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Old 05-11-2010, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for all the input. The overwhelming feedback is that tube control is the way to go, which just goes to show that the R&D guys are earning their pay!

Some changes to the caps on newer models have already been made and we continue to look to find ways to improve its performance.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:41 PM
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Great to hear! Will there be new caps to retrofit onto the older models?
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:54 PM
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Great to hear! Will there be new caps to retrofit onto the older models?
They should be free as a recall
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:44 PM
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funny, im in the northeast, RI actually and almost everyone around here runs redmax with hip controls.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:30 AM
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Mikes, any insight as to why the hip controls are preferred by these folks?
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:13 AM
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Honestly I cannot speak for the majority. If I had to take an educated guess I'd say its because of dealer support. I wouldn't even know where to go to pick up stihl. No offense. Redmax seems to be everywhere, and a lot of guys around here use walkers and wrights. The dealer that services those two machines happens to service redmax. Makes life a little easier one stop shopping. The only time I've used tube controls was on a home cheapo echo,, and I think that just turned me off. I like to use me left hand to set the throttle then I have that hand free. Hope that helps a little
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:20 AM
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No offense taken. We are completely behind the value of the dealer to the professional user. That's why we only sell through them

Appreciate the open and frank feedback.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:14 PM
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Handle housing material

I just lost a BR320 due to the fiberglass material that the handle is made out of breaking and falling off my trailer while traveling on the highway. maybe a different composit material that does not get brittle from the sun should be used. It was an older blower maybe they have changed the material already.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:35 PM
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dhnorf: I will pass this on to our product managers. Thanks
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:15 PM
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I'll admit to not owning a backpack blower. I do intend to get the BR600 before fall, and do prefer the tube controls.
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