Originally Posted by Darryl G
The 8500 and 580 are pretty much the same. The Husky has a slightly bigger fuel tank, snaps instead of screws on the air filter cover and a different harness system which has a padded hip belt and a chest strap.
And that is the difference that places it far and above the Redmax. Ergonomic design and a larger fuel tank.
The straps sold it for me.