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Old 09-24-2012, 12:37 PM
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Redmax EBZ7500 vs. EBZ8500

Going to buy a few of these blowers. Which one is the most reliable? Which one do you own and what are your problems?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:46 PM
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There's been a lot of posts here reportingt the well known problems with the early 8500's blowing up. Since then, RM has redesigned the air intake screen and a couple other things to eliminate the problem.

I've ran both, and as you probably know from reading here, I own the Husky 570 BTS which is the same basic blower as the 7500. I prefer it over the 8500/580 because it has more than enough CFM's for any purpose, but scoures the ground better when needed with its higher MPH, and that's why I bought it. It has been trouble free for 1 year now. They are both cold blooded for the first start of the day requiring 4-6 pulls, but start in one or two pulls the rest of the day IME.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:56 PM
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I own an 8500, it is very powerful. The first one I bought blew a motor, and it was replaced by Redmax no problem. The replacement has been going strong for a year, on the trailer every day. I also run BR600s, which I prefer, but I think the 8500 is a little more powerful.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:52 PM
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Bought a RM 7500 a month ago and love it! When I was trying to decide between the 7500 & 8500, my dealer told me he prefered the 7500 due to the fact the mph is higher on the 7500 verses the 8500, even though the CFM's are lower then the 8500...had me test both out and saw no real noticeable difference in power....plus the 7500 is $50 cheaper.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:11 PM
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I already bought a 7500. Its not here yet. I will buy more before the leaves fall. I have already ran a 7500, and it blows my 5 year old 8001s away. I really want an 8500, but I don't want it to blow up. I have already had that hassle with my first 8000 and the Shindaiwa 8510s.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:28 PM
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I have 3 8000's and 3 7000's and 1 7001 and my 8000's are way more powerful than my 7000 series blowers.

Are the new 7500 alot more powerful than the old 7000 or are the old 8000' more powerful than the 8500's?

Or could it be a combo of both?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:49 PM
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I have 3 8000's and 3 7000's and 1 7001 and my 8000's are way more powerful than my 7000 series blowers.

Are the new 7500 alot more powerful than the old 7000 or are the old 8000' more powerful than the 8500's?

Or could it be a combo of both?
The 7500 is not even comparable to the old 7000s and 8000s. Totally different blower. It would destroy an 8000 series. At least it does on my 8001s.. I've never used a blower so powerful. A guy that works with me (has is own yards too) couldn't handle the weight of the 8001s. He brought his brand new 7500 and it impressed the heck out of me. So light and comfortable. I've never ran an 8500 but tried one on. Very comfortable as well. Though, I've never had a problem with the weight of the 8001s and I am not very big.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:29 AM
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I have been told the old 8000 spins up more than the 8001 because it has a richer carb? so the 7500 is much more powerful than the old 7000's?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:17 PM
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I have been told the old 8000 spins up more than the 8001 because it has a richer carb? so the 7500 is much more powerful than the old 7000's?
The 7500 blows harder than both the older 7000 series, and the older 8000 series. The only thing that blows harder currently in terms of CFM is the 8500, but the 7500 has much higher MPH which makes them pretty much an equal in the real world, and the 7500 weighs less and cost less.
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