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Old 04-21-2009, 11:49 AM
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Stuck on What blower brand

Im looking at getting a Shidiawa 8501 or stihl BR550/600
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:22 PM
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Get the stihl BR 600, its the most powerfull blower that stihl makes, it runs great, isn't too heavy, and also looks the best.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:27 PM
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Shindaiwa hands down! That's a really powerful unit!
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:09 PM
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+1 on the stihl!! its the most comfortable blower i've ever used. its power to weight ratio is unbeatable and there is nothing to snag on the blower with its shape. the controls are very operator friendly too! the choke will click off with a pull of the throttle (sweet when your walking to the property, b/c its on ur back warming up on 1/2 choke and all you do is click the trigger to get it to idle, and then ur ready to go) Its a nice time saver, along with the kill switch too.

only thing i dont like is the fact that the gas tank is the smallest in its class for a 60+ cc blower. but it does make it lighter on your back.

i love mine, but thats just imo.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:11 PM
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but do get the BR600 over the 550. Ive had both and trust me the extra $$ is worth it... BR600!!
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:04 AM
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My fear of getting a back pack is starting it. If for whatever reason it dies while on your back, how do you get it started up again?
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:06 AM
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Get the electric start........
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:26 AM
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i have never heard of that on them.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:31 AM
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i have never heard of that on them.
They make an adapter you can put on a cordless drill and it will turn it over.



Stihl for me. Those hoes will blow.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:46 AM
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Shindaiwa hands down! That's a really powerful unit!
Agreed! Go with the Shindy!
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