how does the eb7000 compare to the eb5000

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnboyoung, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
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    i have almost saved enough money to get a eb5000 but i would like to know how good a job it does .if it is good enough or not.or if i should just suck it up and get a eb7000.
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    think ya mean a 8000...the 8000 is miles apart from the 7000 series in terms of performance
     
  3. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
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    no redmax makes a eb500.i want to know how good it is
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    sorry I know absol zilch about it
     
  5. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The main reason I have the smaller Redmax is the power-to-weight ratio. I can't remember every single number, but I thought the 5000 was a better buy for ME - I don't clean-up a tremendous amount of leaves. Also, the 7001 is MUCH louder & heavier than the 5000. Just my opinion. :usflag:
     
  6. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    I don't know about the 5000, my experience is with the 7001 which I am now replacing with the 8001 (The 7001 is a good machine however the 8001 is even better.). I look at it like this, bite the bullet now and cry once over the extra money spent on a better piece of equipment or cry everytime the unit you saved a few bucks on isn't able to do the job it is needed for. All that aside, what you need is a unit with a higher mph rating over a high cfm. As I understand it the mph moves the wet hard stuff where the cfm works better on light large volume piles. I would compare the mph on the 7001 and the 8001. If it isn't close, or regardless, I would spend the extra money and look at it as a wise investment.
     
  7. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
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    No comparison.

    EBZ5000Q-

    • Air Volume: 590 cfm
    • Air Speed: 142 mph

    EBZ5000-

    • Air Volume: 678 cfm
    • Air Speed: 173 mph

    EBZ7001-

    • Air Volume: 809 cfm
    • Air Speed: 204 mph

    EB7001-

    • Air Volume: 742 cfm
    • Air Speed: 204 mph
     
  8. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    I still use the 4401 and it does good for me. It is light and powerful. I use it for leaves and have been happy.
     
  9. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jtb40 was definily right about the weight. The 8001 is pretty heavy. If you are using it alot for small stuff I would say you definetly want to consider the weight.

    Ed
     
  10. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
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    i going to buy the ebz5000 over the ebz7001.ill let you know what i think.
     

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