agreed I'm a Stihl fan however I agree it does appear after seeing an using a 8500 (used only a few mins) The 8500 is more powerful than a BR600
Originally Posted by ProStreetCamaro
What it boils down too...........
Choose one and go blow some leaves. All 3 are powerful and all 3 will get the job done as fast as possible. We have a BR600 and 8500 and the 8500 stays home all year until the leaves start falling. It is far more powerful than the BR600 but the BR600 is lighter so we use it during the summer.