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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    bump need some more pros and cons
     
  2. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I agree about school and work and just having fun, most people are amazed to see me with all my commericail equipment
     
  3. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    bump to the top
     
  4. mowzilla

    mowzilla LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    i have used stihl, redmax, and shindaiwa for hundreds of hours (between working for two big co's as a supervisor{work mon-thurs as a supervisor for someone else- fri-sun for myself-owned my own company for 6 mos and have done landscaping on side since high school) and to me shindaiwa/redmax are by far the best..still start good even with high hours on them..stihls get to be a pain in the #$%^&* when they get some hours on them.hard to start and break a lot, lackluster acceleration ( use fs 80rx, br420 mag, edger which is same motor as fs 80 rx) . i have had more problems with stihl this year than ever ( changed day job co's this year-all stihl..i get so tired of constant breakdowns on everything-trimmers/blowers/edgers/you name it..AND YES ITS MAINTAINED :) ) 13 yr old redmax i own is still like new..runs great. i miss the shinny stuff at trugreen (but that's about it) .. see what i use in my signature.. i am going all shindaiwa from now on! anyone who has used a shinny 242 (trimmer/edger/shears) or larger or a eb632rt or larger blower and still like stihl i can't understand why..apples to apples i think shindaiwa is smoother, more powerful, and lighter ( NOTE HAVE NOT USED C4 STUFF) . next purchase for me (riverbend) eb802 shinny hands down.my redmax 4300 vs 420 mag stihl ( which i use mon-thurs) the redmax starts easier, runs stronger and blows harder.
     
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    bump bump bumpity bump
     
  6. RedSquareLandscaping

    RedSquareLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 256

    love the redmax
     
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I like it too and may gfet it, but one of my coustomer owes me a bit of money and has a nice echo blower he got from a lco before hiring me
     
  8. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Starting to have 2nd thoughts on sthil, there warrentry is only one year and all the others are 2 years
     
  9. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    bump bump bump
     
  10. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    The Stihl BR 600 has a 2-year warranty on the 4-MIX engine, if you run on Stihl Ultra (white bottle) oil, and mid-grade 89+ octane fuel. At least this is what my dealer told me. He said if you don't use the Stihl Ultra you loose your warranty. I think that's kind of crazy, but if you can get a two year warranty on the engine, that's a good thing. Still, your best bet for the price is likely an Echo PB-755ST. Same power as the BR 600, but has a 2-stroke engine that is well proven with little maintenance required. And you can use just about any gas or oil you want in it.
     

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