So what finally beats the Redmax 8001?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're too kind.

    Too bad it's just about the only thing I know anything about.:eek::hammerhead::laugh:
     
  2. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Both the 7500 and the 8500 MURDER the 8001. I have all of them and it is no contest. I will say my 8001s have a couple thousand hours on them. That is a lot for a small 2 stroke so I know they have lost a little power over the years, but I never remember them blowing nearly as hard as these new blowers do.

    The only worry I have with the new 2 strokes coming out these days is their longevity. I have had new trimmers burn pistons up due to running lean. With the old 2 stroke motors, you could feel confident running them 10 years hardcore, all day everyday, with no problems. With the new 2 strokes, I guess I will have to run them hard for another decade and see. I just don't know if I have the confidence in them to last forever. These backpacks aren't what I worry about though, it is the smaller trimmer engines. I have probably right around 400 hours on the 7500 and just a handful on the 8500. We will see. Like what I have seen so far.
     
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  3. Ridin' Green

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    Thanks for the input. I've been saying this since the new ones came out, but it's hard for a lot of guys to believe there's so much difference.
     
  4. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not that it is a big deal, but the new blowers are also noticeably lighter, when compared to the 8000 series.
     
  5. Ridin' Green

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    By like 3 -4 lbs. That adds up in the fall when wearing them for long periods.
     
  6. ddixon7

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    When you go from light and extreme power (with the 7500 especially), and then pick up a heavy old 8001, it just makes the 8001 feel like a turd. No other way to put it. When the 8000 came out, I remember telling people it blew like a tornado. That was around 2004. Roughly a decade later, they are ACTUALLY selling tornadoes (the 7500) and hurricanes (the 8500).
     
  7. Ridin' Green

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    That's just about an exact description too.:laugh:
     
  8. ddixon7

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    I think Redmax made a mistake by marketing their 7500 a 7500. People are fooled into thinking that because it is only 65cc and is a smaller title number than the 8000 series, it is less powerful than the old blowers.

    The 7500 is in no way, shape, or form related to the old 7000 and 8000 series. It will torch both of them and make them look like obsolete little toys. Also, the gap between the 7500 and 8500 is non-existent when compared to the difference there was between the 7000 and 8000 series.

    The 7500 is just as good if not better than the 8500 for most applications, and the only benefit a person will see from an 8500 is on big piles of leaves, maybe. Other than that, the 7500 is King Kong to the 8500 and all other blowers on the market. That includes Stihl, Shindaiwa, Tanaka, and every other brand out there except for Redmax's identical and orange Husky twin.
     
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  9. Ridin' Green

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    True that. It is what I have been posting since I got my Husky 570 when they first came out. If this one were to crap out tomorrow, I'd by another right away. They are the real deal.
     
  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    What is real world pricing on the 570/7500 vs the 580/8500?
     

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