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ncvarmint
03-04-2012, 11:32 AM
Hello all,
I just sold my br600 as i did not like the 4mix engine, and also did not need that kind of power hardly ever. I use the blower for around the house as well as my jobs. I want a true 2 stroke, and the br380 and br420 is a good enough size for me. When i am doing work around my house, the longer it take the more i like it as i like using a blower, so speed does not matter all that much.
I can get the br420 for $435otd
or the br 380 for $342 otd
or a very lightly used br380 and another stihl dealer for $282 otd
I am kinda leaning towards the br420 as it is discontinued
thanks for any help
trevor

frameslawn
03-04-2012, 02:09 PM
If power is not an issue, why not get a handheld

ncvarmint
03-04-2012, 02:25 PM
If power is not an issue, why not get a handheld

cause i want a bp blower, the handhelds are a little too weak
trevor

jackal
03-04-2012, 02:57 PM
The bigger handheld, 86 I think. Has plenty of blow, uses less fuel, is lighter and cheaper. I have both and always grab the hand held first, only use the backpack for long leaf jobs.

orangemower
03-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Flip a coin.
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scotts lawn care
03-04-2012, 03:06 PM
If your used to the power of the 600 - then you may be happier with the power of a 420, over the 380.

ed2hess
03-04-2012, 06:59 PM
I woul d go with 420 I never heard of the other model ...I thought it was 400. Anyway the 420 is a solid machine best one stihl has ever made.

Ridin' Green
03-04-2012, 08:00 PM
The only difference between the 380 and the 420 is in the tube size. Both use the exact same engine that are carbed the exact same as well, so they both turn up the same power.

I'd take either one. It depends on whether or not you want higher CFM's or higher MPH's.

The 380 has 471 CFM, and 183 MPH, while the 420 has 524 CFM and 174 MPH.

ALEX'S LANDSCAPING
03-04-2012, 08:10 PM
Get a Stihl BR 420 because it is a MAGNUM.

ncvarmint
03-05-2012, 02:00 AM
thanks guys
i am going to look at the br420 tomorrow
trevor