Originally Posted by cutterdown
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.