New Tanaka Blower to compete with Redmax 8000?

Discussion in 'Tanaka' started by CharlieBingo, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any blowers in the works to compete with the 8000?
  2. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    I can neither confirm nor deny, but how does a TBL-9600 sound? What are you not getting from the Redmax unit that you would like to see in a similiar CC blower?

    I'm putting that question out to everyone!

  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Hmmm, well I'm not really in the market for anything at this time, but since you put the question out there........

    About the only negative I've heard about the 8000 is the weight. So, I guess if someone came out with a blower that was comparable in power, but was a little lighter, that may sway some buyers.
  4. lowmiler

    lowmiler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I bought the EBZ8000. And immediately sold it. It blows as hard as the EB7001, but it blows more air. But the difference in weight is substantial. I sold the 8000 and bought a new 7001.
  5. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    What is the big deal with the weight issue. I own 2 redmax 8000's and use then on each job. Springtime for clean-ups and days on end for fall clean-ups. They are well worth their weight in the force of the airstream. I do not have a problem with their weight. I am 6'2" and 200 lbs. ALSO, I am 56 years old.
  6. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Any update Mark, I'm looking to buy some backpacks soon.
  7. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Nothing to report until the fall. Remember, we do have the TBL-7600/R for $469.99 which is a 59cc, 815 CFM lighweight and comfortable backpack.

  8. Mower Man

    Mower Man LawnSite Member
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    Seems to be an interesting way to divert attention from what..."Can't be confirmed or denied" to what is available.

    There is a point where super high performance means larger blower housings & larger engine displacement.
    No getting around it no matter what color or name is on the blower.
    Think of it like water comming out of a hose. Air is similar as it's classified as a fluid, but it's compressable.

    So unless some company comes up with a way to compress air into a small back pack container, can do it with some new futuristic engine, do it quieter than a compressor....there's no way around power vs. size.

    The size, and weight of the Red Max 8000, or anyone else claiming to be building 'super blowers' has reached about the limit most end users will accept, which marketwise has a much more limited sales volume, and ultimately....its about making $$$$$.
    Low volume doesn't do that.
  9. touchlinc

    touchlinc LawnSite Member
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    Mower Man, Who cares about making money? I just want to have the biggest, baddest boy out there that will do some blowing. Enjoy your big bad blower.

  10. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds long as its made 100% by Tanaka.

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