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Shindaiwa EB600RT - 517 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

The Shindaiwa EB600RT is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 517 CFM at 216 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 58.2cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 517
MPH Up to 216
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 58.2cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Fuel tank 62 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 22.7 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Warranty 5 years

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Description

A combination of dependability and comfort with economical performance. (source: Shindaiwa)

Overview of the Shindaiwa EB600RT

The Shindaiwa EB600RT in use

The Shindaiwa EB600RT

  • Power: The Shindaiwa EB600RT is a gas-powered leaf blower. It features a maximum air speed of 216 MPH and a maximum air volume rating of 517 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 located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. The Shindaiwa EB600RT weighs 22.7 lbs, placing it within the average weight range for gas-powered backpack blowers, neither the lightest nor the heaviest in its category.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 58.2cc. Please keep in mind that due to its 2-stroke nature, the engine of the Shindaiwa EB600RT necessitates a precise mixture of gasoline and oil for operation. According to Shindaiwa, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1
  • Speed Settings: Users can fine-tune the airflow of the EB600RT to their liking with its variable speed settings, ensuring bespoke performance for any task at hand.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 70 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a tank capacity of 62 fl. oz., the Shindaiwa blower falls within the usual range for gas backpack blowers.

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The Shindaiwa EB600RT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Shindaiwa EB600RT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 216 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected 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.
  • As this unit is rated at 517 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the RedMax EBZ9000RH, which boasts with 1245 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Shindaiwa EB600RT is on the average side of the price range.

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

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22.7 lbs)
  • Decent tank (62 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent MPH (216 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (517 CFM)

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About Shindaiwa

Since the 50s, Shindaiwa Incorporated has been a major player on the outdoor power equipment market. The company launched its first product, the "Hurricane", an electric chainsaw, back in 1955 in Japan. Nowadays, they are headquarted in Lake Zurich, IL. However, they remain closely tied to their homeland, since they now belong to ECHO Incorporated, a subsidiary of the Yamabiko corporation. Shindaiwa manufactures its products both in Japan, in Yokosuka, Morioka, and Hiroshima, and also in other plants around the globe, in Shenzhen, China, and Lake Zurich, IL.

Warranty Information

The Shindaiwa EB600RT is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Shindaiwa blowers, please consult Shindaiwa's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-877-9-TORQUE (1-877-986-7783).

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