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
Just picked up my new EBZ8500RH. WOW...the power is awesome. Moves tons of leaves quick. I was able to cut the time of doing my leaves in half.
But anyone buying one of these blowers should know you need strong shoulders and a good back to carry one of these around for any period of time. I had issues trying to get it adjusted on my shoulders. the machine wants to lean back from the top and that means the straps need to be tight but that seems to restrict arm movement. So then you need to loosen the straps and them it likes to try and fall off one shoulder or the other as I moved around.
I think if they add or offered a couple of diffierent accessories it would make a huge improvement on comfort. 1. A thicker lower back pad. 2. A optional waist belt. 3. An adjustable chest strap to keep the shoulder straps from sliding apart. When you spend almost $600.00 for a good machine and are going to wear it for hours. Little things do matter.
Anyone who backpacks knows how important adjustable straps are to carring weight for long periods of time.
November 13, 2012
This is by far the best blower on the market ! I own stilhs 600 and shindaiwa four stokes. By far it out works them all ! Its like two stihl 600 on your back. i use it daily and my guys fight over who is going to use it for the day! Buying two more just so no one fights over it! Worth the 550 bucks!
November 12, 2012
Best backpack blower on the market today
When I started my landscaping business 7 years ago and had no idea what type of backpack blower to use. After talking with a several local dealers and trying several different brands of blowers I purchased a RedMax blower. It was one of the best purchases I made when starting my company. Now after 7 years of reliable commercial use I am not even going to hesitate when it comes to purchasing a new blower. Because of the power, durability and reliability of the RedMax brand and after reading reviews, demonstrating the new blower myself I’m purchasing the EBZ8500. I’ll be honest with you I’m a small 2 person company and need a product that is affordable, reliable, comfortable enough to wear all day and powerful enough to get me in and out of a jobsite fast. The EBZ8500 is all that and more. I was a believer in RedMax blowers from the first demo I saw 7 years ago and I do recommend RedMax to everyone from family, friends and neighbors to fellow tradesmen that want a powerful reliable backpack blower. If you have a large yard to clean I recommend the EBZ8500 blower. Believe me as a person in the industry and someone that uses a blower all summer and fall it will make your task so much easier and faster you’ll be glad you purchased it. Oh buy the way the 7001 is still running strong and still in service today.
November 10, 2012