New Blower choice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by rdwittmann, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I don't know what happene d to my other post, but I said I would say what Stihl told me, regardless if they said I was wrong. They said the BR400 came out in 1988 and the BR420 came out in 2000. There's simply no way that your 420's are 22 years old bro.
     
  2. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
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    Red Max all the way. You are wasting time otherwise.
     
  3. rdwittmann

    rdwittmann LawnSite Member
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    Actually, I would be wasting a lot of time if I did go with RedMax. As stated earlier, the closest Redmax dealer is 22 miles away.
     
  4. rdwittmann

    rdwittmann LawnSite Member
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    Okay, I bought the Stihl BR600. I have been using it for about a week and a half. WOW! What a difference. I love this thing.
     
  5. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
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    Rdwittmann. I wasn't trying to send you too far out of your way. If you ever come across a Red Max 8050 or 8500 compare it to your Stihl and let us know what you think. To be clear I am not flaming you-let's work together and give our friends out there some honest feedback. Enjoy the blower my friend. I love my Stihl Kombi 90 and 45trimmer. Those things rock-two thumbs up!
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  6. rdwittmann

    rdwittmann LawnSite Member
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    I have the FS85T which is the first version of the Kombi. I think I got it in 93. I may be off by a year of two. Anyway, that thing has been a tank. I want to get the kombi110 and use the fs85 as a back-up. Only reason is, the 85 is getting pretty old.
     
  7. DSLS

    DSLS LawnSite Member
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    My sthil blowers have not lasted more than 2 years, echos about 4, Kawasaki several years and no complaints. I have a Tanaka 7800 that I bought on ebay new about 6 or 7 years ago. It has the most power, starts right up and no issues. The downside to it is it is heavier than any other ones I have. It is the first one I go to when helping my guys blow off.
     
  8. BLUZMAN

    BLUZMAN LawnSite Member
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    This is the kind of info that's useful, thanks, bro. Looking at two RedMax 7500's as we have a dealer in town, he has Tanaka's also and I run Tanaka trimmer's, but haven't looked at Backpack Blowers, do they even still make them?
     
  9. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Buy the 8500.
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  10. BLUZMAN

    BLUZMAN LawnSite Member
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    Why the 8500? I realize they are more powerful, but not that much more so and the 8500's are about $90 more apiece. Anything on that model I am missing? If they have a more proven track record then the money is worth it but is it?
     

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