The Shindaiwa EB854RT is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 735 CFM at 213 MPH. It features a 4-cycle 79.7 cc engine. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 735|
|MPH||Up to 213|
|Blowing Force||29 N|
|Engine displacement||79.7 cc|
|Fuel tank||68.7 fl. oz.|
|Noise rating||77 dB|
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Overview of the Shindaiwa EB854RT
- Power: The EB854RT, built by Shindaiwa, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 735 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 213 MPH.
- 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. Be aware that, at 27.6 lbs, the Shindaiwa EB854RT is on the heavier side for gas-powered backpack blowers.
- Engine: This blower is fitted with a 79.7 cc Hybrid 4 engine. Redmax's Hybdrid 4® engine is a 4-stroke engine that runs with a mixture of oil and gas (50:1 ratio). You can find more details about this technology further down the page.
- Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the EB854RT offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
- Noise: Its noise rating of 77 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
- Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a backpack blower, with a tank able to hold around 68.7 fl. oz of fuel.
The Shindaiwa EB854RT's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Shindaiwa EB854RT compare with similar leaf blowers.
- Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 213 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 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
- Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Shindaiwa EB854RT can reach 735 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Shindaiwa EB910RT, with 1110 CFM, could be in your good books.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Shindaiwa EB854RT 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.
Hybrid 4 Engine Technology
Redmax's Hybrid 4® engine combines the advantages of 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines. This 4-stroke engine runs on a mix of gasoline and oil (1:50). For this to happen, the gasoline-oil mix enters the cylinder head through a bypass channel in order to offer full lubrication, which avoids the need for parts like an oil pump, sump or tank (which are compulsory for traditional 4-stroke engines). Therefore, there is no oil servicing to do (easy maintenance), the leaf blower emits less fumes, is more fuel efficient, and its overall noise is lower. Additionally, all Hybrid 4® engines are fitted with a system that considerably reduces the effort needed to pull the starter rope.
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 EB854RT 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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