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Redmax, whats going on

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scotty, Oct 20, 2000.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    I purchased a new Redmax EB7000, after running it for the day it felt like the engine was not running as fast as the EB6200. I used a tachometer on the 6200 it was around 7700-7800 RPM. The EB7000 was 7500 RPM. The manual for both 6200 & 7000 says 7500RPM is max. Whats going on, why is my 7000 less than the 6200.

    Could someone please measure RPM on 6200 & 7000 Redmax. I used a digital tachometer.

    The dealer says its 7500 its ok, but my older 6200 have higher RPM. 200-300 RPM makes a HUGE difference.
  2. hogfaneiw

    hogfaneiw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    As it breaks in it will probably improve.

    Are you using a larger diameter line, running longer lines or using a different cutting head? If it doesn't improve and none of these variables are different look for a blockage in the muffler screen and welcome to the wonderful world of EPA.
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    If he is running a cutting head on a blower that would be a problem :)

    As I understand the 7000 is designed to run at a lower rpm yet still have equal performance to the 6200. Probably an effort to quiet them a little.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Scotty is talking about Redmax Backpack blowers, not trimmers.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    c You might also want to check the cable to see if it is opening the governor up all the way.
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    If you are not using high octane .You might
    want to try it unless redmax says no.
  7. Scotty

    Scotty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Thanks guys for the information, after using it today, it does seem to blow pretty good. I guess I was just used to feeling and hearing the higher RPM.

    Thanks again, Scott
  8. stick9

    stick9 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 262


    Ok, now go buy one for me. :)


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