Oklahoma heat!

unit40
03-27-2008, 06:06 PM
I too have done some research. It is very interesting to read Redmax's specs but when you look at the owners manual the specs are different, they are actually less. Redmax used to have the best power, but then the Stihl 6oo came along and beat everyone. Now the mighty Shindawa 8510 came out, and according to their specs, compared to all of the other manufacturers specs, the Shindy has everyone beat. That is the one I will buy the next time around. I have two Stihl BR600s now, but have a unfulfilled need for POWER!!!! the weight and noise doesn't bother me the least. Strength and hearing protection.

K/B
03-27-2008, 06:10 PM
I too have done some research. It is very interesting to read Redmax's specs but when you look at the owners manual the specs are different, they are actually less. Redmax used to have the best power, but then the Stihl 6oo came along and beat everyone. Now the mighty Shindawa 8510 came out, and according to their specs, compared to all of the other manufacturers specs, the Shindy has everyone beat. That is the one I will buy the next time around. I have two Stihl BR600s now, but have a unfulfilled need for POWER!!!! the weight and noise doesn't bother me the least. Strength and hearing protection.

Wait til the 8520 is out, same engine & specs as the 8510 but a lot more comfy.

DodgeTruckMan731
03-27-2008, 06:11 PM
Br600 hands down, its lightweight, has plenty of power for lawn clippings, does great for cleanups, and is built like a tank, my fell off my trailer going 45mph, and all the damages were a little bit of scrapped up plastic.

PTW
03-27-2008, 06:15 PM
Redmax 8001 with about 915 cfm I luv it.

F Y P M
03-27-2008, 06:19 PM
Shin 8510 most powerfull, but it's c4, I like the shin EB630 great power, My second choice is echo pb755t.
Good luck and happy BLOWING lol!!

lawnprosteveo
03-27-2008, 06:27 PM
I too have done some research. It is very interesting to read Redmax's specs but when you look at the owners manual the specs are different, they are actually less. Redmax used to have the best power, but then the Stihl 6oo came along and beat everyone. Now the mighty Shindawa 8510 came out, and according to their specs, compared to all of the other manufacturers specs, the Shindy has everyone beat. That is the one I will buy the next time around. I have two Stihl BR600s now, but have a unfulfilled need for POWER!!!! the weight and noise doesn't bother me the least. Strength and hearing protection.Weight of the machine is a big deal in our summer heat. No offense but I doubt you have the kind of summers up there that we have down here. They can be brutal. And when you run solo...and you are doing all the mowing, edging, trimming....you want things to be as easy as they can be...including shaving a few pounds off the blower.

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 06:28 PM
I really dont think i want a 4 stroke do I? My mom got a 4 stroke stihl weedwacker and i dont like it, these may be different IDK

slplow
03-27-2008, 06:35 PM
I own a shin 8510 and a stihl br600. The shin hands down has way more power than the stihl . I have put my shin up to a red max 8000 and they both seem to have the power.

lawnboy dan
03-27-2008, 06:44 PM
i have redmax 8000 and sthil br600- i would buy the sthil again in an instant. lighter and eaiser ti use.

mjlcare
03-27-2008, 06:49 PM
def a stihl by far the lightest and most comfortable blower i have every used, i also had a shin great engine that will run forever but i little heavier and like someone said before or atleast in florida weight is a huge thing especially if your blowing anything large at all

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 06:49 PM
Weight of the machine is a big deal in our summer heat. No offense but I doubt you have the kind of summers up there that we have down here. They can be brutal. And when you run solo...and you are doing all the mowing, edging, trimming....you want things to be as easy as they can be...including shaving a few pounds off the blower.



but its sooooooooooooo HUMID!!!

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 06:52 PM
If there are more powerful options than the stihl than the stihl is out, without question. Even if I have to sacrafice some weight. Around here we have piles of wet leaves to blow and more power gets the job done waaaaay faster.

mjlcare
03-27-2008, 06:55 PM
i think you need to look at diff between them not just the most powerful, if we did that when buying a mower we would go get a hugeass tractor with 100hp engine and say thats will do the job faster, and i know thats not how we feel when we pick a mower but thats how you sound when you talk about picking a blower, if your not confortable your not going to be happy, and weight just a little bit either was can make a world of a difference,

respond back and tell me what you think

Lazer_Z
03-27-2008, 07:00 PM
put a 600 on ur back and at the end of the day u will still be able to hear. trust me i know guys who run echo everything but they dont run there blowers. and well the other i can say but stihl is the way to KGR, I hear you, I had an Echo PB650 and I had to put it in the shop the day I had to work so I went ahead and bought a Stihl BR600, but I still needed to make the Echo work off it's repair so it was used until it paid for it's repair I then sold it off. I tried on the 8001, but went with the BR600 do to it's light weight, rounded back and everything that could get snagged or ripped off is protected. If I can swing it this season I'd like to get an HS81T and a BG 85.

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 07:23 PM
i think you need to look at diff between them not just the most powerful, if we did that when buying a mower we would go get a hugeass tractor with 100hp engine and say thats will do the job faster, and i know thats not how we feel when we pick a mower but thats how you sound when you talk about picking a blower, if your not confortable your not going to be happy, and weight just a little bit either was can make a world of a difference,

respond back and tell me what you think


I understand what your saying but the guy on the last page that says he likes his Stihl br 600 and Shin but the Shin has way more power is enough to diqualify the Stihl for me... "way" more power. Not a little. know what i mean?

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 07:59 PM
you still have to premix these 4 strokes right?

retiredat49
03-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Yep...still have to mix

yungman
03-27-2008, 08:09 PM
you still have to premix these 4 strokes right?

If you don't want the 4 stroke with mix oil and gas, look at the Robin/Dolmar big 75.6cc 4 cycle BP. They are separate oil. Problem, no dealer and no feedback. I'll stay with 2 cycle.

georgiagrass
03-27-2008, 08:46 PM
We use BR600s. They are terrific. The power to weight ratio is unparalleled.

GroundEffects125
03-27-2008, 08:51 PM
Sthil BR600 for sure

4 seasons lawn&land
03-27-2008, 09:01 PM
The Shindaiwa specs are HUGE!!! Except there weight which is super LOW!!! Should I believe these specs?

Shindaiwa EB630RT

Dry weight* 19.8 lbs. (9 kg)

Displacement 3.8 cu. in. (62 cc)

Output 3.9 hp (2.9 kW)
Fuel tank capacity 67.6 fl. oz. (2.0 ml)

Air volume at nozzle
613 CFM (17.4 m≥/min)
Nozzle velocity 201 mph (323 km/h)
Noise rating 75 dB(A)

Air volume at housing 1085 CFM



Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blower

DISPLACEMENT
64.8 cc (3.95 cu. in.)

ENGINE POWER
3.0 kW (4.0 bhp)

WEIGHT
9.5 kg (20.9 Ibs.)

FUEL CAPACITY
1400 cc (47.3 oz.)

AIR VOLUME


With tube: 1210 m3/h (712 cfm)
Without tube: 1720 m3/h (1012 cfm)
AIR VELOCITY
90 m/sec. (201 mph)



Echo PB 755

Egine Displacement63.3

Average Air Volume* (pipe)625 cfm
Average Air Volume** (housing)1260
cfmMax. Air Speed*205 mphdB(A)^
74Dry Weight+26.2 lbs. ++
Dry Weight+26.2 lbs.



Red max EBZ8000-RH BackPack Blower


Engine: 2 CycleStrato-Charged™
Engine Displacement: 71.9 cc
Carburetor: Diaphragm with Purge Pump
Ignition System: Solid State
Fuel Capacity: 77.7 fl.Oz.
Dry Weight: 24.9 lbs
Air Volume: 943 cfm
Air Speed: 203 mph
Noise Level: 78 dB(A)

BentleyOutdoors
03-27-2008, 09:07 PM
Echo PB-755T!!!
THE BEST of THE BEST:usflag:

4 seasons lawn&land
03-28-2008, 03:46 PM
Thanks for your help everyone. I bought the Red Max 8001 today.

yungman
03-28-2008, 04:06 PM
Thanks for your help everyone. I bought the Red Max 8001 today.

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