Very good blower. The only thing I can say negative about it is the engine stop wires need to be better protected. They hang out too far by the carb and get pulled out very easy. Then you have to flood the blower to turn it off.
November 12, 2014
I have a couple old 8000 models,they are fantastic but the 8500 is the best,the only problem is the 8500 has a defect on the short block and it's cost rough $400.00 to fix and the warranty doesn't cover,you pay about $600.00 for the machine and a year later you pay $400 for the short block or throw the machine away
November 9, 2014
Going to keep it simple, should have bought this years ago! I actually look forward to leaves in my yard now. I'm only mad at myself for struggling all those years when I didn't have to.
October 27, 2014
the best blower ever
I have owned other blowers in the past but this a huge step up this blower is a beast anything u throw at it it can handle. I have not had a problem with it yet.
THIS BLOWER IS BUILT LIKE A TANK!!!!!
April 24, 2014
BEST brand of blowers ever made!
This is a very powerful top-of-the-line commercial leaf blower---specs:
1025 CFM (housing)
50:1 gas & oil mixture
77.77 oz gas tank
BEST BRAND OF BLOWERS EVER, EVER, EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Special thanks to: RedMax and the Powerful Oz 8500 that they make
April 16, 2014
I have been disappointed by RedMax this time. I've been a 16 year user of RedMax and have been happy until this last purchase of the EBZ8500. I work in Canada where it can get cold and our snow is a dry snow so backpacks make a great snow removal tool. This new blower I have bought is not liking the cold at all. The Flexible part of the blower tube gets extremely inflexible in the cold which is not acceptable and never an issue on my older RedMax blowers. On a cold morning I had my fuel line become brittle in the cold and break off at the top of the fuel tank. The blower was one week old! My older RedMax blowers have never needed a new fuel line in 8 years! I don't no if this is the doing of Husky buying them out or not but something has changed in the quality of the materials these are being built with. This is the first RedMax I have bought since the takeover and it may be the last if this is not dealt with. I also think the back rest is very uncomfortable. I also was not impressed by the power and think the RPM's are too low. Air speed should be higher. Sorry RedMax Two thumbs down on this one. I sure hope you take these issues seriously.
Thanks for the chance to review.
April 5, 2014
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