Originally Posted by TMAC669
Im having second thoughts on the Redmax. Went to the local power equipment store and this things is like walking around with a mini bike on you back. Way too heavy. Price wise its $100 more than the BR600. Seems like way to much back pack blower for everyday use.......just my .02
That's one reason I bought the Husky 570 (RM 7500). It is extremely close in power to the 8500/580 (and actually scours debris that is stuck down better), but a few pounds lighter, and only a couple more than the 600. I own both the 570 and the BR600. The 570 is worlds ahead in power when you really need it, and ten times more comfortable for run times over 15 minutes thanks to its vastly superior harness system (better than the straps that come on the 7500 too). The 600m is plenty for blowing grass and dirt under normal conditions though.