EB7001 or EB8000

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vanguard, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. vanguard

    vanguard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 202

    Hey guy's right now I've got a Redmax EB4401 and want to upgrade. Ive had in the bast a Stihl 400 and the small Redmax seems to have about the same power. I'm wondering if the 8000 is worth the extra $60 and the extra weight? The one thing I don't like with the Redmax is the static shock, even through the gloves. Will my socks be blown off with either the 7001 or the 8000 after using the 4401 for a while?? Thanks for the feedback :waving:

    Also, I'm sold on Redmax so Please, no other suggestion on other brands! :nono:
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    You will love either one! I have both and actually perfer the 7000 better. My employess though seem to like the 8000's. Both are great units besides a couple of flaws with the on off switches and choke levers.
  3. parttimer

    parttimer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    The 7001 is all i want on my back,i have no need for the extra weight or power.Just my 2cents :alien:
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    The 7001 is a great machine! I have demoed them and can't wait to get 1!! :drinkup: But for now my 6200 will suffice..............
  5. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    I got my Red Max EB7001 last fall, and I LOVE it!!! It isn't too heavy, and has tons of power! The difference in power between my new EB7001 and my Stihl BR320 is like night and day! I would very highly recommend a EB7001!!! :waving: :cool:
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    I have a 7001, and it is awsome, makes my 4400's feel like hand blowers. Since you already have a 4401 I'd just go for the 8000.
  7. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    I have a Stihl br400,Redmax 7000.Redmax 8000

    The stihl is like wearing a jacket

    The 7000 gets heavy after a 30 min. run

    The 8000 gets heavy after 15 mins.

    Unless your blowing tons of leaves.....Save your $60 and
    go 7001.It will blow anything in your path that's not tied down. Almost :)

    Grass Cake

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    I like the 7001 for everyday use and 8000 for leaves espically wet leaves!
  9. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I have two 7001 one 6200 one 7000.

    Unless you do clean-ups pricing by the job the 8000 to me would be a waste of gas
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    ebz8000 all the way!!!!:)

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