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Old 08-25-2013, 11:57 AM
HudsonBrosLawnCare HudsonBrosLawnCare is offline
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Stihl Br600 Magnums are simply the best! You will not regret buying one.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:06 PM
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Shindiawa 802, the best hands down. I'm telling you, it'll blow the hair off you head.
Shidiawa is owned by Echo. I will not go back with Echo. Too many bad experiences.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:18 PM
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Shidiawa is owned by Echo. I will not go back with Echo. Too many bad experiences.
I understand being burned by Echo. But as a subsidiary, Shindaiwa is still a seperate entity. If Husqvarna burned you, would you write off Redmax too? Exceptions being rebadged versions of the "offending" manufacturer.

With the intermingling of the big manufacturers, it's all a big fuzzy mess anyway. Echo owns Shin, Husky owns Redmax. Hitachi owns Tanaka, Maruyama uses Kawasaki engines on their backpack blowers. Stihl uses Redmax engines on some of their backpack blowers. Who makes the best blower? Tougher question then It should be.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:22 PM
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I understand being burned by Echo. But as a subsidiary, Shindaiwa is still a seperate entity. If Husqvarna burned you, would you write off Redmax too? Exceptions being rebadged versions of the "offending" manufacturer.

With the intermingling of the big manufacturers, it's all a big fuzzy mess anyway. Echo owns Shin, Husky owns Redmax. Hitachi owns Tanaka, Maruyama uses Kawasaki engines on their backpack blowers. Stihl uses Redmax engines on some of their backpack blowers. Who makes the best blower? Tougher question then It should be.
The whole reason that Echo went with Shinaiwa was so that they could use their carburators. So, yes, I am blowing them off too.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:24 PM
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I have decided to go with Stihl. I have always had good luck with my Stihl trimmers and hand held blowers. Plus, when I tried them on, the Stihl was very comfy.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:00 PM
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Any thoughts on the Kawasaki vs Stihl?

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Kaw is a throw away machine compared to a Stihl BR600 Mag the $100.00 you think you'll save will been spent replacing the Kaw
Just curious what this is based on? I've had a few Kaws, all have been solid. Had one stolen, sold a smaller blower. But my krb700 looks like it was in the civil war, but runs like new still. Anecdotal? Yes. Throw away? Toss em my way eh?

And congrats to the OP. Most br600 owners seem to love them.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:01 PM
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Currently, the Husqvarna 580 and Redmax 8500 are the best and most powerful.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:08 PM
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I've got a husky 570, very comfortable, starts everytime and has a ton of scouring power at 236mph.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:54 PM
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Isn't Kawasaki getting out of the two stroke power equipment industry at the end of this year though? Might be even harder to get parts after then.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:29 PM
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more of a figure of speech Most machines are as good as there owners maintain them (most)

I will readily agree Redmax, and Shindaiwa make great blowers.


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Just curious what this is based on? I've had a few Kaws, all have been solid. Had one stolen, sold a smaller blower. But my krb700 looks like it was in the civil war, but runs like new still. Anecdotal? Yes. Throw away? Toss em my way eh?

And congrats to the OP. Most br600 owners seem to love them.
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