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RedMax EBZ8500 Spec Sheet

The RedMax EBZ8500 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 908 CFM at 206 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 75.6 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 908
MPH Up to 206
Blowing Force 40 N
Engine
Make Strato-Charged®
Engine displacement 75.6 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionHip
Fuel tank 77.7 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 24.7 lbs
Noise rating 103 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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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 EBZ8500 backpack blower features the Strato-Charged 2-stroke engine with ultra-low emissions and high power. With a 75.6 cc displacement and 4.4 horsepower, the EBZ8500 produces a maximum air speed of 206 MPH with tube air flow approaching 908 CFM. The Max Cooled back pad uses air sucked by the fan housing to cool operators and keep them comfortable during hot days. Wide straps and contoured back pad are oversized for greater comfort. The frame mounted throttle virtually eliminates downtime due to damaged cables. (source: RedMax)

Overview of the RedMax EBZ8500

  • Power: The EBZ8500, built by RedMax, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 908 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 206 MPH.
  • 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. Be aware that, at 24.7 lbs, the RedMax EBZ8500 is on the heavier side for gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: This blower's Strato-Charged® engine has a displacement specification of 75.6 cc. As you may or may not know, 2-stroke engines require a mixture of gasoline and oil in order to keep all the moving parts lubricated while fuelling the engine’s internal combustion. The fuel/oil ratio recommended by RedMax for the EBZ8500 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the RedMax EBZ8500 to match.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 103 dB, the EBZ8500 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered backpack category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 77.7 fl. oz., this RedMax blower is average when compared to other gas backpack blowers.

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The RedMax EBZ8500's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RedMax EBZ8500 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 206 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for gas-powered backpack blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the RedMax EBZ8500 boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 908 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful of gas-powered backpack blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the RedMax EBZ8500 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
  • Strato-Charged® Engine
  • High CFM (908 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (77.7 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (103 dB)
  • Decent MPH (206 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (24.7 lbs)

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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 EBZ8500 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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