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Finally bit the bullet again!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnNeedz, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. LawnNeedz

    LawnNeedz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 580

    I was going to check out some backpack blowers this afternoon at my local dealer. To my suprise they had just started carrying Redmax equipment and recieved some equipment today. I ended up biting the bullet and getting the ebz8001. It was a little more than I was looking to spend but I could not see myself buying some of the other brands with there "NEW" 2 stroke engines. This thing has certainly got the power. At full throttle it is kinda hard to move forward.

    Seems like every time I turn around I am buying new equipment. So far this year I have purchased

    John Deere 757
    Kawasaki trimmer
    Kawasaki edger
    Kawasaki hedge trimmer
    14ft landscape trailer
    Quick 36 Samurai
    Redmax ebz 8001
    Honda commercial 21"

    I will try to get some picks of all of my new equipment posted tomorrow for all who are interested.
  2. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 857

    I have that blower too....and I just bought a EB7000. Honestly, my guys are using the 7000 more. It has almost equal moving force, but it weights about 1/2 as much. I would use the 7000 over the ebz8 for grass. Leaves time I favor the EBZ8.
  3. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,162

    I have 4 EBZ 8001's. I gave my brother in law my last old 7001. I feel like I'm wasting time with the 7001. Its no longer available. My employees agree.
  4. fergman

    fergman LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 286

    put a few bricks together on concrete and walk forward while you blow them. they fly. the 8001 is definately better than the eb8510 for power and reliability:weightlifter: but it is heavy though.
  5. LawnNeedz

    LawnNeedz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 580

    Not only is it heavy but it is huge as well. I look like I am wearing a jet pack on my back.
  6. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    The weight difference between the ebz8001 and the eb7001 is only about 4lbs.
  7. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 857

    Cant be. I own both, and the EBZ8000 is so much heavier, and overall much bigger. The stratocharged engines are crap anyhow. I like both, but prefer the 7000 for grass.
  8. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    I, also own both machines.

    Straight from the horsey's mouth:

    • EB7001-RH Backpack Blower
    • Dry Weight: 21.4 lbs
    • EBZ8000-RH BackPack Blower
    • Dry Weight: 24.9 lbs
    • EBZ8001-RH Backpack Blower
    • Dry Weight: 25.4 lbs

  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Congrats... give it some break-in hours and then you'll get to see what it's really made of.
  10. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    What are you guys paying for the EB-blowers?

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