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Old 09-17-2013, 12:27 AM
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I'll stick with the 580 and keep hoping for 1000+ cfms in a backpack in the future.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:34 AM
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I'll stick with the 580 and keep hoping for 1000+ cfms in a backpack in the future.
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Unless the EPA gets their way, I don't think they're too far off in the future.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:32 AM
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I second RG's assessment. And as a pair, a 85xx and 75xx are a great yard clean up team. Working the two side by side you can see exactly what he's saying.

There is room for all of the above. All are excellent performing machines. None will likely disappoint. My only hesitation on the Stihl is the unnecessary complexity of the engine and valve train. More moving parts = more parts to fail, and or adjust.

When it came time to spend my hard earned money, I went for the simple sure thing. I wanted a 570. But settled for a 75xx. Alongside my 8500, it is my favorite now.

With one guy "scrubbing" the matted down leaves (75xx) and another keeping the wall o leaves moving (8500) productivity is excellent.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:29 AM
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thank you all for the posting this will helps
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What it boils down too...........


580/8500
570/7500
BR600

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.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:52 AM
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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

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580/8500
570/7500
BR600

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.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:19 AM
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Great Info

Thanks for all the great info, now comes down to which deal I can get on two since there are several good choices.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:01 AM
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I've had 3 Stihl 600's and the 1st 2 lasted a little over 2 years. I like everything about them, comfort & etc but they don't seem to last and I take decent care of my equipment. I'll prob try a redmax or Maruyama on my next purchase.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:11 PM
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Redmax 8500. I wouldn't even consider a sthil unless I was a homeowner
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:30 PM
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Or unless it was a chainsaw.
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