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shindaiwaeb8510rt or redmax ebz8000 blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutterdown, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    All this over a backpack blower ?,what a joke!
     
  2. ACEMowing

    ACEMowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    We have a Shindaiwa EB8510 RT version with the throttle on the tube (which the guys really like)... we bought it on 4-12-2006 so it was one of the first ones out (first one our dealer sold anyway). We love the blower... gobs of power even in hush mode, it will clean caked, erroded dirt off a sidewalk in a heartbeat. For one of our jobs they have a really long driveway and it clears it way faster than we can walk it. It is heavier than our older EB500 and yes for normal daily the use, the old EB500 was fine but I do like the tone of the C4 engine and the added power. The mega power should really pay back this fall for leaf clean up time.
    I'm sure the RedMax would be fine (never heard much bad about them) but in our area the Shindaiwa dealer is much better so we run a lot of Shindaiwa equipment C4 and 2 stroke and it's all been perfect for us... no problems.
     
  3. cutterdown

    cutterdown LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    joke???? $500.00 out of my pocket for the wrong blower wouldnt be to funny!
     
  4. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    Make sure you get the one with the valves, boy I can't wait to see your post when it comes time to get a mower.
     
  5. cutterdown

    cutterdown LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    nothing wrong with valves if your smart enough to do your own maint.
     
  6. cutterdown

    cutterdown LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Sorry, my goal here is really not the mechanics, Im looking for the machine that is going to get the job done the quickest, with the least amount of effort possible
     
  7. cutterdown

    cutterdown LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    bump.........
     
  8. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    Let this freakin thread die already! :hammerhead:

    Your question has been answered over and over and over........:dizzy:
     
  9. carlsmower

    carlsmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Have you guys noticed that the Shindaiwa 8510 has a belt running the valves?? High quality??
     
  10. ACEMowing

    ACEMowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Correct, like most OHC engines it has a belt... same goes for the Honda Overhead cam engines (both in cars and small engines). A lot of engines use timing belts... my Honda EU2000i generator has a timing belt inside as well and it has zillion hours on it. A few small OHC engines do use timing chains instead of belts (like some robin-subaru engines) but I've neber heard where one was really better than the other.
     

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