hip or tube mount throttle?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gogetter, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I'm thinking about getting a Redmax bp blower (with all the raving about them, how can I not?).

    Anyway, I see there is a EB7000 which has the throttle on the side, by your hip.
    And there's the EB7001RH, which has the throttle on the tube.

    I have two questions.
    First, are they the same other then the throttle position? Because the specs for each show a different CFM.
    Second, does anybody that has the tube mounted throttle NOT like it there?

  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    The 7001 seems to be the hot choice now. We use Stihl BR 420 's with tube mount throttle. I am very happy with them, but I am thinking of buying something larger next year for getting wet leaves out of rip rap faster. I never could get used to hip mount throttles on our old Shindaiwas, they also had a way of vibrating to pieces occassionally.;)
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Tube all the way.
  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143


    i heard echo blew them away
  5. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    I prefer the Tube mount myself.
  6. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    I love my tube mount:D
  7. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I have the Echo pb650 and i love the hip mount.
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    tube. wait 'till you get that hip mount and wanna carry something in that left hand.

    right hand on the tube anyway...why not use it to pull the trigger?


  9. Ron Greenwood Jr

    Ron Greenwood Jr LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 78

    I see no reason for anybody to even make the hip mount throttle correct me if I am wrong
  10. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Tube mount. Comes in real handy when you need to use your free hand to pick up the occasional piece of trash etc.:cool2:

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