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Most powerful backpack blower as of Sept. 2012?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by mattwalter85, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. highclimber604

    highclimber604 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    good luck with that. might have to find a walk behind to outpower the br600
  2. mattwalter85

    mattwalter85 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Redmax 8500 is more powerful
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  3. lindenwoodbil2013

    lindenwoodbil2013 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    What about the 2 stroke or 4 stroke shindaiwas they have higher ccs than the other competition including makita, etc.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    Br600's are weak, the shindaiwa eb802 is twice the blower the br600 is. I own both and hate the br600.
  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    The Br 600 is the weakest blower we have. Our Redmax has way more power.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    Shindaiwa eb802.

    DISPLACEMENT 79.2 cc


    MAX AIR SPEED @ NOZZLE 243 mph

    Stihl br600

    DISPLACEMENT 64.8 cc

    AIR VOLUME @ NOZZLE 712 cfm

    MAX AIR SPEED @ NOZZLE 201 mph

    The Shindaiwa has a bigger displacement, and alot more air speed from the pipe.

    The redmax looks nice, has a ton of cfm.

    RedMax EBZ8500RH

    Cylinder displacement: 75.6 cc

    Air flow in pipe: 907.59 cfm

    Air Speed: 206.25 mph
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  7. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    I'm not one to doubt that there' s more powerful blowers besides the br 600. Most important is what works best for your business.
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  8. HLM HustlerZ

    HLM HustlerZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    On paper, the Redmax has more overall blowing power (cc's), but the BR 600 far better designed for balance to weight ratio. You can't beat a Stihl BR 600 Magnum for under 500 bucks.
  9. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,045

    LOL I still have the Redmax 8001 when it first came out and it still has the same spark plug and air filter. It seems to get even more powerful. I use it for blowing snow off of decks and walkways as well! hands down the Redmax blower was the best investment in my life! I have a few buds that have the BR600 and laugh at them since they are always having problems.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    I'm not debating that the br600 is light and comfortable to use all day because it clearly is, in the fall time my guys all want to use the br600 because its smooth and light, it also has the little springs on it to help reduce vibration, but the point stands that its half the blower the shindai eb802 is as far as power goes. hell even my 10 year old shindi eb630's blow harder then the br600.

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