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Old 08-26-2006, 07:44 PM
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Yeah Dan, I looked at the Redmax too. Looked like the Shinny was just put together better. Plus, the Shindaiwa dealer in my area is great.

Hey lawnboy dan, where in north Florida are you located? I'm on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, about 35 minutes north of Pensacola Florida. Currently watching the Weather Channel for updates on Ernesto.
hope all you pan handle boys have good luck with the storm,may be it will keep going west,you all need to stand on the beach with those blowers and blow it away. be safe
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an't that a kick in the head
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:47 AM
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if you like to go home early you should have gotten the 8000!

I thought I was a good fit for EZ 8000, but the weight @25# has some issue. I am only 5' 7", 155 lbs. The 7001 fits better along with great discount on price. You think you really feelmuch of difference on the blow between 7001 & 8000? They are like almost $120 apart on price.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:42 AM
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I thought I was a good fit for EZ 8000, but the weight @25# has some issue. I am only 5' 7", 155 lbs. The 7001 fits better along with great discount on price. You think you really feelmuch of difference on the blow between 7001 & 8000? They are like almost $120 apart on price.
There is no comparison, there are three different tools I own that blow me away - 1 HUSTLER SUPER Z 2 MARAYUMA HDUTY HEDGE TRIMMERS 3 REDMAX 8000. With the RED 8000 in most cases there is no need for a street blower. I can do big properties faster with a back pack rather than using a streetblower backpack combo,yes eventually I will have to get a steet blower but until that job arises the 8000 leaves all my 7001 at home for backup! As far as weight you get used to it, if it doesn't kill you it will only make you stronger?
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:46 PM
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i also agree the 8000 is in a class by its self in terms of power but i found it to be over kill for every day use. i just use mine for severe leaf jobs etc. i am located in jax some one asked and i hope ernesto goes away! nothing worse than hurricane clean up work! . 2 yrs ago when we got hammered by cains i almost quit the buisness. it was truly every lco,s nitemare!
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:04 PM
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There is no comparison, there are three different tools I own that blow me away - 1 HUSTLER SUPER Z 2 MARAYUMA HDUTY HEDGE TRIMMERS 3 REDMAX 8000. With the RED 8000 in most cases there is no need for a street blower. I can do big properties faster with a back pack rather than using a streetblower backpack combo,yes eventually I will have to get a steet blower but until that job arises the 8000 leaves all my 7001 at home for backup! As far as weight you get used to it, if it doesn't kill you it will only make you stronger?

May be next year or later for EBZ 8000, I couldn't resist getting 7001 cause I really spent $69 out of my pocket after discount, rebates from cards, and extra money from other allowances. Yeah, make me stronger but if which one saves money better I take that one.
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:29 PM
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Im hearing alot about the redmax 8000,little about the shin 8510rt,arg------- this is killing me.Have the money for either one, but I want to get the best, is 224 mph overkill, I like the little extras like the cruise control and hush mode on the shin, but sounds like not much experiance with the shin by anyone, anybody have anymore input.- HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:35 PM
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My friend has both and likes the Shindy more he hasn't had a breakdown yet. I run all 8000's I might try an 8510 next.
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:37 PM
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Im hearing alot about the redmax 8000,little about the shin 8510rt,arg------- this is killing me.Have the money for either one, but I want to get the best, is 224 mph overkill, I like the little extras like the cruise control and hush mode on the shin, but sounds like not much experiance with the shin by anyone, anybody have anymore input.- HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Of those two...RedMax all the way.

The new Shindaiwa has the 4-mix engine and they are not proven yet...they have had a lot of problems with the trimmer 4 mix engines...a LOT of problems
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:49 PM
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My buddy's crew has been running that 8510 since last August non stop that's proven to me. It was running nine hrs a day during leaf season.
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:22 PM
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My buddy's crew has been running that 8510 since last August non stop that's proven to me. It was running nine hrs a day during leaf season.

Since last August 2005??? What? Is this EB 8510 just coming out? Some of dealers have not got them in. In fact, field report just printed in this month Turf magazine, how your friend got hold of this?
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