Blower

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by J Dawg, May 26, 2012.

  1. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
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    Hello everyone! i am looking at buying a new backpack blower in the next month or so :cool2: , and I cannot make up my mind. :hammerhead: 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! :)
     
  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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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.
     
  3. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Actually redmax and husky's are the same thing
     
  5. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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...
     
  6. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I second that! The redmaxes are dirty cause they're doing their job.I can move rocks with mine.
     
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Maybe a lil different cosmetically but performance wise they are the same
     
  8. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
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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 :laugh: ) I have one thing that is husqvarna and it works well now, but when i bought it, it came with a bad carburetor :dizzy: So after that i'm a little leery of the husqvarna line even tho the redmax and husqvarna are owned by the same people.
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  10. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 680

    Get the 600 magnum! It is not worth saving $50 on the 550
     

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