BR600 or EB8510 or EB620

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JBLandscaping11, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. JBLandscaping11

    JBLandscaping11 LawnSite Member
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    I have an option of the BR600(stihl) or EB8510(shindaiwa) or EB620(also shindaiwa). they are all practicly brand new. i live in nj, so we get leaves, and alot of them, and i want it to be comfortable aswell though, meaning it is light and not much vibration. but i neeeeed the power. so please tell me what you think because i know all of you are bigger and have more experience then i do.
     
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've had both the BR600 and the EB802. Of the 2, I'd pick the 802 any day of the week. Why? Because it's a 2 stroke. Fewer moving parts, less to go wrong. Just my opinion. I've never had much luck with 4 stroke stuff.
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Of the 3 you have listed, I'd take the BR600. I own one, and they are excellent blowers. They are light, powerful, and great on fuel.

    Now if you DO expand your options, I'd look hard at either the 802, or the Husky 570 BTS. Between those two, I'd take the Husky (and I did, and don't regret it for a minute). It is an awesome blower and noticably stronger than all those you have listed, and stronger than the 802 in stock form. Both can be hotrodded to give even more performance, and as said above, they have few moving parts to go wrong ( the Husky has only 3).
     
  4. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    ive had a br600 and have been running stihl oil and reg fuel and have had 0 issues. if you look at my signature you will see im a stihl freak lol. i ever have stihl safety glasses.
     
  5. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    i take that back, i have had something go wrong. about a week ago the primer bulb broke. but there is hardley any vibration and its powerful as hell and its light.
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I vote for the Shindy EB802. I love mine plan to buy another pretty soon.
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  7. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ive got a br600 and love it plenty of power comfortable to use and the trigger setup is very nice
     
  8. JBLandscaping11

    JBLandscaping11 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the feedback, but i guess id have to say that it needs to be one of those things above because im not buying new, im trading my 755 which i hate for one
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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Like I said above, get the Stihl if you're limited to those 3. You won't regret it.
     
  10. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Shindy, all day. Got one last year before leaf season and it was the best decision I ever made. The ones I put up against it were the BR600, Echo 770 and thats it.

    Also the EB802 is a proven blower.
     

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