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)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 517|
|MPH||Up to 216|
|Fuel tank||62 fl. oz.|
|Noise rating||70 dB|
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Overview of the Shindaiwa EB600RT
- Power: The EB600RT, built by Shindaiwa, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 517 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 216 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 located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. All told, it weighs 22.7 lbs — the Shindaiwa EB600RT is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack blower on the market.
- Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 58.2cc. Please note that, because the Shindaiwa EB600RT's engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Shindaiwa, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower 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 EB600RT features variable speed settings for added control.
- Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 70 dB.
- Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a backpack blower, with a tank that holds around 62 fl. oz of fuel.
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.
- The Shindaiwa EB600RT expels air at speeds up to 216 MPH, making it standard in terms of 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.
- 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 Echo PB-9010T, which boasts with 1110 CFM.
As you can see from this interactive chart, 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
- In the expected price range
- 5 year (limited) warranty
- Decent weight (22.7 lbs)
- Decent tank (62 fl. oz.)
- Acceptable noise (70 dB)
- Decent MPH (216 MPH)
- Low CFM (517 CFM)
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.
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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