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Old 11-11-2013, 07:00 PM
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Real-world test of the Redmax ebz 8500

Well, I have been a Stihl guy for over a decade, but I must admit the ebz 8500 blows more air than the BR 600. And not just by a little bit, it seems like 20% or even more. The Stihl in my opinion is only superior in (2) areas, comfort, and fuel consumption. The Redmax is a BEAST with leaves. It moves massive piles of leaves with ease. If you do one time clean-up's, this is the machine for you. I have yet to get into a situation that this machine can not just over power. We only do .5 -- .75 acre lots, and we can blow from the back to the curb with no issue. The EBZ has a much wider pattern, which took a tank or so to get used to. Since the Stihl necks down the end tube for more CFM, it blows a much more narrow pattern. I'm a convert, ALL HAIL THE REDMAX EBZ 8500!!!!!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:09 AM
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Yes, the 8500 is a monster. Also, the 7500 is just behind it in the leaf department. Both of these blowers annihilate any other blower in the power department. One is a hurricane and the other is a tornado. I just can't imagine how I ever lived without these blowers. They are a huge time saver. I remember 15 years ago with junk, underpowered backpacks and handhelds. Now it is somewhat fun to blow leaves.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:14 AM
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Been using my Husq 570BTS (basically a RedMax 7500) and Im very impressed with it as well. Just a homeowner with a lot of leaves (that arent even from my own trees!), so I usually do a little at a time until nothing is left. Thought about the 580BTS instead but saved the $$$ and weight....I might have liked the wider pattern of the 580, I wonder if you can put the same fluted out tip on the 570 and get similar results.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:07 AM
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I have both blowers. Yes the 8500 has way more power but in defense of the 600 it is more comfortable and great for jobs that doesn't require moving mountains of leaves.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:18 AM
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Anyone having trouble with the Redmax fouling plugs?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:29 AM
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Have had no plug issues yet. It does take an extra couple of pulls to start it cold. Time will tell if it holds up as well as my BR 600's. Have a couple that are well used and still work great.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:33 AM
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Yep the 8500 always starts on the 4th pull.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:32 PM
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Anyone having trouble with the Redmax fouling plugs?
Had mine for over a year and the more it runs the better it runs. I run Amsoil @ 80:1 and OPTI-2 @ 80:1 . No fouling or issues of any kind. Best blower made hands down.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:29 PM
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Redmax ebz 8500

Yep, the blow. Big, heavy, acquired, temperamental an suck down 2 stroke mix like a thirsty double humped camel n'at..
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:51 PM
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We use 2 8500's makes quick work of leaves
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