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It is more blower for sure

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Choppin, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought the Redmax 8500 yesterday after demoing it last week and I have been running it against my Sthil 600 and Echo 770 and it will def move more leaves faster... I also did a little test putting a block on concrete and the Redmax blows the block 3 feet further than the Sthil and 2 feet further than the echo... I'm satisfied with my new purchase. The Echo is sold and if the Sthil sales I will be get the 7500 next.
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  2. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
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    What did you end up paying for it ? Did you demo the 7500 too ?
     
  3. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    No I didn't demo the 7500 and I don't know price yet... I charged it becuase the owner wasn't there yet so they just charged it for MSRP til he gets back and he will knock some off and I will pay then.... They just didn't know what he would charge me... But the MSRP was like 564 I think... He will prob come down to $540 or maybe little less...
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  4. leftyjoe

    leftyjoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Wait til it gets broken in good!! I've never had a piece of equipment step-up in power after a break-in period like this thing has.
     
  5. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many tanks will it take to break it in good?
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  6. leftyjoe

    leftyjoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    You will start noticing quite a difference after 5 or 6 tanks. I ran probably about the 15th tank through mine today and seems to still be picking up power.
     
  7. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    You the one with the Sthil tip on it
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  8. leftyjoe

    leftyjoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    I am. After a lot of adjustments, I ended up coming back up into the flair about a .25 inch and cutting it there. That's where it will stay. I like the narrower air stream and better scouring it provides. Where I live we have a lot of Laurel Oaks and the narrow leaves get stuck in the grass and are hard to blow out. That's my reason for the mod. I absolutely love the way this blows now.
     
  9. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    So you cut a quarter of a inch off the end of the tip?
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  10. leftyjoe

    leftyjoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    The Stihl tip flairs down to a straight section. Basically, cut the straight section plus a .25' off of the stihl tip.
     

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