Redmax backpack blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Chuckduck, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Blowing power. Nothing beats the 580/8500. I have both the 570 and 580. The 570 is lighter and less bulky and is great for everyday mow, blow and go use, but it doesn't blow like the 580 for leaves, cleanups, debris, etc...
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  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    Buy an 8500/580 and never buy anything else every again. It simply out blows anything on the market
     
  3. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Now I Havel to go and find the best price on a 8500 ! Any suggestions or is anyone here selling one ?
     
  4. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    I buy from the closest dealer with the best service. Price is going to be close to same at all dealers.
     
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    7500/570 ~$500
    8500/580 ~$570
    State sales tax not included.

    I've never run/operated the 8500/580...but I recently purchased a RM 7500 and am mighty impressed. Had my dealer had an 8500 I would have spent the extra coin...but I needed it that day. Quite the little powerhouse for sure. Small, light & comfortable.
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  6. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like I'm going to go get the 8500 ! Thanks guys for the info !
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  7. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Different question but is there anything better than a redmax trimmer? Need to add another to my setup and have a older redmax that I've had for about 4 years so was wondering what you guys think ?
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  8. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
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    I rate (older at least...not been near newer ones) Shindaiwa as the only other Redmax level machine. Older Stihls are good, but the 4 Mix is not up there. Get a 2660 MaxTorque and have at it, best all around trimmer I've used.
     
  9. Judo

    Judo LawnSite Member
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    Just bought one yesterday afternoon for a big cleanup we had today. We also have a Stihl BR600 and Echo 770. No comparison in pure leaf blowing power. Do yourself a favor and just get the Redmax for cleanups.
     
  10. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If the Redmax was a 10 on a scale 1-10, what would you put the Stihl at?
     

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