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Old 01-17-2013, 10:45 PM
Ridin' Green Ridin' Green is offline
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It's ok....all in good fun. The one you just snagged didn't even occur to me though...good eye! Yes, their is such a thing as torquing your tube too hard.
....especially after just reaching back and feeling them to see how firm they are.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:28 PM
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It should be able to blow cobbles on a parking lot. Seriously. Not much for break in. Just don't run it at steady rpms for long periods at first. The throttle response on mine was a little sluggish at first. It will be powerful for sure at first but the power will increase a bit after it breaks in...5 to 10 tanks or so. I like a longer blower tube so I bought an extra intermediate tube for blowing out drainage ditches and to have more pinpoint control at times, but usually I use it in the factory configuration. The tubes will be tight as hell at first...almost a 2 person job to put them on/take them off. Oh, there is a flat high velocity nozzle that comes with it too. I find it almost unuseable at any significant throttle...it just torques the tube too hard...just too hard to hold it.

P.S. - Maintenance, not much. I've cleaned my foam pre-filter a couple times, stays amazingly clean. Still on the original plug.
Thank You for the info. I will get it on Monday then I will have till thursday to get it break in some.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:24 AM
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You're welcome and you don't really need to break it in before using it. Also keep an eye out for hardware loosening up, as with any new equipment. That's my biggest problem with all of my equipment. The only real problem I have with my 580, and I guess it's really operator error, is turning it off when I don't mean to. I prefer a push-button kill switch that you have to deliberately push and hold to turn off.

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:34 AM
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You're welcome and you don't really need to break it in before using it. Also keep an eye out for hardware loosening up, as with any new equipment. That's my biggest problem with all of my equipment. The only real problem I have with my 580, and I guess it's really operator error, is turning it off when I don't mean to. I prefer a push-button kill switch that you have to deliberately push and hold to turn off.
I know that you talking about the blower I have now if the switch is touch at all it kills without holding it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:09 PM
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I ended up getting the BR 600 a couple of days ago and all I can say is.... WOW
What was once a strong fart is now a hurricane!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:19 PM
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I ended up getting the BR 600 a couple of days ago and all I can say is.... WOW
What was once a strong fart is now a hurricane!
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Congrats! I said the same thing when I bought mine.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:12 PM
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I ended up getting the BR 600 a couple of days ago and all I can say is.... WOW
What was once a strong fart is now a hurricane!
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Congrats!If you are like me I Love get some thing new. My new 580BTS will be here tomorrow.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:27 PM
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Congrats!If you are like me I Love get some thing new. My new 580BTS will be here tomorrow.
If it where me i would have waited till this spring and got the New 590 BTS which is way more powerful and half the price...
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:40 PM
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If it where me i would have waited till this spring and got the New 590 BTS which is way more powerful and half the price...
......or wait until mid summer when the new 600 BTS comes out. It will actuallly blow the debris into a pile, then bag it for you, and they're actually paying you to take them off your dealers hands.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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Yeah but with the dual blower tubes and supercharged engine the problem they're having with them is operators becoming airborne.
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