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Old 08-30-2006, 06:46 PM
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Went and looked at both today, the shins kind of misleading- its 224mph with the optional nozzle- 207mph with the stock nozzle, it also only has one year commercial warrenty, the red max has 2 years. darn, still cant decide
All this over a backpack blower ?,what a joke!
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:18 PM
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Shindaiwa EB8510 RT

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have a Shindaiwa EB8510 RT version with the throttle on the tube (which the guys really like)... we bought it on 4-12-2006 so it was one of the first ones out (first one our dealer sold anyway). We love the blower... gobs of power even in hush mode, it will clean caked, erroded dirt off a sidewalk in a heartbeat. For one of our jobs they have a really long driveway and it clears it way faster than we can walk it. It is heavier than our older EB500 and yes for normal daily the use, the old EB500 was fine but I do like the tone of the C4 engine and the added power. The mega power should really pay back this fall for leaf clean up time.
I'm sure the RedMax would be fine (never heard much bad about them) but in our area the Shindaiwa dealer is much better so we run a lot of Shindaiwa equipment C4 and 2 stroke and it's all been perfect for us... no problems.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:31 PM
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joke???? $500.00 out of my pocket for the wrong blower wouldnt be to funny!
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:41 PM
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joke???? $500.00 out of my pocket for the wrong blower wouldnt be to funny!
Make sure you get the one with the valves, boy I can't wait to see your post when it comes time to get a mower.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:47 PM
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nothing wrong with valves if your smart enough to do your own maint.
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:39 PM
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Sorry, my goal here is really not the mechanics, Im looking for the machine that is going to get the job done the quickest, with the least amount of effort possible
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:10 PM
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bump.........
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:16 PM
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Let this freakin thread die already!

Your question has been answered over and over and over........
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:06 PM
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Have you guys noticed that the Shindaiwa 8510 has a belt running the valves?? High quality??
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:23 PM
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Ohc

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Have you guys noticed that the Shindaiwa 8510 has a belt running the valves?? High quality??
Correct, like most OHC engines it has a belt... same goes for the Honda Overhead cam engines (both in cars and small engines). A lot of engines use timing belts... my Honda EU2000i generator has a timing belt inside as well and it has zillion hours on it. A few small OHC engines do use timing chains instead of belts (like some robin-subaru engines) but I've neber heard where one was really better than the other.
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