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Green Industry Pro
11-27-2009, 10:55 PM
Hey guys,

Im needing some info and suggestions about which blowers I should buy.Im considering the STIHL BR600,REDMAX EBZ7100,and SHINDAIWA EB802.Ive heard mixed suggestions and dont know which is best.


p.s. it doesnt come down to dealers,because I like all three and have purchased from all of them before.



THANKS!!!!!!!!!

Country Side Lawn Care
11-27-2009, 11:19 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=297015&highlight=blowers

Green Industry Pro
11-29-2009, 11:59 PM
C'mon I know that there are lot of you guys that use bp blowers and I know that STIHL, REDMAX, and SHINDAIWA are all popular.WHY WONT ANYONE RESPOND?I know I can find some info already on the site, but its easier and better if you post on this thread so I can keep track easier.



THANKS:usflag::usflag:

madisonpressurewashing
11-30-2009, 12:03 AM
br600......

Yater
11-30-2009, 12:04 AM
Your local redmax dealer (cutters) SUCKS...that'll help you narrow it down.

fobaum
11-30-2009, 12:06 AM
Pound for lb. BR600 hands down..

Tennesseepowerstroke
11-30-2009, 12:07 AM
Shindaiwa 802...

ElephantNest
11-30-2009, 12:41 AM
Stihl BR 600

Green Industry Pro
11-30-2009, 01:03 AM
Yater I didnt know your in Tyler aswell.Ive dealt with cutters equipment several times and they seem fine to me(dont know what they did or didnt do to you) ive also heard things about the br600.Some say its the best you can buy and others say dont go near it.I think ill buy it later as a backup so if it brakes down it wont matter cause ill have 2 others.Yater!!-Enviro care uses the br600s and they are an established company.

Thanks for the posts-Keep sending em. Im leaning toward buying the EBZ7100 and EB802 simultaneously.

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clay duncan
11-30-2009, 01:11 AM
BR600= awesome

LouisianaLawnboy
11-30-2009, 01:12 AM
Shindaiwa . . . .

timberbrook
11-30-2009, 01:12 AM
Hey guys,

Im needing some info and suggestions about which blowers I should buy.Im considering the STIHL BR600,REDMAX EBZ7100,and SHINDAIWA EB802.Ive heard mixed suggestions and dont know which is best.


p.s. it doesnt come down to dealers,because I like all three and have purchased from all of them before.



THANKS!!!!!!!!!

With absolutely no disrespect to you whatsoever Green Industry Pro, please use your search function. Their have been a remarkable number of posts in recent months comparing those three manufacturers blowers head to head. I have counted no less than 3 zillion posts on just that topic (actual number). I feel that most of the people who would normally respond are wore out on that subject (I myself as am one). Keep in mind, many who respond to threads like this have not owned most of the current models. They will claim that their brand is the best. Validating their purchase.

DLAWNS
11-30-2009, 01:47 AM
I have used Shindaiwas in the past and a couple Stihl models (not the 600) and my favorite blowers are Redmax hands down. I own a few 7001/7100 models and just purchased a Redmax 8050 and they are all awesome.

Yater
11-30-2009, 01:55 AM
Yater I didnt know your in Tyler aswell.Ive dealt with cutters equipment several times and they seem fine to me(dont know what they did or didnt do to you)



I bought a 7001 there and they told me they wouldn't warranty it unless I ran redmax oil. Two of the techs and the branch manager were at the counter telling me this. I'll never step foot in the place again.

Kennedy Landscaping
11-30-2009, 02:40 AM
Not a 600, but I love my STIHL BR550.

lotsagrass
11-30-2009, 08:37 AM
Here's a test of the main competition. Stihl wins the blow test among other things....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEePijBdgJw


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jvanvliet
11-30-2009, 01:09 PM
Try the rest but buy the best.

SHINDAIWA EB802!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hurricane force winds at your finger tips

SimonCX
11-30-2009, 02:01 PM
That test on youtube is a crock and based towards stihl, we have the br600's and redmax 7100 and 8001 and the stihl is comparable to the 7100 in power. When blowing leaves the the stihl is not as powerful as the redmax 8001. I'm not saying the stihl is a bad blower because we like them alot but no way is it stronger then the 8001. When fall comes the 8001's come out and the stihl's sit in the trailer and the rest of the year it's the other way around because the 8001 is too heavy for normal lawn cutting. All 3 are good blowers but in some things one is better then the other.

lotsagrass
11-30-2009, 02:05 PM
The test they did in that youtube video may have more to do with the pattern of the airstream...so yes it's possible others may blow leaves better than they blow weight sitting directly in front of them that has a target area of 7 or 8 inches or so :)

Alan0354
11-30-2009, 06:00 PM
I still believe the blowing power has everything to do with the size of the engine. There is nothing high tech about these kind of engines. The power is proportional to the size. It is hard to believe a 64cc can out blow a 79cc Shindaiwa, be it 8520 or 802. It is just the law of physics. RM is a 72cc, it is still a lot bigger than 64.

As for the test, I only trust independent third party testing only.

Green Industry Pro
11-30-2009, 06:18 PM
I like the idea of the video , but I dont think that the test results are right.I think that the stihl br600 is a good machine but ,check the specs.How can a 201mph 712cfm 64cc machine beat the shindaiwa which has a 79cc 762cfm and 200 plus mph.I dont understand the results.

lotsagrass
11-30-2009, 06:31 PM
I'd say it may be the case that the Stihl in the video has a more concentrated spray of wind allowing it to push a narrow target farther. How well that would then relate to blow leaves is up for debate. I think you'd want a powerful force of wind in a wide of a pattern as possible to blow leaves and other debris around. The farther you get away though, I'm sure the pattern spreads out more.

Green Industry Pro
12-04-2009, 01:26 PM
Thanks for everyones advice.I am using the search feature a lot now(sooo much info).If I have a specific question that cant be answered by other threads, then Ill make one.What confuses me about this topic of blowers is, some people say dont even touch stihl and others say its the best you can buy.I think redmax is probably the most stable from what I have read.Shindaiwa maybe in the middle.If anyone has any info or suggestions,please dont hesitate to post a comment. Thanks again!:-)

Sincerely,Z.Porowski-POROWSKI LAWN AND LANDSCAPE:usflag::usflag:
Without The LORD our GOD, there is nothing.

Valk
12-04-2009, 02:23 PM
This Fall I finally decided to purchase a backpack to accompany my handheld. I went with a RedMax EBZ8001. WOW, what a brute it is!! :weightlifter:

Very easy to start - choke it for the first start of the day...and no choke needed the rest of the day. This ain't no whiny chainsaw sound...it is a pure industrial power sound, fo sho.

From the outside of a 100' foot long chained-link fence I blew a 3' high wind blown 100' long pile nearly 20' into the lawn in one pass...PERFECTION!! What a time-saver! Most of the time I only need about 1/3 throttle or less to do detailed work...but when it's time to do a large area it gets DONE in a jiffy.

As usual, time will tell how good of a purchase this is...but so far I'm beyond impressed. I should have done this long ago...:laugh:

tigerfan88
12-10-2009, 02:10 PM
br600 best i've ever used!

rcslawncare
12-10-2009, 07:55 PM
BR600 magnum

madisonpressurewashing
12-10-2009, 08:00 PM
BR600 has a shell, is lighter, uses less fuel,

rob7233
12-10-2009, 10:31 PM
Here's the link with all the info and figures. Get the facts then decide.

Many who post here on what they feel they like the best, have actually tried very few different models to make an accurate comparison. Of coarse they like what they bought and own...

Blower Comparison Chart link:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=268337&highlight=blower+air+mass

SimonCX
12-10-2009, 10:57 PM
From the chart a br600 should blow as hard as a 8001 but from using both since they came out the redmax is a stronger blower and it's easy to tell when using both. Personally I love the 8001 for fall cleanups but I wouldn't want to use them all year long, too heavy, too bulky and wide which can be hard to pull into an enclosed trailer with a bagger on the mower. The redmax come out in the fall the rest of the year we use the br600's and 7001's. I can't say anything bad about the redmax because it's been a great blower but it's overkill for grass cutting. If I had to pick a all around blower it would be a toss up between br600 and a 7001.

Alan0354
12-10-2009, 11:14 PM
Here's the link with all the info and figures. Get the facts then decide.

Many who post here on what they feel they like the best, have actually tried very few different models to make an accurate comparison. Of coarse they like what they bought and own...

Blower Comparison Chart link:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=268337&highlight=blower+air+mass

Of cause, their's are ALWAYS the best!!!...Either they honestly think so or others tell them to think so!!!!:laugh::laugh:

I still believe the power has everything to do with the size of the engine. You don't compare a 64cc to a 79cc.

JKOOPERS
12-11-2009, 04:10 AM
the end of the tube on the stihl has a smaller opening compared to the redmax. i have 2 stihl back packs and 2 redmax back packs. the redmax 8050 is by far the best blower i have ever used in 15 years. yes its heavy but the power makes up for it. the redmax blower cut my leaf clean up times in half.

Sharps_lawn&landscaping
12-11-2009, 11:25 PM
hands down buy a sthil br 600. I have owned all brands of blowers. I have sthil br 600s and shindaiwah's new big blower. Sthil is way more dependable and starts up on first pull all the time. The shindaiwah and echo's take forever to start when cold.

Sharps_lawn&landscaping
12-11-2009, 11:36 PM
As far as power the sthil doesnt have as much as the shindaiwahs new big blower. I had echo's and it out blew it. The sthil br 600 weighs less and seems more user friendly. Just from my own experience on owning three brands sthil is the best. I hate how much gas my new shindaiwah uses. I wanted to give another brand a shot cause they claimed to have 812 cfm. I can't notice it that much, just notice the weight and gas usage being more.

Captsnip
12-12-2009, 09:04 PM
I have a Redmax EBZ7100 and a Shindaiwa EB802RT. Both are great blowers. The Shindaiwa does seem to use a little more fuel, however, I think the tank might be smaller than on the Redmax. Both got a workout during leaf season with no problems. The Shindaiwa is a beast! If I had it to do over I would probably have purchased the Redmax 8001 instead of the 7100. The power is very close to the EB802.

DLAWNS
12-13-2009, 12:29 AM
I would go with the Red,ax EBZ 7001/7100. Great blowers.

NEWGUYRI
12-13-2009, 01:24 AM
If those are the only three options I would go stihl, if there were other options REDMZAX 8001. I own a 7001 and BR600, they have the same power, the stihl is much lighter, more comfortable, and easier to start. With that said, my next blower is a Redmax EBZ8001/8050!