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Old 05-26-2012, 09:27 PM
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Hello everyone! i am looking at buying a new backpack blower in the next month or so , and I cannot make up my mind. I'm debating between either redmax or stihl. My dealer sells both. here are the models I'm debating between:
stihl br 430
stihl br 550
redmax ebz 6500 rh
red max ebz 7500 rh

I already have a stihl trimmer and like them, but their blowers seem a little weak. However, when i see a redmax they look very dirty and have a lot of buildup on them. Is this a problem with redmax itself, or just the user? any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:26 AM
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Don't waste your money on anything other than a Stihl or Husqvarna, either the 600 magnum or the top of the line husky, anything thing else is a waste of money.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:31 AM
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Must be a user problem,
Redmax EBZ7500 for sure!
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:36 AM
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Actually redmax and husky's are the same thing
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:39 AM
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Actually redmax and husky's are the same thing
They have merged like Shindaiwa and Echo, but I looked at both side by side and there are a couple things different, and I decided on the Redmax even though it was a few more $$, personal preference for me...
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:40 AM
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Must be a user problem,
Redmax EBZ7500 for sure!
I second that! The redmaxes are dirty cause they're doing their job.I can move rocks with mine.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:43 AM
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Maybe a lil different cosmetically but performance wise they are the same
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:54 AM
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Thanks for the responses everyone! I was leaning towards the redmax ebz 7500 rh a little bit already and so it is good to know that all the buildup around the muffler and carb is just from user neglect (I know it sounds weird, but i even like my lawn stuff to look nice ) I have one thing that is husqvarna and it works well now, but when i bought it, it came with a bad carburetor So after that i'm a little leery of the husqvarna line even tho the redmax and husqvarna are owned by the same people.
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Stihl FS-90R
Husqvarna 125e edger
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Troy bilt Backpack blower 32cc
Echo ES-1000 hand blower (not currently working)
Assorted hand tools

Have 8 accounts (+1 vacationer) and continue to grow.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:42 AM
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I have a Husqvarna 580 which is the Redmax 8500 with the addition of a padded waist belt and chest strap. The thing is amazing...anything else seems like a toy to me now. I bought it thinking I would only use it for cleanups, but it's saving me a lot of time on my mowing route. With an extra extension tube on it I can blow clippings off hard surfaces from 30 feet away.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:02 PM
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Get the 600 magnum! It is not worth saving $50 on the 550
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