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Old 10-30-2013, 05:30 PM
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Just bought the redmax 8500 this morning. 596$ with tax. I like it so far, I had to go looking for something to blow earlier. It's been pouring rain all day here.
with the 8500 its tough to find somethimg formitable enough to blow with it. The things almost like having a push blower on your back. You will see that as the motor is breaking in during first couple of tanks that the power will be unleashed. Its almost scary how much cfm's this blower moves.
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:24 PM
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Hi All,

New to this forum. Looking for advice.

I have a long driveway between two natural rock walls and the rock is constantly sliding off into the driveway. The larger rock I pick up, but I'd like to be able to blow the smaller rocks down the driveway and shovel at the end.

Been reading through the different opinions on this site, product reviews on other sites (Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.). Some say that these blowers can move smaller rocks (softball size and down). I am trying to decide from the following for my application based on power, reliability and ease of use (this a 4-stroke is being considered).
  • Husqvarna 560BTS - most affordable, yet powerful and good reviews
    Husqvarna 580BTS - a step up from the 580 - worth the extra $120?
    ECHO PB-770T
    Makita BBX7600N - 4 stroke (no mixing)

What would you recommend?
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:44 AM
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If emmissions are your concern then buy a Dolmar PB-7601.4 (same as the Makita) and go for a true 4stroke with more guts than the BR600. Cleaner, quieter, more power and more reliable in my opinion.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:58 PM
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Hi All,

New to this forum. Looking for advice.

I have a long driveway between two natural rock walls and the rock is constantly sliding off into the driveway. The larger rock I pick up, but I'd like to be able to blow the smaller rocks down the driveway and shovel at the end.

Been reading through the different opinions on this site, product reviews on other sites (Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.). Some say that these blowers can move smaller rocks (softball size and down). I am trying to decide from the following for my application based on power, reliability and ease of use (this a 4-stroke is being considered).
  • Husqvarna 560BTS - most affordable, yet powerful and good reviews
    Husqvarna 580BTS - a step up from the 580 - worth the extra $120?
    ECHO PB-770T
    Makita BBX7600N - 4 stroke (no mixing)

What would you recommend?
Husky 580 will move gravel, plain and simple.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:33 PM
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If you want the Highest CFM then go for the the Husky 580. Same as the Redmax 8500 except has better straps.

I like the concept of a 4 stroke with no oil/gas mixing but untill they start making the same CFMs as the Husky 580 or Redmax 8500 i will not consider them for a Backpack.
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They are not true 4 strokes you still have to mix oil and gas.
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