7001 or 8000

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blakeg314, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
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    currently i have a Redmax 8000 and looking into a new blower.. im sticking with redmax because they are the best blowers out there and have always been very dependable.. i want to no your oponion i have operated and ran both of them but to me the 7001 just doesnt seem as powerful.. price is not an issue to me.. if you could help me out here thanks to all
     
  2. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
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    seems like u answered your own question. :dizzy:
     
  3. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
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    jay good point lol what do you use?
     
  4. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
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    shindaiwa's 630's and the c4 8615 or whatever it is. redmax dealers around here are very few and in between. good shinny dealers tho. matter of fact, all handheld stuff is shinny w/ the exception of 1 redmax trimmer
     
  5. mexiking

    mexiking LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 564

    I tested the 8000's and they were just too heavy... Changed it for a 7001 again, the 8000 sounds like an airplane...
     
  6. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
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    just found out that redmax is supposably coming out with a new blower- tthe 8001
     
  7. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 2 each and my guys fight over the 8,000's. They are just powerful and not heavy at all:weightlifter:
     
  8. lowmiler

    lowmiler LawnSite Member
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    8000 is too heavy. 7001 is a good balance of power and weight.
     
  9. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    The 7001's have been much more reliable for us. Not as much power, but at least they stay running. I would say it would depend on who is using the machine. My crew can be pretty rough on equipment, and the 8000's just had too many problems. Whether or not they are coming out with an 8001, I sure won't be the first on line to buy it, like I was with the 8000.
     
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I hate the 8000 I have it in the repair shop more then I do the jobsite. Complete junk like all other redmax products I have. Like the handheld blower also new carb needed 2 weeks after it was new. Trimmer 3000 model pos
     

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