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Which is the better deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Psych-O, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Psych-O

    Psych-O LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Local dealer says I can get a Redmax 7001 for about $430, or the 8000 for $550. Both are new. Which would you choose? I've never tried either one, so I don't know what the difference would be between them other than the spec charts. Any help would be appreciated. :dizzy:
  2. Psych-O

    Psych-O LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    :help: Anybody????????????
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    8000 on ebay
  4. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Depends on what you are going to use the blower for. The 7001 is not as powerful (cfm's are lower) and won't move the wet heavy leaves as well as the 8000. The 8000, though, would probably be overkill for blowing off clippings from sidewalks and such.

    The 8000 also is supposedly CARB compliant more than the 7001 - if you care.

    Again, depends on what you are going to use it for, how much you are going to use it, and if you just want to pay $120 for a little better unit.

  5. ITL

    ITL LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 188

    My choice was the 8000 due to increased air volumn with about the same fuel use due to the strato-charged engine on the 8000. Extra power is nice on leaf work at a slight increase in weight. Some might not like the 2 pound increase in weight. So far weight has not been an issue for me, especially if you use the waist strap and load weight to your hips and not shoulders. If only using for grass clippings on drive and walkways then the extra power is less valuable but still nice on those double wide drives and larger lots. I paid 481 for mine.

  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Both are good blowers. If you don't mind spending the extra money then go with the 8000. But like said earlier in other posts it really depends on what you will be doing with it.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Spend the extra money IMO. I have both and there is NO comparison.
  8. Psych-O

    Psych-O LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Thanks for the input guys, but I went and bought the 7001 and a Redmax bcz2600 trimmer today. Got the b/p home and fired her up! :blob3: I was impressed! My trimmer is due in tomorrow, can't wait to fire that up since I've been using a "Weedeater" brand for the past 8 years at home. ;)

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