Check this out!! BLOWERS

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by christoff, Dec 20, 2007.


which Blower

  1. Echo PB 755

  2. Redmax 7001

  3. Redmax 8001

  1. christoff

    christoff LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I just stumbled across this website.
    Which blower would you buy. I currently have a 3-4 year old Redmax 7001

    Echo PB 755 --- $430 free shipping

    Redmax 7001 --- $420 free shipping

    Redmax 8001 --- $485 free shipping
  2. puddin' pie

    puddin' pie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

  3. ALBsun1

    ALBsun1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    i have that echo, it is a Beast. would recommend it. i think that is about $50less than i paid last year. Seems to start better with the 89 octane in the mix rather than the 87.
  4. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    None of those. Stihl BR 600 is my choice.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Same here, those are all 2nd rate blowers, they're not bad but the price is about right, might as well get a br550 for that, they're all along those 500-600 cfm lines... Although that is nice and powerful, but the br-600 dumps 700cfm's in comparison.
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Kinda late to be buying a blower aint it??? I chose the 7001 beause I just bought one and like it!
  7. windsory

    windsory LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    I don't know if I understand you correctly but the EB7001 has 742 cfm and the EB8001 has over 800. And then theres the EBZ8001 that has over 900 cfm. Perhaps you're talking about cfm at the tube?

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    The Stihl site quote shows cfm at end of tube and at housing. The Redmax shows just at the housing. For direct comparison, numbers from each website at the housing:

    Redmax EB7001: 742cfm
    Redmax EBZ7001: 809cfm
    Redmax EBZ8000: 943cfm
    Redmax EBZ8001: 915cfm

    Stihl BR600: 1012cfm

    It all comes down to preference. I own a 7001, and have had nothing but problems. It's had the short block replaced within the last 3 months and still isn't right. I will be buying a new BR600 next spring. I would like to buy an 8001, but after my problems (I'm sure they are remote) I don't trust the Redmax brand any more. PLUS, my dealer support for Stihl is MUCH better.
  9. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,546

    That is just the price they cost here. give or take $20 bucks
  10. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    ebz 8001 second rate blower?:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:Here we go with which freaking blower crap again. Just buy what you want and don't worry which one you should get.

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