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Old 01-02-2013, 05:40 AM
rbljack rbljack is offline
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Location: Texas
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Iver heard good things about that one as well....but for my needs its definitly overkill. The 600 is overkill for my day to day needs..but here is why i am going with the stihl 600:

Its three pounds lighter and comes in at 21.6 pounds before fuel. The 600 has a smaller gas tank, but that is fine with me. That extra capacity on the redman would just mean more weight on my back, and for the day to day work, i dont need anything that big.

The 600 is overkill actually for my day to day blowing tasks, but its plenty to do the leaf cleanups that I will see in my area (west texas) if needs be. So I didnt feel the need for the extra weight of the redman. Thats just my logic, but hope this helps a little. I dont even have a backpack blower yet, but have looked at a few of the models, and actually went to take a closer look at the stihl in person, and from what I saw..i liked. And just in case i need the power, I have it on demand, so felt it was a better choice than the other stihl blowers. I dont mow early in the day, so a quieter model wasnt necessary either.

BR 600 STIHL Magnum®
64.8 cc (3.95 cu. in.)
3.0 kW (4.0 bhp)
9.8 kg (21.6 Ibs.)
1400 cc (47.3 oz.)

Redman EBZ8500
Cylinder displacement
75.6 cc
Power output
4.43 hp
Fuel tank volume
77.77 fl oz
24.69 lbs
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