Product Comparison: Husqvarna 580BTS vs RedMax EBZ8500

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General Specifications
About the Product
Husqvarna 580BTS is the most powerful commercial back pack blower designed for demanding tasks. Large air flow and high air speed are provided by an efficient fan design together with the powerful X-Torq® engine. Commercial grade air filter gives long operating time and trouble free use. The harness has wide shoulder straps.
For the commercial operator, RedMax is easily the industry leader in terms of the selection and performance of power blowers. The EBZ8500 backpack blower features the Strato-Charged 2-stroke engine with ultra-low emissions and high power. With a 75.6 cc displacement and 4.4 horsepower, the EBZ8500 produces a maximum air speed of 206 MPH with tube air flow approaching 908 CFM. The Max Cooled back pad uses air sucked by the fan housing to cool operators and keep them comfortable during hot days. Wide straps and contoured back pad are oversized for greater comfort. The frame mounted throttle virtually eliminates downtime due to damaged cables.
Key Specs
Max. Air Speed
206.2 MPH
209 MPH
Max. Air Flow
1024 CFM
1024 CFM
Vacuum Feature
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Husqvarna 580BTS Backpack Leaf Blower
  • Best blower at moving leaves. Hightest CFM.
  • This thing is a beast. Husqvarna acquired the redman blower and this is the biggest blower with the highest CFM of all blowers.
  • CFM is more important than MPH for moving items such as leaves or anything with mass. MPH is important for example in getting in the cracks of a driveway and removing sand or dirt.
  • And it's not just the high airspeed so many manufacturers tout, the 900+ CFM moves leaves, piles of leaves and yard debris effortlessly.
  • Seems the vibration loosened several of the bolts that hold the engine together and then the casing cracked
RedMax EBZ8500 Back Pack Leaf Blower Hip Throttle
  • I brought this blower along with a shtl blower and I've decided to buy another REDMAX. THIS is the best blower pound for pound on the market. You won't find a blower better for less.
  • Absolutely great for blowing large piles of leaves, rocks and small animals! Worked commercial jobs and this is the most powerful blower I've used.
  • As for leaves in the Fall, it works so good that what should takes hours and hours of raking you can do in no time. When working close in, just throttle back and you can create concentrated piles of leaves for pickup or burning.
  • It cut my clean time by two thirds. It even works on wet leaves no problem. It gets everything out from those corners no raking. It is a bit louder (use ear protection) but has 10 times the power.
  • This thing is a beast. As a commercial landscape company this is the best blower available.
Size & Weight
22 in.
21.3 in.
21.5 in.
21.1 in.
21.5 in.
14.1 in.
25.8 lbs.
24.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Husqvarna 580BTS Backpack Leaf Blower
  • It is heavier than my other blowers but the blower harness is well made distribute the weight very well. Once you start moving and working you won't feel it.
  • It is a little heavy, but the harness is very comfortable and distributes the weight perfectly.
  • It is a heavy unit.
  • Great product. Very powerful and works as advertise. Only down side is weight and size.
RedMax EBZ8500 Back Pack Leaf Blower Hip Throttle
  • It is heavy and a 2 stroke (meaning you have to mix gas/oil) but relatively stingy on fuel use but it also has a rather small tank so you might have to fill it up every now and then.
Soft Grip
Adjustable Handles
Variable Speed
Sound Power Level
112 dB(A)
110 dB(A)
X-Torq® engine, High blowing capacity, Air Purge, Ergonomic harness system, Variable speed throttle, LowVib dampeners, Adjustable handles, Utilize full blow force with minimal arm strain, Cruise control, Commercial grade air filter, Air Injection
Strato-Charged® Engine
Cord Lock System
What customers say about "Features"
Husqvarna 580BTS Backpack Leaf Blower
  • The slide trigger maintains the blower speed at a certain speed.
  • This machine kicks butt!! I have used back pack blowers for years! Nothing with the power this one has! its easy to start easy to gas up and pretty light tooand the joy stick throttle is great you control how much wind you need!!!
  • Simple to use, starts easily, not too loud on the ears nor too heavy to wear.
  • The straps are wide and comfortable which evens out the weight as you carry it for a long periods of time.
  • Low vibration values. Comfortable harnest for long term carring of the blower. Comfort handle for long term bloweing.
RedMax EBZ8500 Back Pack Leaf Blower Hip Throttle
  • I like right side hand controller on husqy better but thats only one thing. Redmax starts better, pushes harder and is prob best one available to date
  • Don't forget, its not only about speed out of the pipe. You also have to consider air volume.
  • I also had the motor mounts loosen and shred the fan. Covered by warranty if you buy from a dealer.
  • I like right side hand controller on husqy better but thats only one thing. Redmax starts better, pushes harder and is prob best one available to date
  • Bolts vibrate out of motor then hit fan destroying both motor & fan assembly.
Power Source
Engine Power
4 HP
4.43 HP
Fuel Tank Volume
87.9 fl. oz.
77.8 fl. oz.
What customers say about "Power"
Husqvarna 580BTS Backpack Leaf Blower
  • The power of this unit surpasses my previous units and makes yard work that much faster and easier.
  • Good size fuel tank for a continuous long lasting full power.
  • It does eat some fuel, BUT for the amount of work it does, I will gladly stop and feed it more often than my Stihl.
  • Large tank keeps me going 90 minutes on full throttle, or over 2 hours when I am varying the power. I'm looking forward to winter to see what it will do to the snow!
  • It is not fuel efficient. (But it is a big engine so that is expected.)
  • Burns through a lot of gas.
RedMax EBZ8500 Back Pack Leaf Blower Hip Throttle
  • I just bought my second EBZ 8500. This is by far the most powerful leaf blower I have ever used.
  • The RedMax 8500 is one of the most powerful backpack blowers on the market.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
cUL Listed
Other Information
549.95 $

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