Red Max Ebz8001 Sthil Br 600 Kaw KRB750B Shindiawa EB802 or EB8520 Echo PB-755SH

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by mowerdude777, Jul 28, 2009.

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What blower?

  1. Redmax

    33.7%
  2. Shindiaiwa

    18.7%
  3. Sthil

    36.1%
  4. Echo

    12.7%
  5. Kawasaki

    4.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    i like rmax a lot, I love my edger and trimmer. I am leaning tward The 7001 or8001, the main thing I do not like about it is how heavy it is, the sthil is nice as well, My fav peice of equipment is my exmark 48 and my 2401 trimmer
     
  2. mictrik

    mictrik LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Most people seem to follow the leader with anything in life and hence Stihl and Redmax receiving the most references but I would not look to a 4 cycle blower (Stihl) unless I had too and the Redmax EBZ8001 is a bit heavy. The EBZ7001 is much more reasonable in terms of weight but less powerful than the Shindaiwa EB802 which is also 2cycle and relatively light. I own an EB802 and can only say good things about it and so far I have not heard of any issues with the unit. Though sporting a larger displacement than the EBZ8001 (79cc vs 72cc) the EB802 is less weight and more comfortable. Power is comparable to the EBZ8001 and the build quality is second to none. Given the fact that you can purchase the Shindaiwa EB802 for 50.00 less than the 8001, I think that it should be a no brainer to go with an Shindaiwa EB802 at this time.
     
  3. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,345

    We've run SHin, Redmax and sthil. We still have the Sthil BR600 which gets almost no use. The Shins where sold and the Redmax are preferred. We run the Redmax EB7001 and EBZ8001
     
  4. mictrik

    mictrik LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    You sold your EB802's or other Shindaiwa blowers?
     
  5. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 854

    BR600 ALL DAY. Most landscapers have had to do little to no service on these units till after two seasons work. New filters, spark plug, quick valve adjustment, throttle adjustment, and off for a another two seasons of hard work, before there seen again. More powerful, more comfortable, and more environmentally friendly and fuel effecient.
     
  6. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,345

    No EB630's

    I looked at the new Shin but after many issues with the new Shin trimmers I choose not to go the Shin route right now.
     
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Thursday bump
     
  8. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,466

    The company I used to work for had a shin. blower, it had a mind of it's own and was heavy, the redmax 7001's were heavy and very uncomfortable, my BR600 is by far the best blower.
     
  9. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Also thinkin about the rmax 5001 or 7001
     
  10. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    as well as the shiny EB633RT
     

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