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.


What blower?

  1. Redmax

  2. Shindiaiwa

  3. Sthil

  4. Echo

  5. Kawasaki

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mictrik

    mictrik LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Many people who are die hard Stihl seem like they are Stihl groupies. Stihl is a high quality manufacturer of chainsaws and other power equipment not a football team. I am sure that the BR600 is a good blower and I own a few Stihl products and like them but a 2 cycle engine is a simpler engine and out of the two the Redmax EBZ8001 would be my choice. If you are open to Shindaiwa check out the EB802/RT I own one and so far it has been flawless.
  2. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I am open to any brand, but red max is my perfered brand, you have some sweet equipment for a home owner, but whats up with the reel mower with all of that nice equipment:dizzy:
  3. mictrik

    mictrik LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Well, I recently acquired most of the lawn maintenance toys. I am in the process of landscaping my house but for the past few years I did nothing and paid a company to mow and cleanup. By landscaping I have reduced my lawn so that it is easily manageable with the reel mower so i went with the Scotts reel mower for its adjustability. I figured all i needed was a blower (many trees oaks etc..) and a string trimmer. I found a landscaper selling the trimmers and a the stihl chainsaw and bought them all for a very low price so now i have more "toys" than i need. Both string trimmers are great and I will likely put a brush blade on the stihl and use the echo for general trimming. The EB802RT makes short work of cleanup and has been a real time saver for me.
    I would like to say that it is very impressive that at 14 you are so serious about work and in-turn have started your own business. At 14 I mowed a few lawns for some of my parents neighbors but i used my parents equipment, you are way ahead of that. My only advice is not to let your business pursuit interfere with your school. Your education (and having fun) should be your primary objective at this time. That said, I am sure that your parents are quite proud of you...
  4. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Wnet to the dealer today, br 600 $500 rmax 8001 $ 550 7001 $500, looks like I am getting a used blower Echo is 450
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    bump bimpity bump
  6. borwicks

    borwicks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 615

    7001 for everyday use. 8001 for spring and fall cleanups
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I think I will go with the 7001, I do not need a special blower for use only durring fall and spring
  8. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

  9. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    Get the older EB7001 if you are settled on RedMax. 62cc, no catalyst, no strato-charging, no warm-up, is lighter than the new ones by a couple of pounds. It is the best blower ever made. My friends own one, and they like it over their 8000. It starts right up, and has quite a bit more power than their new strato-charged 7001. Not the new EBZ7001.
  10. RedSquareLandscaping

    RedSquareLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 256

    Redmax is the way to go

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