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New Redmax EBZ5100 (new model) on its way - what oil do you suggest?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lthj75, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. lthj75

    lthj75 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 3

    Figured I'd ask the experts. Its been awhile since I've had a backpack blower. Last experience was with a Echo PB-400E - that thing was bullet-proof!

    What oil do you guys suggest? I know its a 50:1 ratio....do the brand of 2 cycle oil matter?
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Every 2-stroke I own has Opti2 in it. No problems for the last 10 years. :usflag:
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    use sthil ultra synth.
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I've run the walmart brand for 3 years I have 2 8000's redmaxs, both run great on the oil.
  5. lthj75

    lthj75 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 3

    Interesting....I was originally planning on using what they sell at my local Ace Hardware....then started to overthink it. Does it matter that is a EBZ model - doesn't the Z imply its low emissions?

    Thanks for all the quick replies.

    Will the blower come with 1 bottle of oil?
  6. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    I use Redmax 2 cycle oil in all my Redmax equipment. It has fuel stabilizer and seems to work great. From my trimmers,blower,hedge trimmmers everything just works great. Never considered using anyhting else.
  7. lthj75

    lthj75 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 3

    Redmax has their own brand of oil? I couldn't seem to find it online. Maybe I'll be hitting my local shop tomorrow....
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Actually one is the ebz8000, and the other ebz8001.
  9. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    i use redmax oil in my redmax also.
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Shindaiwa One or Echo Power Blend. As long as it meets JASO FC or FD ratings, it will be approved for warranty purposes. I run 89 octane as well.

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