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RedMax HBZ260R Spec Sheet

The RedMax HBZ260R is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 459 CFM at 157 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25.4 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 459
MPH Up to 157
Blowing Force 15 N
Engine
Make Strato-Charged®
Engine displacement 25.4 cc
Strokes 2
Speed settings Variable
Features
Fuel tank 15.2 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 9.5 lbs
Noise rating 105 dB
Tube length 22.04 in
Warranty 2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

Description

Overview of the RedMax HBZ260R

  • Power: The HBZ260R, built by RedMax, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 459 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 157 MPH.
  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. Among other gas-powered handheld blowers, the RedMax HBZ260R can be considered light, weighing only 9.5 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's Strato-Charged® engine has a displacement specification of 25.4 cc. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the RedMax HBZ260R, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its variable speed settings, the RedMax HBZ260R allows precise control of the air output.
  • Noise: The noise emitted by the RedMax HBZ260R can reach up to 105 dB. Its noise rating is on the higher end compared to other gas-powered handheld leaf blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 15.2 fl. oz., this RedMax blower is average when compared to other gas handheld blowers.

The RedMax HBZ260R's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RedMax HBZ260R compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 157 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 459 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the HBZ260R is well within average in relation to similar gas-powered handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the RedMax HBZ260R 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.

Strato-Charged Engine Technology

strato-charged logo

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:
  • Lightweight (9.5 lbs)
  • Strato-Charged® Engine
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (15.2 fl. oz.)
  • Decent CFM (459 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • High noise (105 dB)
  • Low MPH (157 MPH)

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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 HBZ260R 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.
RedMax also has an extended warranty program (opens in a new tab) for 2-stroke handheld blowers like this one.

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