Will never buy Redmax again
I am a longtime user of Redmax products. At my place of work we have a fleet of fifteen backpack blowers and six string trimmers. The products are of varying age and models. Over the past ten years, I have seen the quality of Redmax products decrease significantly. We currently have four EBZ8500 backpack blowers the were purchased locally. They are comfortable to use and have more power than any other blower, but they are also increasingly louder and thirstier than any other blower. Our EBZ8500 blowers are less than one year old and I have had to completely rebuild two engines already. Additionally, I have also waited for close to three months for parts to arrive to fix them, and have had to resort to robbing parts from my boneyard to keep the new ones running.
March 3, 2014
ebz8500 blower, Just a great machine.
We purchased one unit late spring 2013 and my crew fought over who would use the blower verse 2 other brands we have. Far more productive than our other blowers. Bought 2 more for fall and without the 3 would not have completed our fall cleanings due wet and snow conditions. our last few days of work consisted of snow covered properties and completed without a hitch. Only draw back is weight and fuel consumption but that is overcome by time saving.
December 13, 2013
I am writing a review because I do not want this product to be taken off the market place. My company has 30+ blowers in use of just about every high-end manufacture.
It is the most powerful blower I have ever used
Labor reduction is dramatic.
The structural design eliminates many of the damage issue associated with transport.
This is the only blower my company has that can overcome strong wind issues.
The carburetor is moron prof and start-up is 4 pulls or less.
The crews love the fact they no longer have to kick/rake materials in tough areas.
It is heavier than all the other blowers.
At idle it distorts your vision…at low RPM the machine vibrates your whole body; thus giving the operator a blurred vision.
Conclusion: I am a 5’5” and 140 LBS. The machine is slightly more tiring than other competitors; yet the fact remains that this machine eliminates 30-45 minutes off of all my leaf cleanups. Initially when implemented the crews complained about the weight…however after a few high wind days they will not use any other unit.
October 26, 2013
i just got it do spring clean so powerful and nice to use
April 9, 2013
Best leaf blower.
I bought this blower at my local dealer. I support buying from dealers then big box stores. They were very helpful. They filled it with gas and made sure it started and ran. I enjoy being the lawn geek in my neighborhood. It starts very easily and dons't take long to warm up. The engine is strato charged this doesn't nearly require as much maintenance as STIHL 4 mix blowers. This is a very loud blower, but it's the most powerful. It goes through a lot of gas. Hearing protection is required. I enjoy having this product. In my opinion Redmax makes the best products. They are very durable and reliable.
December 3, 2012
Best back pack blower & ever owned
I have owned The Finishing Touch Landscaping for
23 years, and the RedMax EBX8500 is the best
back pack blower I have ever owned! Sthil, Ecco,
all have to step to the back of the line when it comes
to great back pack blowers. Easy to operate, love
the air blowing on my back, especially in Tucson
November 23, 2012
Lightweight with large gas tank
This blower is the best one yet. Plenty of power to move the wettest leaves and still light enough where it doesn't fatigue you. Also gas tank is large so you can blow longer without stopping.
November 17, 2012
EBZ8500- best blower ive ever owed
We are professional landscape contractors, our company ownes 15 EBZ8500. along with 3 EB7100 and 2 ebz7150. Red MAx Blowers have always been our first choice for backpack leaf blowers. Last summer we purchased 15 new EBZ8500 to upgrade our fleet. I have never been so impressed with a blowers power, The EBZ8500 saves time on using ground push blowers, which saves us money. In commerial setting the EBZ8500 perfect around cars and doorways, one machine can easily do the work of two of the older EBZ7150, this works to save on labor we have used the blowers for leaf clean prunning, mulch and job site clean-up and even snow removal operations. These machines start on the first or second pull in the middle of winter every time. We have never had an issue with equipments power or ablity to preform any tasks we needed. The blowers will blow 5 inches of wet off grass and back into beds without question. Now as we reach leaf clean up season the machines power begins to shine. Our crews take pride in their equipment, running a fleet of new equipment helps lure new hires to our firm. When there was a problem with the equipment the dealer and RedMAx worked hard tomake it right we owe our successful leaf seasons to Red MAx Equipment. thank you making a product we are proud to use
November 13, 2012