Shindawia EB8510 Blowers?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenNation, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. GreenNation

    GreenNation LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Anyone got any feedback on the Shindawia EB8510 BP Blower? We are in the process of choosing a direction on new blowers and would like some input from any Shindawia users. The whole Redmax/Husky deal has us a little undecisive. Thanks for some information and help.

    Charles Townsend
    Green Nation Lawnscapes, LLC
    Bristol, Tennessee

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Most on here love em,i just did another max 5000,shin next buy.
  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    I bought one (8510)last fall Its all right its a little heavier than the old one(red one) does seam to blow faster and gets done a bit quicker.
    Occasionally stops on the compression stroke so it likes to follow the pull cord
    (maybe 2-3 times since Ive had it)
    Would I buy another one? most likely
  4. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I just got another Redmax....with a two year warranty and their name behind you, you can't go wrong.
  5. ACEMowing

    ACEMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    We bought the 8510 last April with the right hand throttle and love it. It was awesome for the big leaf clean ups last fall... more power = less time.
    That being said, we still use our 5 or 6 year old Shindaiwa EB-480 on occassion and it's been nothing but perfect as far as reliabilty but the 8510 power really will spoil you.
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    simply put. Its a great blower for cleanups, however I do not use mine for day-to-day stuff. it's too big, bulky and heavy. I have an old Echo BP751 for that.
  7. jqlawn

    jqlawn LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 25

    I'm trying to make up my mind now between the EB8510 and the Sthil BR600. The Shindaiwa is more expensive @ $549 and the Sthil is $469. I guess the EB8510 is worth $80 it?????
  8. lawn mowin fool

    lawn mowin fool LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    "The whole Redmax/Husky deal has us a little undecisive."

    Don't worry about the Husky thing. They were bought bu Husky out of Sweeden. They own everyone, Dixon, McCullough, Poulon, etc and they left them alone. From what I understand thay may trade a few products to complete each product line, but overall Husquvarna USA and RedMax will remain completely separate.
  9. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    I have a shindaiwa 8510 with the chode tip that we bought this past fall for cleanups. Initially I was a little shocked at the price but I'd say it was worth it. It is a very powerful blower for cleanups but it doens't get used for mowing. At first I thought something was wrong with it because it sound slike it is not at full throttle, but it is. Just new C-4 technology. Like the others said, I don't need a blower that strong for everyday mowing. We also have an Echo PB-650 and the Shindaiwa is much stronger. We have two PB-603's that go on the mowing trailer. And as for the Redmax 8000, I hear they are junk. I deal with a guy who sells both Redmax and Shindaiwa, and he steered me towards the Shindaiwa. I guess the 8000's have a lot of recalls. I like the Redmax 7000's and 7001's, but the new 8000's are junk imo. If you can get one for about $540, I'd say do it. If not the Shindaiwa EB-630's, Redmax 7001's, or the Echo PB-751's are good. Hope this helps.
  10. MuleCutter

    MuleCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    go with the stihl br600. blows better, cheaper and doesnt vibrate.

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