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RedMax EBZ8550 - 941 CFM Gas Backpack Blower With Hip Throttle

The RedMax EBZ8550 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 941 CFM at 206 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 75.6cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 941
MPH Up to 206
Blowing Force 41 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 75.6cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionHip
Fuel tank 77.8 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 25.1 lbs
Noise rating 103 dB
Warranty 2 years
Other model numbers967851601

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Description

Overview of the RedMax EBZ8550

  • Power: The RedMax EBZ8550 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 941 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 206 miles per hour (MPH).
  • Handling: By design, this model isn’t the smallest leaf blower on the market. It’s meant to be carried as a backpack so that the bulk of the unit is out of the way and the user’s hands are free to manipulate the nozzle. 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 25.1 lbs, the RedMax EBZ8550 is on the heavier side of gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 75.6cc. Given its 2-cycle design, it's essential to mix gasoline and oil correctly for the unit's engine. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the EBZ8550 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Users can fine-tune the airflow of the EBZ8550 to their liking with its variable speed settings, ensuring bespoke performance for any task at hand.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 103 dB, the EBZ8550 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered backpack category.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 77.8 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity for backpack blowers.

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The RedMax EBZ8550's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RedMax EBZ8550 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 206 MPH, placing the EBZ8550 right in line with the average air speed for 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.
  • The EBZ8550 is powerful, with an airflow rating of 941 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is certainly on the high end compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the RedMax EBZ9000RH, with 1245 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the RedMax EBZ8550 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • High CFM (941 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (77.8 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (103 dB)
  • Decent MPH (206 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Quite heavy (25.1 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 EBZ8550 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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