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Shindaiwa eb8520rt/eb802rt "hush mode"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dishboy, May 30, 2010.

  1. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,873

    Anybody have any feedback on the blowers and which is quieter. Have a couple of neighbors next to a high end account whining about my Redmax EB7001 noise and the client will buy me a quieter blower to pacify them.
  2. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 870

    According to Shindaiwa's website, both are rated at 65 dB(A). What they do is just cut back and limit the throttle in "Hush Mode". The EB802 is a 2 cycle and the other is a C4. However, you will get more volume(read-"work") from the EB8520 at any throttle position plus it has a different pitch to the noise. I would say the pitch is lower than the 2 cycle. Next time, you should try doing the research yourself. BTW; Who will own this blower after purchase and what if it's still not quite enough?
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,873

    Thanks for your info ,
    1. I have researched this myself. It's Sunday shops are closed so I asked for feedback by ACTUAL users since it is impossible to demo either if they actually had them.
    2. Why would it be any of your concern or business who owns the blower?, It would be gifted to me and if it is not quite enough I imagine the neighbors can ESAD as I am legal even with my LOUD redmax.
  4. rm25x

    rm25x LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Best bet if you need a strong blower thats not too loud is the C4, I love mine (eb8520). My echo handheld is as loud as this backpack blower is.
  5. jricker

    jricker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    blowers with valves are trouble. my br 600 is on its way back to the factory. i bought the pb 770 and love it
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    hush mode is just a gimmick. it just limits how far you can open the throttle
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I think a more reasonable solution would be to try and service the yard on
    another day of the week, perhaps a different time of day, preferably when
    the neighbors are at work but certainly not first thing in the morning and I'd
    also stay away from late evenings.

    That's what I would do, if they still don't like it ask them what would be a good time,
    if supposedly no such time exists then explain that the work has to be done and there
    will be some equipment running and you're willing to compromise but beyond that there's
    simply not much doing.

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