Tanaka tbl-7600 ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass_cuttin_fool, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Does anyone on here use this blower? ANything good or bad about them??????

    wayne
     
  2. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
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    No dealers left in my area means no parts and/or service support.

    Stick with the major brands for service and parts support.
     
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Any one else?

    wayne
     
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is that the one with the big airbox on top?
     
  5. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes it is. Around 60cc Kawasaki engine. 2 year commercial warranty. If you have a dealer in the area go for it.

    The 7800 is the latest. Its a 65cc engine in that one. Dunno what all is different.
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, ONCE I saw a Tanaka trimmer, just one hanging off to the side at one of the Stihl dealers I use. But that was 3-4 years ago. Don't know if they were a dealer or still are. But anyways, I have seen the Maruyama version of the 7600 (liked what I saw) and one of my subs has some of them still (no Maruyama dealer anymore either).

    Anyways, I have seen the Kawasaki version of the 7800. Looks good, but does not have that big air box up top like the other ones.

    Anywhooo... seems like I got an e-mail from Tanaka for a great price on the 7600.
    But that's been a while...
     
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    The deal is still on........I talked to Mark this week and there are about 20 left

    wayne
     
  8. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yah, the 7800 uses more standard air filters and is a little bigger.

    Not sure who made the 7600 unit...Tanaka or Maryuma(sp?). I am sure they are slight differences between the 2 anyway.

    I actually have a couple of 7600's left here...Alot of my customers prefer the handhelds for some odd reason...
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Me neither... but the Maruyama 6900 looks just like it other than color.

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    The claim 200mph and 600 CFM (probably 'actual' with pipes) though.

    On a side note, for most stuff I like the handhelds better too.
    The old Stihl BG85's are my favorites, and next would be Echo 230 or 210.

    Just simplier for the small 'every-stop' blowing chores.
     
  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have one. It's a good blower, very smooth engine. Not as much power as my Shin 630 but that's to be expected with the engine size. It feels much lighter tho! I think it's about 2 pounds lighter.
     

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