Redmax 8000?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnmaniac883, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ok guys, im going to be needing a good bp blower soon. I have a large church parking lot to maintain along with the surrounding grounds. This is my only commercial accnt but I have 15 - 20 residentials. I am asking for your opinion on the Redmax 8000 blowers. Those who have used these, how well do they work? Also if you could throw in a baseline price so that I dont get jipped when trying to get one. Thanks
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    We bought 3 last October. They are pretty impressive to say the least. Think I paid like $525 each.
     
  3. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You might want to talk to Travis at Landscape Supply, he has the best deals on the 8000's
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    What about any warantee work then??? As I seem to remember, you are SOL.
     
  5. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
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    I was looking at the 8000 model earlier today and it was listed at $529.
    The less powerful 7001 was $489 and a few pounds lighter. I'm not getting any younger. 25# plus 5# of fuel is a lot to lug around and put on and take off several times each day. The difference in CFMs is about 240, which is significant (35% stronger).

    The 8000 has a 2 year warranty vs 1 year for the 7001.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am 50 and have both. The little extra weight is nothing compared to the power of the 8000...plus you will finish sooner.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    The weight is the MOST important thing when you are going around parking lots. We have 2 BIG HEAVY PB650 that use a lot of gas and take a lot of maintenance if you really use them. Get $400 Stihl BR420 it will be just fine for BOTH the church parking lot and the residential. If you need a lot of blow power we got a 13HP Billy Goat walkbehind that we use on parking lots when there is a lot of leaves. Billy is bigger than 2.5 Redmax 8000 units according to advertisement and I belive it.
     
  8. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Redmax 8000 and love the power. However, for the summer work, I use my old Echo PB403.

    The Redmax is great for leafwork and for blowing clippings in the spring, when the mowing debris sticks a little more persistently. However, the dinky little Echo is adequate this time of year. Summer mowing debris is pretty dry and dusty and to be frank, I find that the Redmax just kicks up a lot of dust that I'd rather not breathe.
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Exactly Mark. I use our Echo 750's during the normal course of the year...8000's for Fall Cleanups.
     
  10. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
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    As Rodfather says the weight is nothing. My daughter works with us and she can handle it with no problem. As far as warranty work, we bought ours from Travis and a key broke on the the fan shaft. Took it to the dealer I buy eXmark from and it was fixed within the day. Maybe it depends on the local dealer?
    Mark
     

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