Lost Stilh Br 400 on trailer. Good timing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by captken, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I lost my Br-400 blower today. It was suppose to be firmly secured in the Jungle Jims. However, when I got home, the unit was gone.....My worker assures me that he properly secured the item prior to transport..... It is gone...and I am not particularly upset. I have been wanting to replace this dinosaur, which is hard to start for a long time.

    What is the best to buy? The Red Max? The Echo?

    I'll have to buy a replacement come Monday, or tomorrow, Saturday, I want to know what you think is the best blower to buy and why.

    I actually wasted my time to backtrack hoping to find a pile of parts in the road. I sure hope that whoever found her, can use her. I was about ready to hurt her it in the hot July heat, because of her disposition. You know, the routine, pull on choke 4-5 times, pull an additional 3-6 pull to get it to fire off. I was the only one who knew her intimately. The newbies always flooded her, which left her useless I found time to revive her. A pain in the a**.
    I don't need that piece of doggie do. I'm glad I didn't find her because I'd be stuck with using it until either it or I wore out.

    What is the best blower on the market?
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bring up redmax or echo and you'll start a war:), do a search here for the best of opinions:)
     
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I bought the Echo 750 and love it. I saw the comparisons between just about all blowers at an open house and the Echo blew away (pardon the pun) all of them. Get out and demo for a true life comparison.
     
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How much did your Echo cost? I am shopping for the best deal in town. The place I will probably buy from sells the Echo and the Red Max, I think they are priced about the same.
     
  5. We have an echo 750 and it is one great blower, we purchased it in the spring and paid 499.00, i have seen them sell for up to 540.00.
    As it was suggested, demo whats out there and see what works for you.

    Steve :cool:
     
  6. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The power difference is monumental. The Redmax is also quieter and starts easily.

    Running well, the Stihl makes 3.35 Horsepower, the Redmax makes 4.75. That's nearly 50% more power.

    Sorry for your loss. The sad part is we sold the BR400's on EBAAY for $225-$240.00. Even as a parts junker that won't run they fetch $75 or so on EBAY.

    Ken
     
  7. lugnut#6

    lugnut#6 LawnSite Senior Member
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    shindaiwa eb630
     
  8. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
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    yup!

    shindaiwa EB630

    Dry weight * 19.7 lbs (9.0 kg)
    Displacement 3.8 in (62 cc)
    Power 3.9 hp (2.9 kw) @ 7500 rpm
    Output 201 mph (613 cfm)
    Fuel tank capacity 67.6 oz (2.0 liters)
    Noise rating 75 dB(A)


    RedMax EB7000

    Engine: Pro-G26L
    Engine Displacement: 62.0 cc
    Carburetor: Diaphragm with Purge Pump
    Ignition System: Solid State
    Fuel Capacity: 4.43 pints
    Dry Weight: 21.1 lbs
    Air Volume: 730 cfm
    Air Speed: 204 mph
    Noise Level: 73 dB(A)
    Warranty: 1 Year Commercial, 2 Years Consumer


    the shin is lighter, and only flows 4MPH slower than the RedMax. keep in mind though, RedMax measures their blowers w/ the tube off and shindaiwa measures them w/ it on(except for weight).

    im not sure on the price of the RedMax but the eb630 Shins are going for about 460-475 around here.
     
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    List is around $530 retail, I think I paid about 5 including tax.
     
  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    I never have a problem starting either my br400 or my br420. Both are great blowers, imho. Had the 400 for about 5 years now.

    :D
     

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