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Stihl Vs. Redmax Help Please!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jmurphy, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Hi. I am going to be purchasing a Backpack Blower before the start of the upcoming season. I was ready to buy a Eb7001 but I found out that there arent any close dealers. I have found a VERY close (within 3 minutes from my house):) payup Stihl dealer w/ service center. I was wondering, How does the Stihl BR 600 compare to the Redmax eb7001.

    Thanks so much,
    -John Murphy-
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    The Stihl BR600 is a better, lighter, quieter blower with more blowing power.
    Plus you have a close dealer verses no dealer.
    It's a no-brainer...
  3. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    The Red Max is a better blower overall quality wise plus it is a 2 cycle.

    But, you are better off to go with a local dealer and, if that means Stihl, then so be it. I don't like the new 4 mix engines...heavier, less power and more maintenance.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Comparing the eb7001 to the br600 is apple to oranges. Did you by chance mean the ebz8000? If not, go for the stihl, it is a more powerful blower in comparison to the eb7001 it is lighter as well.
  5. greenscapes inc.

    greenscapes inc. LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 137

    Go with the redmax. I have a stihl dealer 5 min away from me but I drive 2 hours for redmax and shindaiwa. I have 5 stihl blowers and trimmers sitting in my shop. They don't have a 1/4 of the hours my shindaiwa blowers have on them. I will never buy another stihl product unless is a chain saw.
  6. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Why wont you buy another Stihl product?
  7. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    I'll answer this one. I have a Stihl FS-85 trimmer and an 017 saw. The saw has been in the shop three times for a carb rebuild and the trimmer once. The last time they both got the rebuild was last summer. They ran good for a little while but soon neither would accelerate when I squeezed the throttle.

    I have never ever had so much trouble from 2 cycle equipment as I have with Stihl. I have Kawasaki trimmers, Husquvarna, Echo and Tanaka plus Redmax blowers. Over six years, only the Stihl products have given me trouble. I WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER STIHL ANYTHING .

    Go with the 7001 Redmax blower and you will be happy. I have five of the older ones, the EB-6200 which are the same as the 7001 only without a few little modifications.
  8. totallawncare912

    totallawncare912 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Stihl is junk Shindaiwa Kawasaki or Redmax, Redmax blowers are the best period my opinion plus i own one
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i agree with greenscapes- no more stihl unless its a chainsaw. 4 mix is unproven technology!
  10. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    I have the BR600, and have been very pleased with it's performance. It has plenty of power:weightlifter: . Go with the Stihl.

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