redmax trimmers not what they use to be?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by griffy77, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    You got me, I should of went into a little more detail. Husky throws their low end stuff into a line to give the dealers a competitive price product. Kinda like echo put the new shindaiwa trimmer ( echo srm225) and backpack blowers ( PB-500 / PB755) into their line up to offer a wider offering on their products.

    Personally I can't tell you if the Redmax trimmer engines are still manufactured in Japan. The blowers I know for a fact aren't. Husqvarna did intergrate some redmax products into the lineup the past couple years, ex. 380BT blower / 430LS trimmer. But they are not available this year. They gone. The 560/570/580 blowers replaced the 380BT- which was a great unit, and the New 535LS replaced the 430LS. All I'm sayingis Husqvarna buys a line, gets the advantages of the line (strato-charged engines) and kind of make them a lower offering and sell them to Distributors to sell to dealers. The same thing happened when they bought the Yazoo-Kees and Dixon lines. Now Yazoo-Kees is DEAD. This is why I stated that Redmax is most likely into a decline. Just like everything else Husqvarna buys. That's what makes them the second largest source of Outdoor power equipment in the world.
     
  2. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is the redmax 7500 still a good blower?
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  3. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    And I'm not here to get everyone Riled up in a frenzy. Just trying to have a good conversation on the OPE industry. This is what I do for a living. I don't sell boats, tractors or fourwheelers. I'm a OPE only shop. So I study the industry all I can to have advantages over my competitors around my area. So I try to state only facts for people to use on lawnsite, so people know what they are buying before they purchase a fleet of units and get stuck with something they could of done better on by a different product. Not saying i'm perfect but, I dont like to speculate on stuff I don't have a good knowledge on.
     
  4. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are a good blower. They have a good MPH/CFM balance to move lots of debris.
     
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,882

    Yes, they are awesome, but the Husky version, the 570 BTS has a much better shoulder harness system. IMO, it is the best blower out right now. I could have bought any blower made, but the 570 has the most/best overall features.
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,882

    It's all good bro. I like your posts and appreciate your input here. I just wanted to make sure that people don't get the wrong idea about Jonsered.:)
     

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