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Redmax or Shindy backpack?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MikeKle, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    I am looking for a new backpack blower and have got it down to 2 models, the redmax EBZ8001 or the Shindaiwa EB802, both are 2 strokes bescause I hate the hybrid 4 stroke engines. The shindy has the biggest engine of any BP at 79.9cc, the redmax is 71.9cc (I think.) The shindy is $489. and the redmax is $529. Im leaning toward the shindaiwa becasue its cheaper and I saw a video on you tube of someone blowing a cinder block around with one!!! Both have 2 year warrantys, Whts everyones opinon on which I should buy? Thanks.
  2. Wizz

    Wizz LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 322

    The cheaper one in this scenario imo...unless you like the fit of the Redmax better then that's worth paying extra for. But all else equal go with the Shin, good blower and cheaper. If the Redmax blower was cheaper I'd say get the Redmax...hardly any difference in performance in the bigest line of blowers, mainly comes down to fit/comfort/price. Best of luck and enjoy.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i would say the cheaper one too because the're just about the same. i just got a Sthil BR600 for $489 + tax
  4. hockeyman20

    hockeyman20 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    i would go with shindy. A: because shindy makes a great product. B: it is cheaper
  5. Tray

    Tray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I have the Shindy EB802 and it has been great so far. I haven't faced anything thing that it can't handle. Its also comfortable to wear.
  6. dlaros

    dlaros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I like Shindy blowers.
  7. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I have the redmax and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
  8. bieger

    bieger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    DON"T buy Shindy in North Ga!! No service or good reps!!
  9. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I live in Habersham Ga. The shidaiwa dealer hear is topnotch. Warranty issues are handled quickly. I don't know how their prices compare to other dealers in other areas. An eb630 is $450.00
  10. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    i was just gunna make a thread about this. i love shindy and i want to stick weith them but i have heard some good things about redmax and i wanted to give it a try

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