Shindaiwa Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by All_Toro_4ME, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who owns or has used a Shindaiwa backpack blower EB8510RT? I'm looking to buy a new backpack blower for fall cleanups and local dealer has them at a pretty good price. Just thought I would get opinions, good or bad on your experiences with them. Pros? Cons? Thanks.
     
  2. cutedge

    cutedge LawnSite Member
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    I love my Shin eb630, starts on 2nd pull everytime and runs very smooth and strong. It's also 5lbs lighter than the 8510, which makes it easier to handle on small jobs. My 630 has plenty of power for cleanups. If you go with the 8510, you won't be disappointed
     
  3. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks Cutedge.
     
  4. fergman

    fergman LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    the eb8510 i have seems to be a reliable blower so far. my redmax 8000 is a little stronger and is more reliable. the eb8510 has to have the valves adjusted every so often a number of hours and i cant even find the info on how to do it. i guess im just gonna have to take it to the dealer the first time and watch them do it. if you line the rm8000 up beside the eb8510 there is a wider path blown with the rm than the eb8510. it has a small nozzle on the end that makes the tip small in diameter. you can trim the tip back little by little and the redmax still wins cause you just cant find the perfect balance of speed and a slightly wider path than the redmax. i was really hoping that the eb8510 was gonna be stronger than the 8000 but mine isnt. right now after approximately 50 hours at most, i have to pull it anywhere from 9 to 18 times for it to start. PROBABLY because the valves need adjusting. the difference in weight i cant even feel after carrying them for a long time. it still becomes heavy with either one.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love my EB8510. Great power!
     
  6. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    I have two Shin EB630's.. they are going on 5 yrs old. I use them almost yr round...day to day mowing and leaf removal. They have been very reliable and start 1st or 2nd pull every time. They are powerful but not too oversized to be used daily all year.
    As for the 8510....just be careful. It seems there are alot of guys complaining about "4-mix" type of engines. The 8510 is Shindaiwa's C4 technology and I am not convinced it has proven itself yet.
    When you are talking about blowing $500 plus you want to be pretty sure of what you are getting.
     
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    I have the 8510RT, I agree about the starting, it is not as easy as my 630 was...... But plenty of power.....
     
  8. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the advice lawnprosteveo. Im sure it saved me from a lot of frustration with the 8510 due to being difficult to start.

    Appreciate the feedback drm ventures.
     
  9. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    It's my own fault, I bought the 8510 after I ran over my 630 with my 3000lbs. trailer.......
     
  10. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    What a bad day :cry:
     

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