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Old 09-18-2011, 06:29 PM
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Stihl BR550 Blower

I recently purchased a used Stihl blower. The blower runs like a top. Could not be any better. A few questions though. On the recoil decal it is a BR550 On the right hand side of blower housing it has a sticker that has what appears are the serial number and it says BR600. Is there anyother way to identify which this is???
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:02 PM
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Sounds like someone replaced one or the other of the two parts where the numbers are at. Call Stihl tomorrow and give them the serial number and ask them which you have. I can't go out to look at my BR600M right now, but I'm sure the serial number is also stamped on the engine itself somewhere. I just can't recall offhand right now.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:26 PM
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Thank You will give stihl a call tomorrow.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:49 PM
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I'm betting it's a 600 since the recoil is the more common part to be changed out.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:46 PM
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Hoping it is. If so I got a bargain at 225.00 The number stamped on bottom of engine case is same as on the BR600 Magnum sticker.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:15 AM
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Hoping it is. If so I got a bargain at 225.00 The number stamped on bottom of engine case is same as on the BR600 Magnum sticker.
Well then, if those numbers match, you can pretty much bank on it being a 600, so it looks like it's what I, and another poster said- someone switched the parts around to keep it going.

Congrats! I bought a BR600M last fall (after the leaves were down unfortunately) that was only 4 months old. I asked to see the guys receipt to make sure he hadn't stolen it, and saw the receipt, and later on the one at the dealer he bought it from. Since that is my main dealership and I know the guys there very well, we were talking one day, and I told my salesman about the blower. The salesman started digging through his receipts for the year, and pulled out his copy of the one the guy had. Everything was the same, and I recognized the guys signature as being the same on my receipt. The guy I bought it from was a partner in a LCO, and his partner didn't want to keep going, so they sold off everything they had, including the stuff they had just bought. I missed out on buying an FS90R (bought at the same time as the blower by the guy I bought it from) for $125 because I didn't have enough cash on me when I went to buy the blower, and another guy was coming only a few minutes after me. I mainly went for the BR600. I paid-$225, and have the receipt. There wasn't even any scratches on it yet, and still aren't. I take great care of my stuff, especially being a one man operation.

There may be bigger ones now, but they weigh as much as 25% more than the BR600, so I'm happy with it.
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