BR600, and Echo PB770 Price Shopping?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by therock, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. therock

    therock LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking for one of the two, a Stihl BR600 Magnum, or Echo PB770 but see the pricing is pretty much non-competitive.

    Can I get suggestions? Possibly of a reliable and reputable online sellers?

  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well. Stihl is better quality. Also tge Stihl is way better on fuel so you'll save money over time. I have 2 of them any they have had no problems and they are very reliable. One tank runs a long time.
  3. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
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  4. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you're dead set on one or the other, Wise Sales, a sponsor of this site sells Echo. Ask for Dennis, great to deal with.

    Personally, I'd go with the Husky 580 or Redmax 8500. I recently checked out the 570 which is the same as the 7500. Very comfortable and less bulky than the 580. Either way, they're both more powerful than the the Stihl or Echo.
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  5. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    i have both the echo and stihl mentioned by the op. both are the same price and good blowers. not a single problem. the echo is a year older. the echo however is way faster and to me more comfortable. I have the left hand throttle. last season I had them blowing side by side with 2 expierenced guys. every yard the echo out blew the stihl.[INDENT[/INDENT]
  6. therock

    therock LawnSite Member
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    Great reading, now I have another to look into, the Husky. I'm liking the 570. All of them actually.

    I don't see the Husky or the Stihl on Wise Sales?

    Yes, definitely shopping.
  7. therock

    therock LawnSite Member
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    Going to try some on tomorrow. Lowes has the Husky 570 and a local farm supply / Stihl dealership that I avoid has the 600. They are MSRP hard core, and buying parts there is the same. Loyalty doesn't matter but I'll endure it to try one on.

    I'm amazed how stubborn the prices are on these things. Price fixing like to the max. I think the weight and fuel sipping will have me at the Stihl unless it just doesn't fit me.
  8. Grassman7271

    Grassman7271 LawnSite Member
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    I see you are in North Ga. I bought my BR600 magnum for Ag-Pro(used to be Greensouth) in Dacula. They have the BR600's for $439 everyday all year. I did see they ran a sale and they were down to $429.
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  9. therock

    therock LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, Its promising.
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Trying them on in the store is one thing, but you need to try to get to wear one of each for at least 15 minutes or more while moving around to know which is most comfortable. If I were to go based solely on comfort from just trying them on in the store, the 600 would win hands down. I sold my like new 600 back in the spring because after I bought my 570, the Stihl just sat in the shop 90% of the time. The 570 is waaay more comfortable for wearing over long periods of time. I wear mine for hours on end non stop in the fall. I could never do that with my 600. I was constantly having to re-adjust it on my shoulders, where I never do with my Husky.

    Your Lowe's down there must be a lot different than up here. The biggest Husky they sell here is the 150BT.

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