Tanaka 7800 blower

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by 699skidoo, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. 699skidoo

    699skidoo LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have one of these? I was thinking of buying one and was wondering how they are? Reliable, powerful,? I heard that Tanaka doesn't actually build this blower themself is that true? Engine made by Kawasaki, frame by soemone else ect??? What brand do you guys reccommend?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I dont know if they build them but I have 1 and its a great blower light and powerful but its not as comfortable as the Stihl BR600 mine is for sale Ill give a killer deal including shipping at $350 its only 2 mos old and ill give the original reciept
     
  3. 699skidoo

    699skidoo LawnSite Member
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    Why are you getting rid of it? How much was it new? I've seen new one's on Ebay for $369 to $389
     
  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    The 7600 had a kawasaki engine. I think it was made by Maryuma(I have no clue on their spelling...sorry).

    The 7800 is made by Redmax. I think its very similar to their 7001 or whatever the 7000 series is.
     
  5. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I paid $479 new It is just not as comfortable as the BR 600 thats the only reason It has never gotten wet its 2 mos old and starts right up and blows There was a testemonial in TURF 2 months ago
     
  6. 699skidoo

    699skidoo LawnSite Member
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    I'm not trying to insult you but I would be willing to pay $300.
     
  7. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you come and get it . It will probally cost 40 shipping to ship
     
  8. 699skidoo

    699skidoo LawnSite Member
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    Shipping couldn't be that much could it!? I live in MIchigan so swinging by to pick up probably wouldn't work.
     
  9. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I shipped 2 trimmers to Iowa and the regular groung was over $ 45 If its over a certain size UPS puts a surcharge on it You can do the UPS math at UPS.com my Zip is 08318 I would say the box would weigh about 25lb and dimensions 30x30

    You can call me at 856-364-8131
    TJ DURHAM
     
  10. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I measured the blower and with the tube disassembled I have a box it will fit in and to ship to zip 49509 Grand rapids UPS says $28 so the lowest ill go is $345 and that is prepay Visa or MC and it will ship same day with manual,tool and original reciept
     

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