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. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    I have a 550 which in my opinion is just as good as the 600, with only a tad less power. Its a great blower.
     
  2. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    realy considering shiny, a local dealer has the 802 for $100 off and it comes with a z5gallon water cooler
     
  3. mictrik

    mictrik LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Personally I would choose a 2-stroke over a 4-stroke when given a chance. I consider the 2-stroke inherently more reliable due to simplicity of design. The 3 major big 2-strokes are the Echo 755, Redmax 8001 and the Shindaiwa eb802. They are all very good and i bought the one i found the most comfortable with the best price. I am sure the Kawasaki is very good too. I am also sure that the Stihl Br600 is also a very good blower but since it is a 4 stroke i dismissed it. I bought my EB802 for $400.00 out the door and I think it was a great deal at that price. The unit is very powerful making short work of cleanups and so far it has been perfectly reliable.
     
  4. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    If you can get $100 off the Shindaiwa EB802, DONT by anything else! The Shindaiwa EB802 is THE best blower on the market, bar none. It's exceptionally well built, highly reliable, and hurricane-like powerful. At that price, hurry and get it.
     
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I would allready have it but I am getting a trailer in a few days ( hopefuly) other wise i would have it but the offer ends oct 15 so I most likely will have cash for it
     
  6. gogreenmaureen

    gogreenmaureen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I can't compare. I've only used RedMax. But I see Sthil and RedMax only around here.
     
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I am going for redmax I think, unless I can get some good reasons not to, I love my redmax edger and trimmer, so I might as well get a red max blower, I think I will get this in a few weeks
     
  8. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    Get a used EB7001 (not EBZ7001) off of eBay if you do go RedMax. My friends have both, and the say the power is way better on the older one, and the older EB7001 is a lot more reliable than the newer one. No strange warm-up and bogging problems. I had a Shindaiwa EB630 (which has the EB7001's engine), and it was very reliable, and lightweight. It did use a lot of gas though.
     
  9. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    For those who know, is there a big diffrence in the 7001 and the 8001
     
  10. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,998


    YES.
    after using a 8001, the 7001 is a waste of time. At one time the 7001 was as good as you could get...but time is money. Saving a $100 in price, is wasting a $1000 in time.
     

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