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Echo 770 or redmax 8500

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Dwittbecker, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Our 770H was in the field for 3 years and the first fail was primer bulb. I woud not buy any 4mix unit if you want longevity. The covers on these units are solid. For those who had PB650 UNITS this model just might match up. And if you need more blowing force you are doing some wrong (I.e. pushing leaves long distances).
     
  2. brosko

    brosko LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I just got a ebz 8500. All I can say is it is an absolute beast! Up a level from the 8000s and makes the echo 751/755s/770s almost look like toys.
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  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    So for you serviceability, longevity, and packaging isn't important.:rolleyes: Does the carburetor have fuel adjustments on them, very important after a couple years. I like keeping as much of my money as I can. Don't make the assumption they will fixeverthing that can happen to a unit, free.
     
  4. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,668

    Well LOOKS are one thing PERFORMANCE and RELIABILITY are another. Does it really matter what a blower looks like? Maybe for some I guess. I want the thing to start on the 1st or sencond pull, have enough power for jobs that require a BP. If it doesn't have enough power (leaves too thick, wet, etc) That's when you break out the push blower or you actually have too many leaves to move.
     
  5. brosko

    brosko LawnSite Member
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  6. brosko

    brosko LawnSite Member
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    Been there done that. I have had damn near every backpack you can think of. Reliability and serviceability ARE very important to me actually tge most important. I think you misunderstood me. I was talking ONLY about sheer power and air volume. My favorite blowers are actually the pb 751s, NOT the redmax 8000 or 8500s. What pisses me off most about the redmaxes is the lack of mixture adjustment screw on the carburetor and cheap plastic built quality. Ill take a 751 overall any day over any redmax. Funny thing is I agree with you completely and couldnt have said better myself, BUT in sheer blowing volume the 8500 does put the others to shame!
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  7. brosko

    brosko LawnSite Member
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    To you, I have know idea what you are even talking about. I never said anything about looks in that perspective. It makes the others "look" like toys in the way it out performs them in blowing power.
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  8. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You have to take care of the big Maxes but they are so much faster than any other backpack for doing heavy work.
     
  9. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You typed it makes it look like a toy. You did not elaborate by saying it outperforms the 770 making it SEEM like a toy. you said LOOKS and that's how I understood it. all I did was read your post. you typed looks like a toy. maybe you were thinking performance wise but you did not type that. what else would I think you're talking about ? you said looks, I don't what you're inferring just what you typed.
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  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Do you still have REdmax for sale:waving:
     

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