4 STROKE BP Blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Daner, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    What do you guys think about the new 4 stroke Back pack blowers??
    How do they run conpared to the old 2 bangers
    The 2 that have me interested are the stihl...and the new Big blue by Shindaiwa
    Do you really need all that MPH That they have?...But i bet they run smooth
  2. jims lawn service

    jims lawn service LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 24

    I have two of the Stihl BR 600's and love them.
  3. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    I have the Stihl BR600 and can tell you that it starts on the first or second pull in the morning's then 1 pull after that. It is more quiet, and I don't know if it's smooth or not.....the reason I can't tell is because it's so well isolated from my back I barely know it's there, i.e. yes, it's smoooooth. The best feature IMHO is that it's lighter than the competition
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Im a 2cycle man...It's gonna take alot for us to switch over...Tell me are they that good as far as weight compared to a 2 cycle?
  5. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    The main reason I got the BR600 was because it was lighter than my Echo BP650
  6. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    The Shindy weighs in at an extra 4 lbs
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,207

    Isn't the 600 a two stroke with valves? I guess I thought the true 4 stroke had a crandcase with oil...maybe I am wrong an maybe it don't make a difference. I like the kill swith on the 600 but I don't like the fact you can't remove the end snout in close situations. That stupid wire is the problem.
  8. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Hess, agree with ya that the tube is hard to use in tight places,haven't had this one long but seems to be a good unit over all.Went to a quickie Stihl school a while back, and the valves on the blower are butt easy to set,recommended at 130 hrs but if the unit is still running good don't mess with them is what I was told.Over all I like it so far.
  9. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    I got one Br 600 and love mine!!
  10. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    I got the 4 stroke Stihl edger (FC110) and it starts first pull, seems to run lower rpm but is a torque demon! I have not tried the backpack yet, but probably the same, quieter, lower rpm with bigger results.

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