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Shindaiwa EB854RT Spec Sheet

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)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 735
MPH Up to 213
Blowing Force 29 N
Engine
Make Hybrid 4
Engine displacement 79.7 cc
Strokes 4
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 68.7 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 27.6 lbs
Noise rating 77 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes

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. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Shindaiwa EB854RT, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

Shindaiwa's biggest and most powerful blower with an incredible combination of air volume and air velocity. (source: Shindaiwa)

Overview of the Shindaiwa EB854RT

The Shindaiwa EB854RT in use

The Shindaiwa EB854RT

  • Power: The EB854RT gas-powered blower, manufactured by Shindaiwa, is rated for a max air volume of 735 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 213 MPH.
  • Handling: This blower’s backpack functionality makes make it less exerting on the user, even when used for an extended period of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. However, for a gas-powered backpack blower, the Shindaiwa EB854RT is heavier than most, weighing 27.6 lbs.
  • 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 below.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Shindaiwa EB854RT allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 77 dB, the EB854RT is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered backpack category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 68.7 fl. oz., this Shindaiwa blower is average when compared to other gas backpack blowers.

Product Video

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.

  • The Shindaiwa EB854RT expels air at speeds up to 213 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • 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 (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Echo PB-8010H with 1071 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Shindaiwa EB854RT is on the average side of the price range.

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

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Cruise control
  • Hybrid 4® Engine
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (68.7 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (77 dB)
  • Decent CFM (735 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (213 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (27.6 lbs)

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About Shindaiwa

Since the 50’s, 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 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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