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shindaiwa eb8520

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by docjones, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 197

    hey everyone.....wanted to pick your brains and see if anyone else has heard this or if my dealer is full of crap.....ordered a new shindaiwa eb8520 with the throttle on tube.....what came in was a hip throttle....dealer said shindaiwa is no longer making this model with the tube throttle and has a new blower coming to market in june or something......anyway, i didn't take the blower....i really prefer the throttle on tube personally.....has anyone else heard of a new shindy blower coming out and if the 8520 no longer comes with tube throttle?
  2. bigclawnman

    bigclawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    I bought the same blower about 2 years ago with the hip throttle....I would not have another mower that size with out it. To be honest I never knew that they had a tube throttle.....

  3. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 197

    if you check their website, it's the eb8520 rt model which shows a picture with the tube throttle.
  4. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    The RT is tube throttle.
  5. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,431

    I've been thinking about starting a thread on this subject, but now I don't have to. :D

    What's the advantage of having a tube throttle over a hip throttle, and visa/versa?
  6. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Tube throttle keeps one hand free for other things, but it's very much a preference thing....some guys hate tube throttles and other guys love it.
  7. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    The models I have seen here in Canada all have the throttle on the tube. Have you been able to use the 8520 yet? What are your thoughts on it?
  8. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    The EB8520 and the EB8520/RT are both discontinued, we should be seeing new models soon as part of Shindaiwa's 4 stroke marketing makeover. The new models will be red and called Hybrid4 instead of C4, and different model number designations.
  9. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    Will the specifications be the same? I was all set to get an eb8520 but now I might hold off until these new models come out.
  10. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,345

    The rep was at my dealer Thursday and it sounds like it is a sticker and color change. That is what he said at least. I'm just going with the 802.

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