Redmax 8001 question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J.T.M., Apr 4, 2008.

  1. J.T.M.

    J.T.M. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    On the redmax web site they say that the 8001 puts out 915 cfm of air. Does anyone know if this is with or without the tube? Thanks, Jon

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    Hello I love my red max i have a 7001 and 7000 they blow great 7001 has great power.7000 5 years old no proplems :weightlifter:
  3. thegreensideup

    thegreensideup LawnSite Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 33

    That is without the tube, with the tube I believe it is 685 cfm.
  4. deason

    deason LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    Why would you run one without the tube? :hammerhead:

    I dont know what the numbers are on the cfm but I will tell you this.... We have 2 8001s and I have seen them scatter a pile of bricks. Absolutely the best bang for your buck.
  5. UrbanGreen

    UrbanGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    Im not sure about the answer to your question but if you are looking to buy a blower they are the best blowers you can get. Started with echos and then got two ebz8000's and that difference was night and day. When I needed another blower I bought stihls so called great blower but it still didnt have near the power of the redmax. Also I have had the ebz8000 for 3 yrs, an 8001 for 2 yrs, and the stihl I just bought in fall....I have only had to change spark plugs and one gas tank on the redmax's but the stihl has spent more time in the shop than on back.
  6. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Thats why I use Echo since their tests are done with the tube on and they don't pad their results just to make sales. I have used Redmax blowers and their decent but Echo's are much more reliable and will outlast Redmax by several years. I know this because all of my Redmax blowers are dead and my Echo's are still going strong. I only use Echo's now for this very reason.
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,748

    Redmax 8001 will blow pieces of concrete out of a drive if you are not careful:laugh: I have read too many pros and cons on here about how long they last to get a true picture.
    You could drop an echo from off a 10 ft tall roof and it would probably keep on running strong:drinkup: Echo's are very durable
  8. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    I was told from my dealer that redmax requires you to run 93 octain to honor the warranty.First I heard of it .I brought in a 8001 with 20 hours on it because of low power.The rep on the phone ask if I was using 93 octain,There still trying to figure it out after 8 days and wont give the ok for a replacment blower.I was pissed and bought another but just signed for it.Someone is going to eat the one at the shop. not me.

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