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WREBELMACHINE
10-02-2008, 07:57 PM
My dealer got in some of the new Dolmar 4-stroke back pack and I got to run today! It will be my next backpack!! In fact I may change all of my back packs to them!

Great Great Power!
Good on weight nice balance
And very easy on fuel!

Take a look at one if you get a chance also has a much better price than the Redmax 8000 blowers that I have!

Turf Dawg
10-02-2008, 09:17 PM
How is the power compaired to the redmax 8000?

Happy Frog
10-02-2008, 09:49 PM
What is the warranty on Dolmar back packs?

Tharrell
10-03-2008, 05:11 AM
By the way, it's a Robin. Just in case anyone doesn't have a Dolmar dealer close by. Tony
www.robinoutdoorpower.com
www.dolmarpowerproducts.com/productcatalog/category/37/index.html

Happy Frog
10-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Are you talking about the 7600.1?
If so, while the air volume output is very good, it has the lowest air speed output of the top blowers chart I made a while ago.
BTW, the Robin has a lower performances than the Dolmar...

saw man
10-03-2008, 03:11 PM
It actually revs VERY quick! It surprised me.

When I ran one I did not have a chance to test it against anything else and there was nothing around to use it on so I am not sure how it performs in the real world. But I thought the engine seemed very responsive and seemed to have good power.

Green King
10-03-2008, 06:29 PM
I deal with the same dealer as rebel does good guy! I also got to try one of these today and now it is in my garage! I am very impressed with it I do think the redmax 8000 I have is a little stronger at the moment but the Dolmar is lighter and I do not care what the specs say it is lighter it also starts easier and it costs less than the 8000 does. Time will tell when the dolmar gets broke in good if it will outblow the 8000 or not but even if it does not the other benefits of it have sold me!

HenryB
10-03-2008, 06:43 PM
How much are they selling for?

Turf Dawg
10-03-2008, 09:25 PM
One of the big cities around here is having alot of pressure put on them to become more"GREEN" so they have been testing the big Robin blower {same as the Dolmar} and have had great luck with the blower. They have run all Redmax handhelds for along time. They have been using the 7001 blowers but said they will be changing to the Robin for fuel savings and the lower emmisions.

Tharrell
10-04-2008, 08:15 AM
I was just on the Robin website looking at the manual and schematic for this blower. It appears to be a true fourstroke engine. I would like to know how oil from the crankcase gets to the upper head area? Tony

Tharrell
10-04-2008, 08:24 AM
Here's the schematic from Dolmar, it's a little better than the Robin website.
It really looks like a good piece of equipment. Tony

MONTE
10-04-2008, 02:40 PM
I went to the dealer to buy a couple today and he was sold out already! However I did get to run one and I am buying because of the dealer but also I am tired of the carb issue that I am having with my current blowers! They are selling them for $489 here!

MONTE
10-05-2008, 12:06 AM
One other thing that is one of the easiest starting engines I have been around! That may change after a year or two of use but new it does start easy!

Happy Frog
10-05-2008, 01:43 AM
What is the warranty on these blowers?

MyKisa
10-05-2008, 08:36 AM
I like mine

MONTE
10-05-2008, 08:47 PM
I think I am really going to like them!

MONTE
11-09-2008, 08:45 PM
Quick update! The leaves have been dropping and this new dolmar backpack has been flawless! Really runs good and starts good cold or hot!:)

Green King
11-11-2008, 08:27 PM
I have at least 20 tanks run through mine and it has been fantastic! The other thing I like is the choke on it! Unlike the redmax which drops on while using it the dolmar is choked the oposit way and does not do this! Very Nice and nice to see someone was thinking on that one!

WREBELMACHINE
01-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Thougt I would give a quick update! blower has run flawless easy on gas good power and is light! I will be buying more! Very Happy!

genesis215
01-13-2009, 10:21 PM
Does it have as much power as the RedMax EBZ7001/Tanaka TBL-7800 or does it have more? I would like to see tests. Also, how long does it run on a tank of fuel?

Green King
01-14-2009, 06:26 PM
I have them and to be honest it is not far behind the 8000 redmax! I can do more in a day with it than I can the redmax 8000 because it is a couple of pounds lighter! It is a whole lot easier on the back!:)

Green King
01-14-2009, 06:31 PM
I did have a problem with my Dolmar but I also had this happen on the redmax! Which is the intake manifold bolts worked loose causing it to run lean! A little red loctight and tighten up the bolts and good to go!:rolleyes:

WREBELMACHINE
01-20-2009, 08:34 AM
I had the same problem with the bolts! quick and easy fix however!

MONTE
11-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Just thought I would update as well! I have had a dolmar for a year now and using it everyday especially know with leaves! has run flawless!!! My redmax's have been down off and on with the dumb carb issues but not the dolmar!

I will say the redmax is stronger but they are broke down more and in the end the Dolmar is getting more work done! Plus like stated it weighs less and is easier on fuel plus no oil mix! A little extra savings in leaf season!!:)

Green King
11-20-2009, 09:35 AM
Yep I agree the dolmar is a nice unit! And I agree with you mine has yet to visit the shop!

dwost
11-20-2009, 01:44 PM
Any online dealers where these can be ordered?

bigredd
11-20-2009, 01:53 PM
Specs and price for the biggest Dolmar are comparable to the Stihl BR600, but 2 lbs heavier. Why would anyone buy a Dolmar over Stihl, given Dolmar's dealer network is almost non-existent compared to Stihl.

MONTE
11-20-2009, 08:12 PM
Well lets see If you have a dolmar dealer it is worth looking at! Easier on gas than the stihl and flawless running! Now if we are talking chainsaws than to me if you have used a dolmar there is no question there unless you do not have a dealer!

MONTE
11-20-2009, 08:15 PM
Dolmar backpack is 10cc bigger engines!

timberbrook
11-20-2009, 10:06 PM
Now if we are talking chainsaws than to me if you have used a dolmar there is no question there unless you do not have a dealer!

I own the Dolmar 5100S chainsaw. It is a very impressive saw. Fast cutting and powerful. It replaced a Stihl 036 pro. It also cost $150 less than the Stihl it replaced that was purchased in 1995, and cuts just as fast. I like Dolmar. I wish they were as big in the market as Stihl. I am lucky to have a dealer nearby. My next chainsaw will be a Dolmar 7900. My next backpack may be a Dolmar also. The dealer assured me that their mechanics could work on the Robin 4 cycles.

Alan0354
11-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Any online dealers where these can be ordered?

It is the same as Makita big blower. Amazon and Ebay have tons of it.

Yater
11-20-2009, 10:18 PM
Why does everyone in this thread use exclamation points? Same person?

timberbrook
11-20-2009, 10:59 PM
Why does everyone in this thread use exclamation points? Same person?

The voice in their head while typing their response must be Sam Kinison screaming!!!!

MONTE
11-20-2009, 11:02 PM
That is a voice I can never forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:laugh:

MyKisa
11-21-2009, 08:26 AM
I too, had bolts loosen on the intake...still like mine a year later

lawnboy dan
11-21-2009, 06:11 PM
just wait till the idiots that work for you run it out of oil

Alan0354
11-21-2009, 10:31 PM
just wait till the idiots that work for you run it out of oil

That won't be any worst than the guy work for you forget to put oil mix in the gas!!!!:laughing::laughing::p

lawnboy dan
11-22-2009, 10:27 AM
never let your employes mix your 2 cycle gas!

sehitchman
02-02-2010, 01:34 PM
I would like an update from anyone using the Dolmar backpack 7600. I found a dealer that is selling them at $400 and it looks like a good price. Also, the Makita version is on Amazon for $400 but the air volume specifications seem lower than the Dolmar. Any thoughts on that? thanks

Alan0354
02-02-2010, 01:47 PM
I would like an update from anyone using the Dolmar backpack 7600. I found a dealer that is selling them at $400 and it looks like a good price. Also, the Makita version is on Amazon for $400 but the air volume specifications seem lower than the Dolmar. Any thoughts on that? thanks

Sounds like a very good price. I would have got that if it was $400!!! At the time( Nov 2007) I was narrowing down to Maru BL8100 and 7601. I called around, the cheapest I found was $485. I went with the Maru 64cc.

This is a 75cc, much bigger than 64cc type blowers. I don't care what people say, 75cc is 75cc. You are paying close to $100 less than any of the other blowers!!!

WREBELMACHINE
02-07-2010, 12:44 PM
Mine still runs strong and starts hot or cold no matter what. I have been very satisfied with the unit.

Tharrell
02-08-2010, 06:46 AM
I generally don't care much for the small handheld 4 strokes but this engine seems to be a little different and I love Robin equipment.
You guys that have them, what have you done to keep the top end in shape? Valve adjustments, etc?

WREBELMACHINE
02-09-2010, 06:52 PM
I change oil once a month and that is it. I have had to do nothing to mine but use it.

mainstreet1984
09-27-2010, 08:57 PM
dude I was using stihl, but no more...1st broke after 2.5 years of light use (50 custumers) second goes dead after 2 weeks, sorry but I have to state that stihl is a PC! adn I am sorry for waisting over $1000 for both! There trimmers arent that bad thoug.

demhustler
10-04-2010, 09:19 AM
what the update 4 this year?
does Robin trimmers also good? ... though it might not tell much - Echos' trimmers - POS but blowers - ok...

Stik
10-04-2010, 07:03 PM
I would like an update from anyone using the Dolmar backpack 7600. I found a dealer that is selling them at $400 and it looks like a good price. Also, the Makita version is on Amazon for $400 but the air volume specifications seem lower than the Dolmar. Any thoughts on that? thanks

Did anyone figure out why the air volume specs are so much lower on the Makita (562 CFM vs 720 CFM)? All other specs on these two units appear identical. Are these really the same unit or is the Makita tuned down for some reason?

The Makita unit is still on Amazon and I am considering purchasing it (Amazon lists the 720 CFM but the Makita shows it at 562 CFM). Thanks for the info.

sdk1959
10-05-2010, 12:46 AM
I would like an update from anyone using the Dolmar backpack 7600. I found a dealer that is selling them at $400 and it looks like a good price. Also, the Makita version is on Amazon for $400 but the air volume specifications seem lower than the Dolmar. Any thoughts on that? thanks

I just bought the Makita BBX7600 recently from Amazon for $399.99 including shipping and it is virtually the same blower as the Robin with the 76.6cc true 4-stroke engine (not 4-mix) which, by the way is really made by Subaru. I wrote a nice review for it. There are different specs quoted by different sellers, it IS a powerful blower so the lower specs quoted are most likely underated. BTW there is no across the board standard method of testing blowers anyway so I would not give much credence to manufacturer specs.

This IS a commercial blower with a 3 year warranty. I already had the Makita 25cc 4-stroke handheld blower for 2 seasons which is rugged and reliable. That blower always started, was dropped several times, forgot to put stabel in the gas over winter still started easily this spring, and the BBX7600 75.6cc so far is more of the same.

I had 2 leaf mulching jobs this past Saturday and used the hand-held Makita in my left hand and had on the Makita backpack and blower tube on my right hand. It proved a excellent combo, was able to get leaves out from under shrubs and away from the fence with either hand and did it for over a hour straight on the one property. Still felt good afterwards, both units have low vibration, are lightweight. Neighbors next to the one property were using their fire pit and commented I kicked a$$ with the leaves with my combo and how quiet the blowers are. Got all leaves where they could be mulched with the mower, did that and will be back in 2-3 weeks to do it again. Both blowers are great on gas, no mixing oil and gas, run better, definitely more efficient. Also if you never used a 4-stroke hand-held unlike a 2-stroke you have TOTAL throttle control. I also have a Honda 35cc 4-stroke trimmer which is also excellent in that regard because it is a 4-stroke engine.

As far as service you don't always have to go to a "dealer" for service. A lot of independent guy's I found out can work on these, but so far I never needed them.

Stik
10-09-2010, 03:19 PM
An upate for those considering the $399 Makita blower on Amazon and wondering about the different published specs (526 vs 720 cfm) between it and the Dolmar/Robin blowers.

Makita sales counldn't really answer this question, so they put my in touch with one of their engineers. He confirmed that the blowers (Makita, Dolmar & Robin) are all identical (except for the color of the trim) and that there is absolutely no difference in their flow rates. He thought that the published Makita numbers were too conservative and suggested Makita might be correcting these specs at some time in the future.

Alan0354
10-09-2010, 03:36 PM
So how's the Dolmar/Makita/Robin bp hold up?

VetteVert
10-19-2011, 06:28 AM
Updates on this unit?

sdk1959
10-19-2011, 07:35 AM
My Makita 7600BX 4-stroke backpack blower on 2nd season still runs great! Same with my Makita 4-stroke handheld on 3rd season. No issues. Makita & Dolmar make great equipment. :-)
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