Redmax 7001 or Shindaiwa 802

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by aeures, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. aeures

    aeures LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 5

    Looking to buy a backpack blower been in the business for about a year and have used a Redmax handheld blower. I want to buy a Backpack blower on dealer which sells redmax wants $400 for a 7001 and another Shindaiwa dealer has a 802 for $450. Which should i go with? I use all Redmax.
  2. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    The Shindaiwa EB802 will blow the RedMax EBZ7001 away. They are not comparables in power at all. The EB802 is the very best blower on the market. And $450 is an amazing price. Some people are paying $550 to get one. Go for it. You will not be disappointed. The EBZ7001 has some problems with being cold natured, but the EB802 from what I have read starts right up first or second pull cold, and doesn't need warm-up time. The EEBZ7001 is also heavier, and doesn't have the super-nice comfort of the EB802.
  3. aeures

    aeures LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 5

    Thank you for the reply. I am looking towards the Shindaiwa but feel bad not to use the same dealer.
  4. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    The Red Max 8001 is the blower that would be comparible to the Shindy 802. I find it odd that the dealer is trying to sell you the 7001.

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