Redmax or Stihl????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chevyguy$$, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. chevyguy$$

    chevyguy$$ LawnSite Member
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    which do you guys think is best i wanna buy some new stuff and i have two dealers close to me both stihl and redmax which is best last longer trimmers blowers etc.... thanks
     
  2. phil7712

    phil7712 LawnSite Member
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    yes redmax makes the most powerful back pack on the market, but the thing is to heavy and i hate the side throttle. the stihl 6000 back pack is almost as powerful, half the weight and much much more comfortable. As far as chain saws, trimmers, etc.. i dont think the redmax compares..... what do you guys think??????
     
  3. chevyguy$$

    chevyguy$$ LawnSite Member
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    yea i had a used redmax back blower 8001 its real heavy:weightlifter:
     
  4. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Only redmax thing i would get is a weedeatter every thing alse stihl.
     
  5. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    i used to run all redmax until stihl came out with the 4 stroke engines about 5-6 years ago, then they introduced the br600 which is a much better blower than the redmax 7001. needless to say i switched over everything from redmax to stihl and i will never go back. stihl is made better and all of their equipment feels like it was made with care and attention to detail. for chainsaws i have husqvarna though, husky's are the Cadillac of chainsaws
     
  6. zopi

    zopi LawnSite Member
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    Meh..stihl..the difference in power is negligible...the difference in weight is huge...besides..orange matches my mower...
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  7. IN TURF

    IN TURF LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 11

    Couldn't be happier with Stihl
     
  8. thelawnman

    thelawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    stihl all the way i will never switch
     
  9. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    redmax everything


    except stihl chaninsaws
     
  10. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    stihls blowers feel like homelites compared to my redmaxes
     

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