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Eb480 and Eb500

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by splatz100, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    What exactly is the difference in these two? At my dealer they are the same price and I was wondering if you guys could help me out.


    Thanks
     
  2. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I'll assume we are talking Shindaiwa here.. All I know is, our distributor doesn't even really stock the 480. The 500 is the same price, and has better performance. I believe the 480 is geared more towards the California market.. EPA something or other..

    The EB500 outperforms the EB480 up to 10 percent. This is possible because it is "power-tuned" with an upgraded muffler, and all new "performance impeller" which is lighter and produces superior blowing power through increased rpm.
     
  3. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    ok thats new because my dealer has both in Louisiana, so the EB480 is pretty much discontinued?
     
  4. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Spend the xtra and go with the 630.
     
  5. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    thats what i was thinking, but if i go that way i would also be looking at the Redmax 7001. plus this is just for yard maintenance, not many leaf cleanups will be done.
     
  6. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    I have both the 480 and 500 and can tell no difference in performance. I have had the 480 for 6 yrs now. Both are decent blowers and the only trouble I have had is the throttle cables. I purchased a 630 this year and there is a huge difference in performance.
     
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I agree with Turf Docter. Get the eb630 instead. I've got 2 of them. You won't be dissapointed.
     
  8. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    ditto. Great all around. Spring, Summer, Fall clean-ups. Its light weight as well. I used mine for a whole season and just added gas and cleaned the air filter 2x. List price at my dealer was 499 I talked him down to 459.
     
  9. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    it sounds like everyone wants me to get the 630, how does that compare to the Redmax 7001. I get the 630 for $469 in Louisiana.
     
  10. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    I think the 630 is about the same as the Redmax 7001 when it comes to power. I have heard very good things about both. If it was me i'd get the 630.
     

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