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Redmax backpack blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Chuckduck, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    Does anyone have a redmax EBZ8500 blower and if so some feedback on it please. Looking to buy a redmax blower and was wanting some opinions on what I should buy
     
  2. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    There are countless posts about the 8500/580. Its the most powerful Bp blower on the market. The Husky 580 harness system is better than the Remax. Redmax/Husqvarna is the same company.
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  3. chrisexv6

    chrisexv6 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 58

    Keep in mind that Husqvarna 580 is similar to the Redmax 8500 (since Husq now owns Redmax) but has a better harness setup so its more comfortable.

    The Husqvarna 570 is equivalent to the Redmax 7500, but with the same improved harness as well.
     
  4. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    It's a beast...but do you need all that blower? Local pro guys run the old EBZ7001s and rave on them- and the new EBZ6500 blows more for $430!
     
  5. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,096

    How much does the Redmax 8500 cost?
     
  6. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Never priced the Redmax but I pay $499.99 for the 580, shipped for free, no tax, on Ebay from Pantano Equipment, a sponsor on this site. I've bought a lot of equipment from them and its usually at my door in 2 days. I did buy one a few years ago for around $475. Sometimes they have them on sale and sometimes the price is higher. Really depends on time of year.
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  7. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I paid 596$ with tax. I love it. It's great for leaves. I moves a bunch of air. My opinion is there is no reason to buy the biggest blower. Carrying a few pounds extra is no problem. Buy a 8500 you will not be disappointed
     
  8. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    EBZ8500 msrp is $570.
     
  9. Chuckduck

    Chuckduck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    What's the difference in the 7001 and the 7500 compared to the 8500 ? Any big differences ?

    Cguck
     
  10. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,096

    We mainly run echo. but for clean ups this year we purchased the Stihl Magnum; about $500 after tax. This thing is easily 2-3 times the Echo PB500T. But after reading a lot on the Redmax's we'll pick up a few of them for next year's clean ups.
     

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