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RedMax EBZ5150 - 434 CFM Gas Backpack Blower With Hip Throttle

The RedMax EBZ5150 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 434 CFM at 215 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 50.2cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 434
MPH Up to 215
Blowing Force 20 N
Engine
Make Strato-Charged®
Engine displacement 50.2cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionHip
Fuel tank 70.9 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 20.7 lbs
Noise rating 89 dB
Warranty 2 years
Other model numbers966 35 83‑01

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Description

For the commercial operator, RedMax is easily the industry leader in terms of the selection and performance of power blowers. The EBZ5150 backpack blower features the Strato-Charged 2-stroke engine with ultra-low emissions and high power. With a 50.2 cc displacement and 2.3 horsepower, the EBZ5150 produces a maximum air speed of 215 MPH with tube air flow approaching 435 CFM. The Max Cooled back pad uses air from the fan housing to cool operators and keep them comfortable during hot days. Super wide straps and contoured back pad are oversized for greater comfort. Comes standard with a frame mounted throttle to virtually eliminate downtime due to damaged cables. (source: RedMax)

Overview of the RedMax EBZ5150

  • Power: The RedMax EBZ5150 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 215 MPH and a max air volume rating of 434 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is hip-mounted, which can make it easier on your right hand if you operate it over an extended period of time. Among other gas-powered backpack blowers, the RedMax EBZ5150 can be considered light, weighing only 20.7 lbs.
  • Engine: Its Strato-Charged® engine boasts a displacement of 50.2cc. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the EBZ5150 cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this RedMax model, this ratio is 50:1).
  • Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the EBZ5150 features variable speed settings for added control.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 89 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 70.9 fl. oz., this RedMax blower is average compared to other gas backpack blowers.

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The RedMax EBZ5150's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RedMax EBZ5150 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Its max air speed of 215 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 270 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the RedMax EBZ5150 can reach 434 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Echo PB-9010T, which boasts with 1110 CFM.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: RedMax EBZ5150 vs Husqvarna 350BT.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the RedMax EBZ5150 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

Strato-Charged Engine Technology

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RedMax's Strato-Charged 2-stroke engines are efficiently designed with just 3 moving parts. This allows them to be up to 20% more fuel-efficient than standard 2-stroke engines, to be 20 to 25% lighter than 4-stroke engines of the same size, and to produce low emissions that meet regulations without the need for a heated, heavy catalytic converter. Offering much less operator fatigue, these engines have a high power to weight ratio and can therefore be classified as high-performance.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Lightweight (20.7 lbs)
  • Strato-Charged® Engine
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (70.9 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (89 dB)
  • Decent MPH (215 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (434 CFM)

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About RedMax

RedMax is an established power equipment brand in North America, known for its trimmers, chainsaws and, of course, leaf blowers. Interestingly, the company traces its roots back to Japan, where it was founded in 1910 as the Tokyo Gas Kogyo Company. TGCK went through numerous name changes and settled with the names Komatsu Zenoah (globally) and RedMax/Zenoah (North America), under which they sell their products to this day. The company was acquired by Husqvarna in 2007. RedMax has a somewhat extensive portfolio of more than 10 leaf blowers, both backpack and handheld, and has recently launched a battery powered product line. RedMax products are produced in various plants over the globe, which are not limited to Japan.

Warranty Information

The RedMax EBZ5150 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of RedMax blowers, please consult RedMax's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-487-5951.

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