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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by J Dawg, May 26, 2012.

  1. crichardson

    crichardson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    600 mag. i got it, its a beast....
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Not saying that the 600 Magnum isn't a good blower, but the Husqvarna 580/Redmax 8500 blows it away and every other blower that I'm aware of. I've run my 580 side-by-side against the 600M and the Echo 770 and it blows the doors off both of them. It is a big, heavy blower for sure...it's freakin huge....but if you want pure brute power I'd recommend it. With the padded hip belt and chest strap it's actually pretty comfy. If you're a little guy it's probably not the unit for you and the curved high velocity nozzle is unuseable at any significant throttle...you can't hold the tube with one hand, and adding the optional handle to make it a 2 hander isn't something many people would want to do.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,049

    The redmax,is only about 3,lbs more and 1mph more, not sure about air volume (cfm). I don't see how you could go wrong with any of the big boys in the blower game, just get the biggest avalible.
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  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

  5. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I will admit, that is pretty cool!

    I've heard and seen that the stihl br 600's engines are prone to locking up. has that been anyone's experience or did stihl correct this problem?

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Get a shindaiwa 802. Thank me after you use it. Thank me again in five years when you still use it. I'm done......carry on men......and boys!

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