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Redmax blower throttles

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Which redmax blower throttle is better, tube wount or hip mount? Any opinions?
  2. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    I prefer the hip mount because it is can be adjusted at different hights and can be folded up when in use or not without getting damaged. If the controls are are the tube they're more likely to get damaged. I think the tube mount is an option so it might cost more than the standard hipmount.
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I prefer the hip mount. My Stihl BR 600 has the tube mount & at first, I felt off-balance when I was walking. One thing I like about the tube mount though is that I can also carry a handheld blower so I can blow twice as much stuff if need be.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    I get the hip mount on every back pack.
  5. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    Yeah, I prefer hip mount as well.
  6. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Hip mount is good. I have it on my echo.
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    Hip mount here too. But I'll warn you - they can break off if you're not careful. I've got a few EBZ8000 blowers and one day my guys brought it to me and had broken the throttle mount completely off the blower. They were tossing it into the trailer too hard or something. Still, they had done that for years with the Echo Blowers we had traditionally used with no problems. But the big difference is Echo hip-mount blowers have a flexible throttle shaft. The Redmax is not flexible. AND it's attached to this casing that encases the entire blower. And not cheap to replace. So I was a little bummed about that. I wish the throttle mount was flexible like the Echos.

    Still a great machine though. Blows friggin' small boulders down the road, if you want.
  8. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    My echo has hip and I love it. It is much tougher than tube and because mine is flexible it can really take a beating.
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    For the Redmax bp blowers, I prefer the hip mounted throttle.
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Yes echo's hip mounts are durable.

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