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docjones
04-01-2010, 11:37 PM
hey everyone.....wanted to pick your brains and see if anyone else has heard this or if my dealer is full of crap.....ordered a new shindaiwa eb8520 with the throttle on tube.....what came in was a hip throttle....dealer said shindaiwa is no longer making this model with the tube throttle and has a new blower coming to market in june or something......anyway, i didn't take the blower....i really prefer the throttle on tube personally.....has anyone else heard of a new shindy blower coming out and if the 8520 no longer comes with tube throttle?

bigclawnman
04-01-2010, 11:55 PM
I bought the same blower about 2 years ago with the hip throttle....I would not have another mower that size with out it. To be honest I never knew that they had a tube throttle.....


hey everyone.....wanted to pick your brains and see if anyone else has heard this or if my dealer is full of crap.....ordered a new shindaiwa eb8520 with the throttle on tube.....what came in was a hip throttle....dealer said shindaiwa is no longer making this model with the tube throttle and has a new blower coming to market in june or something......anyway, i didn't take the blower....i really prefer the throttle on tube personally.....has anyone else heard of a new shindy blower coming out and if the 8520 no longer comes with tube throttle?

docjones
04-02-2010, 12:01 AM
if you check their website, it's the eb8520 rt model which shows a picture with the tube throttle.

Alan0354
04-02-2010, 04:15 AM
The RT is tube throttle.

Merkava_4
04-02-2010, 05:31 AM
I've been thinking about starting a thread on this subject, but now I don't have to. :D

What's the advantage of having a tube throttle over a hip throttle, and visa/versa?

K/B
04-02-2010, 07:55 AM
I've been thinking about starting a thread on this subject, but now I don't have to. :D

What's the advantage of having a tube throttle over a hip throttle, and visa/versa?

Tube throttle keeps one hand free for other things, but it's very much a preference thing....some guys hate tube throttles and other guys love it.

joed
04-02-2010, 08:43 AM
hey everyone.....wanted to pick your brains and see if anyone else has heard this or if my dealer is full of crap.....ordered a new shindaiwa eb8520 with the throttle on tube.....what came in was a hip throttle....dealer said shindaiwa is no longer making this model with the tube throttle and has a new blower coming to market in june or something......anyway, i didn't take the blower....i really prefer the throttle on tube personally.....has anyone else heard of a new shindy blower coming out and if the 8520 no longer comes with tube throttle?

The models I have seen here in Canada all have the throttle on the tube. Have you been able to use the 8520 yet? What are your thoughts on it?

K/B
04-02-2010, 09:26 AM
hey everyone.....wanted to pick your brains and see if anyone else has heard this or if my dealer is full of crap.....ordered a new shindaiwa eb8520 with the throttle on tube.....what came in was a hip throttle....dealer said shindaiwa is no longer making this model with the tube throttle and has a new blower coming to market in june or something......anyway, i didn't take the blower....i really prefer the throttle on tube personally.....has anyone else heard of a new shindy blower coming out and if the 8520 no longer comes with tube throttle?

The EB8520 and the EB8520/RT are both discontinued, we should be seeing new models soon as part of Shindaiwa's 4 stroke marketing makeover. The new models will be red and called Hybrid4 instead of C4, and different model number designations.

joed
04-02-2010, 07:14 PM
The EB8520 and the EB8520/RT are both discontinued, we should be seeing new models soon as part of Shindaiwa's 4 stroke marketing makeover. The new models will be red and called Hybrid4 instead of C4, and different model number designations.

Will the specifications be the same? I was all set to get an eb8520 but now I might hold off until these new models come out.

djagusch
04-02-2010, 11:02 PM
Will the specifications be the same? I was all set to get an eb8520 but now I might hold off until these new models come out.

The rep was at my dealer Thursday and it sounds like it is a sticker and color change. That is what he said at least. I'm just going with the 802.

Alan0354
04-03-2010, 05:48 AM
Tube throttle enable you to hold a hand held with your left hand. During the leaf season, you're going to need extra help!!!

K/B
04-03-2010, 07:55 AM
Will the specifications be the same? I was all set to get an eb8520 but now I might hold off until these new models come out.

There's not much information out yet, but from what I understand it's like a previous poster stated, a sticker and color change.

K-OS
04-03-2010, 02:06 PM
Tube throttle enable you to hold a hand held with your left hand. During the leaf season, you're going to need extra help!!!

I'm sorry dude, if I saw a local contractor with a backpack and a handheld in each arm, I think I would start laughing.

No offense, I just don't see the point. Might as well hire another backpack blower IMO.

Alan0354
04-04-2010, 03:43 AM
I'm sorry dude, if I saw a local contractor with a backpack and a handheld in each arm, I think I would start laughing.

No offense, I just don't see the point. Might as well hire another backpack blower IMO.

Quite a few people here tried and like it!!!

rob7233
04-04-2010, 06:50 AM
The EB8520 and the EB8520/RT are both discontinued, we should be seeing new models soon as part of Shindaiwa's 4 stroke marketing makeover. The new models will be red and called Hybrid4 instead of C4, and different model number designations.

Where did you hear this information from and how recent is this news? Seems around here it's not common knowledge among Shindaiwa Dealers.