Originally Posted by smallengineshop
Did you look @ the Maruyamas at all? Maybe you dont have a dealer close. The 8200 is 450.44 (64.7cc) and the 5100 is 353.91 (45.5cc) prices are with IL tax.
Still waiting to hear about their future. As they are re-badged Kawasakis. They are excellent. Very reliable. But even the 8200 falls short of the Redmax 7050 (by quite a bit). I have a kawasaki krb700 (older version of the Maru 8200but almost identical). It's been an absolute champ of a blower. Dead reliable for years. Packed away for three years and then back into service for another couple years. Despite being worn out virtually everywhere, it still starts and runs in one or two pulls. I just might buy a new harness, and replace the busted heat shield. Trouble is Kaw handheld and Maru parts network is non-existant. Slow and expensive.
Absolutely a well made blower for regular use. Not my fist choice for leaf season.
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