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Old 11-04-2012, 09:07 PM
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Stihl BR550 or BR600 blower?

hey guys, i dont see any difference in the specs of the br blowers from stihl's website.
im comparing the
br550
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br600 magnum

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/blo...ional-blowers/

only difference in specs i see is that the br600 is .2lbs lighter

what am i missing?

thanks alot
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:08 PM
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Husqvarna 580bts .......they should call it a jetpack!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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My handheld can push more leaves then the 550 can.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:13 PM
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Look at the size of the tube and the construction of the Husqvarna compared to the BR-Models
http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/blowers/580bts/
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:23 PM
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i dont know where to get the husquavarna and its 80 more than the stihl. its worht it>
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:28 PM
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I have never personally used a stihl, but from my personal experience this 580 rocks. $80 is nothing with the time you will save having a quality blower.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:32 PM
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You'll get alot of comments on getting XYZ blower doing more but you'll have a hard time finding a better blower compairing ALL the features that come with a stihl blower. I have both a 550 and 600, the specs are very close on paper, but the 600 is a beast.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:38 PM
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I have never personally used a stihl, but from my personal experience this 580 rocks. $80 is nothing with the time you will save having a quality blower.
how long did you have this for?
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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Honestly I just bought it yesterday because my 10hp billy goat blew a pushrod for the third time in 2 weeks. So I cannot atest to the longevity of the 580, but I have a 150bts that is 2 years old and runs like new still. The comfortability is amazing as it has a belly and chest strap. With that being said that I went from a 10hp walk behind to the 580 and was still impressed should say alot about it's power.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:47 PM
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Go with BR 600 Magnum, we have 2 of them and they are great! We also have a BR550 and all the guys seem to agree that it blows about 80% of the power of the BR 600 Magnum! Get the big boy
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