Stihl BG 85D or Redmax HBZ2600 Hand Held Blower???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Talon1189, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    I have narrowed down my search between the Stihl BG 85D and the Redmax HBZ2600 for a new hand blower :confused: I will be using the blower to clean out residential gutters + the cleanup on the bottom side only :) Money is no issue as I want the most powerful blower + reliability :drinkup: I know that the Stihl has a catalitic converter.......I am not sure about the Redmax blower :confused: Which one should I buy? Thanks! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,024

    I would buy the Redmax
  3. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73 keep recommending the Redmax blower. Do you have one? Why should I get the Redmax? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    IMO, The "new" Stihl BG's are sick - so the government will allow people in California to use them. I'd buy the Redmax. :usflag:
  5. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    Do the Redmax's have the same emissions as the Stihl ?? Why should I get the Redmax?
  6. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,366

    my experience with these blowers is this. I run the ebz2600 blower and my neighbor is also a lawncare business owner and he is all stihl. sometimes when we get behind we work together and share equipment. he was really impressed with the power of the hand held redmax. he still runs his stihl trimmers but has swithched to redmax blowers both the ebz2600 and the ebz800 backpack. next i think i will let him use one of my redmax trimmers who knows he might make another switch.

    just my little bit of info.:waving:
  7. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Did you get a blower yet?
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    I would get the Redmax because it has a stratocharged engine and 2 year commercial warranty.
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    I agree. Redmax makes nice blowers.
  10. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I've been happy w/ the performance of both manufacturers, but the only Redmax I had broke down as soon as the warranty was up.

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