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RedMax EB8000

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wacamaster, May 23, 2005.

  1. wacamaster

    wacamaster LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 198

    Anybody have 1? How does it compare to the 7001's? I wanted to buy one bad but ended up getting a couple 7001's because the sales guy said the 8000's could get real heavy if you workin with em all day. I know I prolly should have got the 8000 cuz it seems the sales guys never know what they're talking about anyway.
     
  2. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    They told me the 7000's (7001's) would get heavy wearing them all day too when I bought them 2-3 years ago. I guess its all relative.

    Kevin
     
  3. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    agree with what he said. not all the time but most of the time.
     
  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    We have 2 one is less then 1 tank old and the other is from last fall it is a great blower. It has hip throt I paid 502 for it.
     
  5. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    I've got the 8000, tried 'em both at the dealer's before I bought blowing 8-12" wet trimmer clippings from his sidewalk. The 8000 is clearly more powerful, and according to Redmax and some who own both more fuel efficient. It is 5 lbs heavier, but the weight is well distributed and it has a waist band/support which surprised me with it's effectiveness. Unless you wear it for long periods, I don't think the weight is really an issue. Using it for an hour or more at a time the weight would likely become important, but remember that if you've got that big a job the 8000 will help you to finish faster.

    Be happy with the 7001 since you've got it, they are proven and great blowers !
     
  6. RobH

    RobH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I bought a 7001 this year and absolutely love it. I'm sure the 8000 is even more amazing.

    One thing I have noticed is that the 7001 does use a lot of gas, so I'm figuring that the 8000 probably uses even more gas. I can't see how it being bigger that it can be more fuel efficient.
     
  7. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    The 8000 uses their Strato-Charged engine.
     
  8. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735


    I get about 60 min, sometimes 75 minutes per tank....
     
  9. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    Yep, The C Man said it, the 8000 uses the new tech Strato Charged engine, and they are outstanding engines!
     
  10. mastercare

    mastercare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Just last week I bought a Redmax 8000 and love it. I did the old test, and blew a brick along my driveway....the thing is a hog! It's a great machine and I can't wait until leaf season to see the difference.

    I've used the 7000 also, and both blowers have excellent power. The 8000 is a bit heavier, but at full throttle, the machine is moving so much air it actually "lifts" itself up on your back a little bit and relieves some weight! Both work great...don't think you could go wrong either way.......

    Formerly a big Stihl fan.....when they screwed with their new emissions/exhaust systems...they sacrificied some power in exchange for extra weight..... Redmax from now on.
     

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