Personal blower testing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bunton Guy, May 31, 2006.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,920

    I have heard many good things about the Stihl br600 so I picked up a few...then I heard that the Redmax 8000 is the mack daddy. So I went today to pick one up. Before I had purchased either of these we were using Shindaiwa EB630's which I was pleased with.

    What would be a great test to put on camera to put the blower wars to rest?:weightlifter: :drinkup:
  2. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    Cinder Blocks Baby. :)
  3. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,472

    Where are the leaves when ya need 'em? I say wet sand. I have one particular parking lot we blow and after every rain wet sandy soil seeps from the hillside onto the parking lot. The 8000 performs nicely, but better than the Stihl? I dunno.

    Things to test with (?):

    1. Wet sand/soil.
    2. Bricks. Just sounds like a fun test.
    3. Gravel.
    4. Pine needles. We just cleared out a bed with 4" thick mat of needles.

    Have fun testing and share the results!
  4. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    clumps in lawns. there is a big difference between the eb630 and redmax 8000. I have them both.
  5. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,287

    If you don't mind me asking how much was the BR600? how about the redmax 8000? I am looking to invest in one for fall clean-up. Thanks
  6. TriplePLandscaping

    TriplePLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    i think my dealer has the br600 for about 459,
  7. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    A good size rock...See witch one will move it the farthest
    My bets on the shindy Blue
  8. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Take it to a runway show and try it on some skirts:clapping:
  9. lazer9284

    lazer9284 LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 50

    check out the shindaiwa eb8510. more power than the 600 stihl and in florida i got mine for $459.00
    Dealer put a mower battery on the ground and the 8510 pushed it as fast as you walked behind it... and the stihl 600 barely moved it.
    I was sold right there.
  10. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,287

    I called my dealer today and he has one for $480. I will probably just stick with a handheld for the time being.

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