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Old 10-22-2014, 11:02 PM
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Echo 770 vs stihl br 600

Was wondering on a comparison between the 2 blowers if anyone has any input for me on both these units. I know the br600 is a great blower. I've been looking at the echo unit latly since our local shop is running a good deal on it. I run stihl and echo. I like both companies, I prefer stihl but Echo units have been dependable and they are so much better on fuel I think. Your thoughts, gonna buy 2 new backpacks here soon, was looking for any advice. Thanks.
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as far as fuel the br600 is quite a bit better on fuel then the 770. and in my opinion they are around dead even on performance i had both and still have the 600 its the better blower in my opinion
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I agree used both the sthil is hard to beat. For me would have to do with price difference And which dealer takes care of it after purchase.
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The echo blower (from my demo experience) is really comfortable to wear on your back for an extended period of time. They both have nice straps and thickly padded being these are larger blowers.
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This is opening a can of worms...some say Stihl some say Echo. IMHO I'd buy the Echo with the contingency you have good Echo dealer support. The Stihl may be comfy but the Echo is also very comfortable and has more real world power. Keep up maintenance it will provide years of excellent service! Coming from someone who's owned both and let's just say I now only have the PB 770H...
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Red Max 8500/Husqvarna 580BTS or you're losing money, because time is money. If someone comes out with something bigger and better, my 8500's go away.
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Was wondering on a comparison between the 2 blowers if anyone has any input for me on both these units. I know the br600 is a great blower. I've been looking at the echo unit latly since our local shop is running a good deal on it. I run stihl and echo. I like both companies, I prefer stihl but Echo units have been dependable and they are so much better on fuel I think. Your thoughts, gonna buy 2 new backpacks here soon, was looking for any advice. Thanks.
Basically there's not a lot of noticeable difference between the two. The 770 is 756 cfm with a average air velocity of 196 mph and the BR 600 is 712 cfm with a air velocity of 201 mph. The cost of the annual fuel expenditure can be found at
http://www.stihlusa.com/products/tec...gs-calculator/ The Stihl is cheaper to run than most anything else.

THe Stihl BR 600 is on sale right now for $479
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All of 30 seconds I'm wasting to tell you there's little Echo has on the market that can compare side by side with Stihl's top models, they have plenty that will compete with the lower end and price-wise but once you get into the high end Echo offers no competition.
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I just bought another 8500z today a few hours ago. I have 3 now, an echo 770 and a stihl 600 magnum, the stihl is a joke when it comes to leaves. I keep it around for blowing grass clippings of driveways during the cutting season as it is light weight and decent on fuel.
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I'm with Dually, RedMax 8500's are a beast of a pack blower. Stihl and Echo do not compare, and I have all (3). RedMax drinks fuel, but also moves piles of leaves the other (2) can not. Stihl blowers are very comfortable, and light, but for blowing power, ----- REDMAX -----

As for the real question, BR 600 is a better overall unit than the Echo, IMHO....
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