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Just bought Redmax 8000 today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sniggly, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. sniggly

    sniggly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    .....and just wanted to let all of you know you are missing out. Replaced a Tanaka blower......no comparison.........different league altogether.

    Wonderful blower.......and what's even better.........this machine is going to save me time. Time is money.

    :drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup: :cool2: :cool2: :cool2: :waving: :waving: :blob3: :blob3:
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,847

    What is the weight of this unit with full tank of gas?
  3. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    They move mountains of leaves and debris!

    I think they weight 25lbs dry and hold just over 1/2 gallon. Should be another 3 lbs for the fuel.

    Not too bad on your back. I get mine to run right around an hour on a tank.
  4. s&wlawncare

    s&wlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    i just ordered mine today but i was wondering if the 8000 will take stihl mix gas because all my other equipment is stihl
  5. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Should be 50:1.

    Not sure what the Stihl runs.
  6. sniggly

    sniggly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Not sure about the weight. I'm a hiker so I really don't notice weight on my back very much. For me to say it's not heavy may not be equal for someone else. I will say this......like a hiker's pack.....the 8000 has a waist strap. If you know how to set this up correctly your shoulders should only bear a couple pounds of the total weight. The waist strap should anchor the bulk of the weight around your waist.

    As far as productivity is concerned (the reason I bought it).....it pushes just as much air as a 5.5hp parking lot blower (like the little wonder).

    My standard of measure was this.....Will this blower shorten my on-site time? The answer is a resounding yes. I have a large commercial account with a 270 foot by 28 foot drive way that ends in an 16 car parking lot.

    Fact: This blower cut my on-site time by 11 minutes.

    :drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup:
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Yes you can use Stihl oil mixture in the Redmax. I have both Stihl and Redmax stuff and I only use 1 type of oil.

    You will like the Redmax. I've bought 3 in 3 yrs and they are all awesome and not 1 breakdown.

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