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Stihl BR600 beats Redmax 8000???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BryPaulD, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 392

    What do you think? My dealer carries both and said the rep came in with this tube with a softball inside of it. He said the BR600 pushed the softball up the tube much higher than the Redmax 8000. Opinions please.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    That is an interesting demonstration. The only problem is we don't use our blowers to push softballs up tubes.

    The truth is that we, meaning those of us in the lawn and landscape industry, won't really be able to tell the true capabilities of the new BR600 until we start using them for some heavy duty yard debris removal this fall and winter. Until then we're just blowing off driveways and that is not what the BR600 and EB8000 were designed for.
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    I have to agree with you Richard. I am in the process on "shopping" for a new BP the 8000 crossed my mind but, I said to my self why do I need that big of a blower? So I think i'm settled on it's little brother the 7001.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Husqvarna had a weedeater test with a bucket of water they would put the trimmer in a bucket something like that.
  5. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    I would still take the Redmax Strato Charged anyday. :)
  6. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 392

    they also said the BR600 is 5lbs. lighter and I saw the price tag was $50.00 or so cheaper. I love my Redmax 7001.
  7. slicey

    slicey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    the TRUTH is, this is a relavent demo. it's meant to mimic a pressure-testing setup in a lab. pushing that ball vertically higher translates into pushing that small tree limb or wet, clump of leaves more easily.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Its easy to blow hard into a tube. lets see you do it on wet leaves on a costumers lawn.

  9. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    To each his own...
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Not with my lips on it like you. But back in the day it was common practice to do this as a side show.


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