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Redmax 160 24.06%
Stihl 262 39.40%
Echo 178 26.77%
Shindaiwa 64 9.62%
Husqvarna 38 5.71%
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:47 PM
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i have blown with the stihl br 600 and br 600 mag ( have a 2010 br 600 mag at day job) and i own a shindaiwa eb8520...

i have said it before and i will say it again (maybe its how i blow and how i adapt each blower to what i am doing) the shindaiwa will out blow anything save the new echo pb-770 and maybe a redmax 8100(the newest one)..

the shinny runs longer, stronger, and i have had zero issues with it vs stihl inconsistent running, have to switch a "flapper" behind the air filter for cold weather..running out of gas with some left in tank ( mag is better) ..etc..etc..

that's my honest opinion with the last two leaf seasons of testing to back it up..
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:45 PM
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Redmax is the best. Stihl and others have new 4mix type engines. Reading up on them, the Stihl has 30 something working parts. That's no good to me when I can get a better blower with only 3 working parts. Less down time, longer lasting. I bought EBZ7150's this time and they are the best I have ever had.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:03 AM
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I just got a RedMax EBZ8001 from Stephen Roy in Johnston RI. I've only had it for a few hours and I love it. I've been landscaping under someone for the past 3 years and Steve is helping me equip myself so that I can take on more and more side jobs.

This RedMax is amazing, in the past I've used a Stihl 440 and a Kawasaki 600(?). The Stihl has been the crews favorite but they have no idea what kind of power these RedMax's push out.

I got this knowing that there will be some time before I can afford to buy a push blower. I wanted the biggest and baddest blower and I couldn't be happier.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:59 PM
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BR 550, very powerful, very dependable.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:55 AM
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buy tanaka not redmax. redmax is junk and they do not stand behind the units.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:43 PM
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ECHO.... thats all you need!!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:53 AM
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ECHO.... that's all you need!!!
Echo backpack, string trimmers, hedge trimmers, chainsaw etc...... great tools. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:11 PM
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RedMax 7100 by far killer blower best blower I have ran yet
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:21 PM
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RedMax 7100 by far killer blower best blower I have ran yet
I have never even seen or held a Redmax. How does it compare to the Echo PB 755t?
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:13 AM
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echo pb 770t my br 600 was junk
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