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Old 08-26-2013, 09:27 PM
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I don't know what happene d to my other post, but I said I would say what Stihl told me, regardless if they said I was wrong. They said the BR400 came out in 1988 and the BR420 came out in 2000. There's simply no way that your 420's are 22 years old bro.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:16 AM
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Red Max all the way. You are wasting time otherwise.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:14 PM
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Red Max all the way. You are wasting time otherwise.
Actually, I would be wasting a lot of time if I did go with RedMax. As stated earlier, the closest Redmax dealer is 22 miles away.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:15 PM
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Okay, I bought the Stihl BR600. I have been using it for about a week and a half. WOW! What a difference. I love this thing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:07 PM
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Rdwittmann. I wasn't trying to send you too far out of your way. If you ever come across a Red Max 8050 or 8500 compare it to your Stihl and let us know what you think. To be clear I am not flaming you-let's work together and give our friends out there some honest feedback. Enjoy the blower my friend. I love my Stihl Kombi 90 and 45trimmer. Those things rock-two thumbs up!
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:08 PM
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Rdwittmann. I wasn't trying to send you too far out of your way. If you ever come across a Red Max 8050 or 8500 compare it to your Stihl and let us know what you think. To be clear I am not flaming you-let's work together and give our friends out there some honest feedback. Enjoy the blower my friend. I love my Stihl Kombi 90 and 45trimmer. Those things rock-two thumbs up!
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I have the FS85T which is the first version of the Kombi. I think I got it in 93. I may be off by a year of two. Anyway, that thing has been a tank. I want to get the kombi110 and use the fs85 as a back-up. Only reason is, the 85 is getting pretty old.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:52 PM
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My sthil blowers have not lasted more than 2 years, echos about 4, Kawasaki several years and no complaints. I have a Tanaka 7800 that I bought on ebay new about 6 or 7 years ago. It has the most power, starts right up and no issues. The downside to it is it is heavier than any other ones I have. It is the first one I go to when helping my guys blow off.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:33 AM
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This is the kind of info that's useful, thanks, bro. Looking at two RedMax 7500's as we have a dealer in town, he has Tanaka's also and I run Tanaka trimmer's, but haven't looked at Backpack Blowers, do they even still make them?
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:09 AM
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Buy the 8500.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:22 AM
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Why the 8500? I realize they are more powerful, but not that much more so and the 8500's are about $90 more apiece. Anything on that model I am missing? If they have a more proven track record then the money is worth it but is it?
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