Originally Posted by Capemay Eagle
I would vote for the first one, the Echo. But if you decide to step up, consider the Stihl BR500 or the BR600 Magnum. I got the BR600 magnum a while back and it is incredible. I cannot wait till Stihl makes an ever more powerful blower!!
According to the Stihl rep we talked with this year at the outdoor show, there isn't any plan to go bigger than the 600 Stihl. They may
come out with another strato-charged 2 stroke that would equal the 600, but they don't plan to go bigger anytime soon.
My Husky 570 is quite a bit more powerful than my BR600. I rarely use the 600 anymore.