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Shindaiwa EB790RT - 835 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

The Shindaiwa EB790RT is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 835 CFM at 240 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 79.9cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 835
MPH Up to 240
Blowing Force 40 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 79.9cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 67 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 26 lbs
Noise rating 76 dB
Warranty 5 years

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Description

Overview of the Shindaiwa EB790RT

  • Power: The EB790RT, produced by Shindaiwa, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 835 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 240 miles per hour (MPH).
  • Handling: Featuring a backpack configuration, this leaf blower is designed for prolonged usage, offering superior comfort and maneuverability compared to handheld alternatives. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. Be aware that, at 26 lbs, the Shindaiwa EB790RT is on the heavier side of gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 79.9cc. As with most 2-stroke engines, the EB790RT requires a fuel mixture of gas and oil to function efficiently. The fuel/oil ratio recommended by Shindaiwa for the EB790RT is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: The Shindaiwa EB790RT features customizable airflow through its variable speed settings and effortless speed maintenance with built-in cruise control.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 76 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: With a tank capacity of 67 fl. oz., the Shindaiwa blower falls within the usual range for gas backpack blowers.

The Shindaiwa EB790RT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Shindaiwa EB790RT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 240 MPH, which is rather impressive for a gas-powered backpack blower. 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.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the EB790RT by Shindaiwa will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 835 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most 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 Shindaiwa EB790RT 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:
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (835 CFM)
  • High MPH (240 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (67 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (76 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Quite heavy (26 lbs)

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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 EB790RT 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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