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Old 08-23-2006, 09:27 PM
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I was leaning towards the shindaiwa, but Im starting to go toward the redmax here are some stats on both redmax noise level 78db eng 71.9cc weight 24.9 air speed 203 max air air volume 943cm war. 2 years comm. 2 yr homeowner shindaiwa-engine-79.7cc 4.5 hp air volume 952 w/o tube with tube 762 noise 75db and 65 db in hush mode weight 24.5 also the rt model only has rapid fire grip throttle control , hush mode for noise sensitive areas, throttle cruise control for sustained hands off operations fuel 20% better then 2 stroke
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:40 PM
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bump........
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:49 PM
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Be stupid and buy the one with valves!
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:49 PM
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Just got the redmax and couldn't be happier. Stay 2-stroke. By the way I paid $499 for my redmax and I thought that was a bit high. I'm sure if your a good talker you can get it out the door for around that (or eat the $30) Its up to you. Good luck!
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:00 PM
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My dealer said that they put a few of the new Shindaiwa 8510's out in service now and have had complaints that they use a ton of gas..much more than the 630 or the Echo PB-751's that he sells. The 8510 is much heavier as well...don't believe me...try one on!

This is info from the field from landscapers and I found it very interesting especially with gas prices hovering around $3.00 a gallon. BTW..they sell for $549.99 less a $50 mail in rebate.

I'm sticking with the Echo PB-751's...very good power, decent weight and relatively quiet....not a major gas hog either!
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:04 PM
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Redmax gets my official vote. I have one and wouldnt run anything else for a bp blower.
i Have a ebz8000 and will never buy a smaller bp. I have a handhled and a echo 410 and i only use the redmax. The thing is a beast. LawnInOrder
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:28 PM
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stay away from 4 mix technology till we see if it pans out. its too soon tom tell so be safe and get a 2 cycle. the redmax is a serious beast. no other blower even comes close that i have used. the reports that you can stand in one place and blow off the whole driveway are true!
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:25 PM
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I agree with everyone's posts. I have both the Redmax 8000 and Stihl BR600 with the 4 mix engine. For everday use, the Stihl is better designed, much lighter, more fuel efficient and it blows slightly more than the Echo PB650/750. The Redmax is heavier and sucks up more fuel but it is much stronger than the Stihl and always my blower of choice. Echo has just come out with a new blower, the 755 in the Canadian market. It's orange in colour and is a bit more powerful than the PB750
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:51 PM
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I agree with everyone's posts. I have both the Redmax 8000 and Stihl BR600 with the 4 mix engine. For everday use, the Stihl is better designed, much lighter, more fuel efficient and it blows slightly more than the Echo PB650/750. The Redmax is heavier and sucks up more fuel but it is much stronger than the Stihl and always my blower of choice. Echo has just come out with a new blower, the 755 in the Canadian market. It's orange in colour and is a bit more powerful than the PB750
Unless I am wrong both of these units are new models, why be the test engr. for the company? The big Echo PB750 is plenty big and heavy and tested. These big backpacks are not very useable year round unless you are a weight lifter. Real good in leaves not good on doing 25 small residential yards in the middle of the summer.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:01 PM
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Personally, I like my Redmax eb 6200. It has plenty of power for what I am using it for. When it goes, I will probably replace it with either an eb 7001 or an echo 755. I have seen and felt the weight of the redmax ebz8000. It has power but it is heavy. Plus, I hate being a gueinea pig for new products. JMO
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