Just got a new Redmax EBZ 8001 and.....

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by KathysLGC, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not impressed yet.... I don't think the weight was much more once on my back. You can definitely feel the difference when you pick it up compared to the EB 7001.
    The first thing I noticed is how quiet it is compared to my other blowers. I also noticed how it rattles. I don't like that. It sounds like an old dirt bike or like the muffler is hollow. On low throttle I do notice it move a whole lot more air then my other blowers but at full rpm it doesn't seem much more powerful. I have only tested it in light leaves just cleaning driveways after mowing so it's not yet a good comparison test. I just want to give the engine some break-in hours.
    The blower is still plagued with the dam electric zap if you hold the throttle lever....
    It is very thirsty. I can't believe how much gas it uses compared to the 7001 and EB630.
    So far i'm undecided if i'm happy with the purchase. I paid $525.00 cash for it. The Shindiawa EB8510 was $539.00 and a $50.00 mail in rebate. I was tempted to go that route and still might....
  2. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One more thing,.... the specs where lowered from the EBZ8000. What gives? Isn't the 8001 an improved model? Why drop the specs and lower the CFM's?

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