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Old 04-25-2009, 11:09 PM
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i have heard a lot of Stihl BR 600 here.

Is there any other recommendations that majority like?
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:31 PM
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BR 600s have a avid following, and they are pretty amazing machines, but I know a lot of people who have had issues with them, they require premium fuel, high-end synthetic oil, and valve adjustments. Do a search here, and you will find more threads in the repair forum for BR 600s than any other piece of equipment.

I would consider the Shindaiwa 802 blower, probably the best blower on the market now.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:04 AM
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for handhelds. i have always used the Sthil bg55 i really don't think you can go wrong for the 150$ that they cost.. for backpacks i have always gone with the Redmax.. its been a while since i bought one.. but last time i did the big Shidiawa was using the redmax engine.. thats why i went with the redmax.. ehhh just a thought
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:33 AM
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Im looking at getting a Shidiawa 8501 or stihl BR550/600
Wear the 8501 for a day then wear the br600 for a day and you will have your answer!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:47 AM
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the br600 and 550 are the most fuel eff so why worry bout lost fuel storage
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:49 AM
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I would consider the Shindaiwa 802 blower, probably the best blower on the market now.
x2. It is a great machine. You wont be disappointed.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:10 AM
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I have used both and the Shindaiwa is much better then the stihl.......IMO Don't leave out redmax because they are one heck of a blower and they may even top the Shindaiwa a little. I will have all blue on my trailer this year.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:28 PM
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if it shuts down when it is on your back just follow a few simple steps
1. Take blower off of your back
2. Set blower on ground
3. Pull cord to start blower
4 Pick up off ground and put it back on

Pretty simple
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:44 PM
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speaking of hands down, go with the stihl! just like they said, it is the most comfortable, fuel efficient and powerfull blower out there imo (talkin the br600 here). heres what you do;
1) buy it
2) use it
3) TAKE CARE OF IT
4) love it

follow those steps and you will never have any problems with a stihl. ive just found that after you have used one for a while, do what works best for you. dont follow manuals instructions for starting, maintenance, etc. check the air filter, spark arrestor, and once in a while the sparkplug. thats it.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:01 PM
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do most places let you demo a blower before buying?
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